We Did It!
By Morley Hunt
October 22, 2017 8:00am CST
In four short weeks we will take possession of our retirement home. A week will be spent at the new house to get a few things organized and then we say goodbye to the house for more than two months. In February I will be driving out by myself to begin to paint, clean, have internet hooked up and generally begin to turn the house into a home. For almost two months my husband and I will be living miles and miles apart. In April, I get to make the long drive back to our present home so we can pack everything we own and make the big move in the middle of the month of May. My husband is super excited and counting down the days until he is retired. 205 is today's count. 2018 promises to be a year of change.
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The house we currently live in is part of my husbands job. When he retires we will need to move. We have looked at many options for homes...locally and farther afield. Our finances tell us that if we want to enjoy a comfortable retirement we won't be buying locally... The home we have just purchased is valued about four times higher in this area.
I actually have a brother who lives near our new home. I haven't spoken to him in months...he isn't aware, as far as I know. The work will be worth it. The crazy week coming up in November could be interesting.....then the drive back and forth by myself is just a bit intimidating....but I'm sure it will be fine.
• Moses Lake, Washington
You and I are on similar tracks. Your retirement house looks comfy. My hubby and I could stay where we are now after his retirement. It would be the cheaper option. 3 acres and yet..... no bus line, no culture for poetry readings, no university for hubby, no health food stores. We are looking at quite a distant move to get what we need and then it would mean we would be in a town again and I'm not the greatest at living so near people. The area also has trails to walk on so we will go back there next early summer and check it out again...... I wish you luck.
I think we have it calculated out....we'll be living apart for about 8 weeks. That's not so bad....we'll talk everyday on the phone. We lived apart for 3 months back in 2000....mind you I wasn't living alone at a that time and we were only about 25 miles apart.