|Queen Mary 2 docked in Halifax, Nova Scotia|
We are officially homeless now! We sold our condo in Boca Raton just prior to the World Cruise, but the deal was contingent upon being able to rent it back for 2 months. So, after disembarking from the Regent Voyager in Southampton, we flew back to Florida. Even though we sold the apartment fully furnished, there was still so much 'stuff' to sort, give away, throw away, pack away and move into storage. Fortunately, right in the middle, we had a brief reprieve. I was asked to lecture on the Queen Mary 2, a round trip
cruise from New York City over the July 4 holiday. Then it was back to work. In addition to packing and moving, I was developing a couple of new lectures and laying out our schedule for the next 5 months.
|At Frank & Julia's mountain home|
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