Congrats. I'm glad you are doing what's right for you. You don't have to have your own shop. Shared ones work very nicely (my brother has a car restoration place shared with others). And I'm pretty sure one of your guest rooms will have a few bits of saw dust in it at some point. Looking forward to seeing your new place.
Well, Darren. The other big news is that there is no shop. This is a manufactured home in a park. No garage. It is however, about 5 minutes from the lab I have been going to for the last couple of years. I am talking with the owner there about creating a woodshop there. I'd make him heck of deal for most of my tools and I'd still have a place to play. I truly don't know how much longer I will have to be able to play with tools, given my health challenges of the last few years, so I am comfortable with this arrangement. I will have a few things at home for piddling around, but no serious builds. There is lots to think about and many decisions to be made over the next few weeks.
So no amazing lottery win then?
Power tools are great, but as I get older, I am certainly appreciating and looking more towards using powered hand tools, the way my grandfather worked with hand tools. (just doing some stuff faster)
With your old track setup, and your CNC, I would think the getting the wood in, would actually be your hardest obstacle (you have adapted and overcame so many others).
You second hardest is where to put what you build.