Some Real World Stuff

As many of my longtime readers may know, I am originally from the Great State of Texas.  There’s actually a funny saying that I’m reminded of that goes something like this, “If a man’s from Texas, he’ll tell you.  If he’s not, why embarrass him by asking?”  Anyway, yes….born and raised in Texas as they say.  I moved to Colorful Colorado back in 1998 for a brand new job and adventure.  A lot has happened in these past 25+ years.  In 2001, I met the love of my life.  Together we bought our house where we’ve been living for 20 years.  In 2007 we got married and of course in 2020 I officially retired.

My wife and I have been contemplating where we would live as we grow in our years and we’ve decided for us, the best place to do this is back home (at least back home for me) in the Great State of Texas.  While we’ve absolutely loved living and playing in Colorado, as one grows old the cold winters are just not a thing we enjoy anymore. While Texas does have brutal summers, we feel that is the better alternative to the Colorado winters.

Our relocation back to Texas may not happen for several months.  Actually, it may not even happen this calendar year.  We’re going to visit family this August and tour a few potential neighborhoods in the North Georgetown area.  Beyond starting to do some organizing and cleaning up of unneeded junk that we don’t plan to move to Texas, the real planning for the move will occur sometime after this trip takes place.  Naturally this will include placing our current home on the market.

The housing market (especially in our current neighborhood) is very strong at the moment.  But in addition to selling our current home, we have to find a new home in Texas, which we may or may not find during our visit in August. The longer we wait (after the August timeframe) the closer we get to the end of the year and the holidays.  Things tend to slow down and almost stall towards the end of the year as most people don’t tend to move or change locations at this time.

Having said all that, I’m excited about this move back to my home state.  We will be downsizing as well.  Our current house is almost 5,000 sq. ft of living space including finished basement and upstairs.  We’re looking for something in the 3,000 – 3,500 sq. ft. range all single level as my old knees won’t tolerate stairs in the coming years.

While this blog post has nothing to do with simulation gaming, I have always strived to keep my loyal readers involved as much as possible or as much as I want you to be involved in my personal life.  This is a big step for my wife and I, and will certainly mark a brand new chapter in our lives together.  I’ll occasionally update you on our progress as we make this journey together.

Until next time….

Jerry

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