Go east young man - Moving?
Horace Greeley might not approve but I am thinking of moving east in a year or two. Southern Michigan is currently our target area, but that is still open for deliberation. Jan and I have been talking about downsizing to about 800 sf for a while now. I have no objections so long as I get a shop, and I'd like to move out of town a little, staying clear of subdivisions and all the rules that go with them. Unfortunately, around here out of city limits means desert and that does not appeal to either of us. Jan still has family in Indiana and I have family in Des Moines (a great grandson on the way), NY and NJ. Seems relocating 1800 miles east might be what we need.
As an added plus, land right now is relatively inexpensive in the areas we are considering and getting out of town is also easy. Things will proceed slowly for now. We have both gone back to work to save up Some additional cash with the hope of having to take out as small a mortgage as possible.
Our plan, so far, is to build new with me doing much of the interior work. This might change, but that's the plan so far.
“We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk