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    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.
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    Good luck with your plans, Rennie. Moving to the area you mentioned will allow you to keep an eye on a handful of the fine folks we have on here!!!
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    Sounds like a big change, but a thought out one and getting closer to family is always good!
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    SOUTHERN MICHIGAN how sweet would that be housing is quite affordable here in comparison to many areas

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    There's that big empty field across the road from Larry's...
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    Go east young man - Moving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Niemi View Post
    SOUTHERN MICHIGAN how sweet would that be housing is quite affordable here in comparison to many areas
    Not to mention a lot of nice people live there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    There's that big empty field across the road from Larry's...
    Hmmmmmmm. He's a little further north than I wanted to be. Maybe I can talk him in to selling off a half acre or so of the homestead. 😀
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    I hope that everything goes better than "well" with your plans.

    As for "family" I don't know what I would do without mine. I'd move anywhere for them. However, they would probably keep the new location a secrete so I couldn't find them. Oh well.

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    Go east young man - Moving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    I hope that everything goes better than "well" with your plans.

    As for "family" I don't know what I would do without mine. I'd move anywhere for them. However, they would probably keep the new location a secrete so I couldn't find them. Oh well.

    Enjoy,
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