Moving is fraught with challenges not the least of which is the loss of familiarity. Knowing your favorite coffee shop, the best place to snag a parking spot in a popular shopping center, how to avoid clogged traffic areas and on and on.
I’ve also discovered that there are (at least) 3 people in your life that are the hardest to replace. Let’s leave friends out of this equation because we all know they are irreplaceable.
Here’s what’s new in my world and who has been hardest to replace…so far.
My car started acting up last week. We had no idea where to go so my husband phoned our old mechanic to get his advice. After googling and checking Yelp, we narrowed it down to a guy who had ok reviews. We agreed my husband should take my car in because women are assumed to be clueless about cars. ( I am). He gave us the same suggestion our old mechanic did, but we have no faith in him yet because my husband thought that’s what the problem was too. This is still a work in progress.
I’ve had melanoma. That diagnosis makes me neurotic about my sun protection and vigilant about getting skin checks by my dermatologist every 6 months. I was referred to a young woman had only graduated from her internship a few years ago. That makes her younger than my children! I was unsure but kept the appointment because it “was time”. Imagine my surprise to discover she is amazing! More thorough than any dermatologist I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot of them. She found a pre-cancerous spot on my forearm that I missed, which shocked me because I’m so
neurotic careful. Now to find a good primary care doctor. This is still a work in progress.
A hairdresser who “gets” your hair and understands you.
My hair is baby fine, poker straight and thin. It doesn’t like to do anything but lay like a skullcap on my head. I was referred to a nice gal and we have been working to get it right for several months. I’ve shown her copious pictures of past haircuts and even a video or two but we haven’t got the formula down yet. I’m having to spend way more
too much time styling my hair than I ever did, not my goal. Luckily it’s hat season but I hope we can get this right soon. This is still a work in progress.
I’m still gathering my thought’s on living in an active retirement community. I am not a fan of the weather and we aren’t sure if we will stay here but I don’t relish replacing these people again!
Who do you think you would have trouble replacing?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!