Wishes And Pixie Dust

Follow the journey of a Wisconsin family of 4 who relocated to the Walt Disney World area in July 2011

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, 28 Days To Go!

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As I sit here writing this blog post, the piles of boxes in our home surrounds my view. This, of course, is not a bad thing.  It means that we are inching closer to living our dream of moving to Florida.  We moved to using the large boxes recently, and I wanted to share a picture I took of Ben:

We are pleased to announce that we packed up the sunroom yesterday, so that is another room ready to go.

Before:

After:

I will say, out of all the rooms in the house, this room I will miss the most.  I love how the sunshine comes in through the windows in the later afternoon/early evening; it’s my happy place to be while I work on my scrapbooks or other assorted projects.  I will not, however, miss the frigid cold of this room in the winter:  it is not insulated nor is there central heating in this room, so there are certain days (weeks, even) when I cannot be in this room and must keep the door closed.   The joy of living in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin!

In the mail Tuesday we received our SunPass unit, so we are set for tolls at least in Florida. There are two different units that are available for purchase:  a portable transponder which moves from car to car (it attaches with suction cups), and a mini-sticker which, once you place it on your car, it cannot be removed.  You do not need to be a Florida resident to purchase SunPass, which can be purchased online at http://www.sunpass.com, Publix, CVS, and at all Turnpike service Plazas and Turnpike gas stations.  The portable transponder is $25, and the mini-sticker is $4.99, but you will receive a rebate of $4.99 in toll credits, so it is essentially free.  We chose the portable transponder unit mainly for personal preference reasons, and we like the convenience of not having to worry about having change when we travel into Orlando or take day trips around the area.

We are very much on schedule as far as packing boxes is concerned, if not ahead of schedule.  🙂  I would much rather be bored the last week before we move, than to be rushing frantically around trying to pack boxes.  I don’t think I’ll be bored, though.  🙂 I’m looking forward to having a lot of quality time with the children before we leave, playing games, trips to the park, etcetera.  The games are packed but the box is not sealed, so we can grab them as we want.  The kids have their physicals on Monday, and God willing, that will be the last doctor appointment we have in Wisconsin.  I’ve talked with the special education specialist, and I have to say I am impressed with how willing they are to make this transition as smooth as possible for Ben, and I am reassured that they will do everything they can to make this a good school experience for him.  This only reinforces that Clermont is the city we are meant to be in, and we simply cannot wait to come home.

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Wishing all our readers a magical and pixie-dust filled weekend!

Jen 

One thought on “Hi Ho, Hi Ho, 28 Days To Go!

  1. Just read this and added the cost of two Sunpass units to our budget. This was something I had overlooked. Living in the Chicago area, we would not drive tollways without an iPass so this was a must have.

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