Well, they didn't get covid, but apparently contracted some other "bug".
Upon her return to work last week, Martha put in her notice and announced that she and her husband are moving to Mexico. They plan to become permanent residents.
So THAT was news! I haven't really had a chance to ask her how long it took for them to make this decision. I knew they were both close to being ready to retire, but I don't know if they'd discussed moving out of the country, or specifically to Mexico before their week long vacay.
Martha and her husband don't have kids. Both Martha's parents are deceased, and she has a "high maintenance" mother-in-law who probably motivates them to create more distance.
So they're selling their stuff, working to re-home the two dogs, and heading south.
More power to 'em, I guess. I'm assuming they've thought this through. Thankfully, Martha gave a full month's notice, and hopefully Boss can fill her position soon 🤞.
And I'll miss working with Martha. There are only six of us at the center including the boss, and she's probably my favorite to work with (don't tell the others). Laid back, good work ethic, well-organized, often brings muffins...
She was part of our recent united front against Nurse Ratched. I changed her name here to Martha so as to not confuse her with Betty the blogger.
Party Girl and I got to talking about where we would want to move to if no limitations. I never really thought about being an ex-pat. There are places I'd like to visit, but I dunno about totally pulling up stakes like Martha.
I'm actually quite happy in Fort Collins, thanks.