Thursday, 27 February 2014

No Shoveling Snow For Me

I was sure I had cursed myself in my last post when I said I didn't want to live anywhere I had to shovel snow. Thankfully I was wrong. I was very, very wrong.

Where will our new home be?

Florida!

That's right. The Hubby's new office will be in Ft. Lauderdale so we will be looking to move somewhere nearby. So no snow for us! Though we will have to deal with humidity and frizzy hair which is never nice.

It's a huge change for this California native who has just spent almost 10 years in London. After all this time in England I have almost forgotten what a warm summer feels like. So I'm sure the first summer of humidity and bugs (yuck) will be a rude awakening. On the bright side, (see what I did there?) we won't have to take our vitamin D supplements anymore.

So now I'm scouring the good schools website to try and figure out where we should live. I haven't even begun to think about doctors and hospitals yet, but that's next on the list.

We don't have a time line just yet but things will happen quickly so it looks like I'm in for a wild ride.

Anyone familiar with the Ft. Lauderdale area? Any advice on schools and neighbourhoods and doctors and hospitals would be greatly appreciated. 


12 comments:

  1. Wow! I lived in Florida (Orlando) for 20 years. Although the summers are tough, you do get used to the humidity. Glad you're moving somewhere warm!

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  2. No advice to offer, just wanted to let you know I'm glad you're getting to go somewhere without snow, just like you wanted :)

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  3. That's awesome!! Whenever I longingly google where should I live in the united states I always get Florida! I hope you love it!!

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  4. Ah, no shovelling snow, indeed. Good luck with all that researching.

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  5. Exciting! Good luck. I have moved a lot and found moving simultaneously stimulating and annoying. Can't imagine coordinating one while pregnant and caring for a toddler.

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  6. Good luck for the move, at least it will be warm. And near Disney world!

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  7. How exciting! I am looking forward to blog posts with proper American vocabulary. (just kidding!) Good luck with your move and settling in. And getting used to Fla. drivers.

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  8. Don't know if FL still does this, but when my sister and her family lived there, they got to go to Disneyworld for free as residents :)

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  9. Congrats!!! I love it here. Not going to lie it took about 2 years to get used the heat, humidity, and bugs, but I wouldn't change it for the world. My kids are outside all year long and nothing better than living in vacation.

    I live in the Tampa area, but my husband has an office in Ft Lauderdale. I know his co workers live in Boca Raton (pricey), Jupiter, West Palm and my inlaws live in Pembroke Pines. South Florida is a different bird so make sure they set you up with a good real estate agent to steer you in the right direction. If you want me to ask my husband he might be able to get specific info in terms of schools, hospitals, etc. I would love to help...I know how scary it is moving with a toddler and pregnant (been there and done that)

    Good luck on your new adventure!!

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  10. I live in Florida, but a good distance from Ft Lauderdale. I'm in Gainesville which is in North Central FL. Anyway, welcome in advance and good luck settling in!

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  11. Oh wow - I have no suggestions for you since I am here in Oz but what an exciting move for you!

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