Do You Live Where You Truly Want To?

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  1. Hedi Mitchell

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    If you were offered a place to live 400 miles away from where you have lived a long time, would you move?
    In a house that is way too big for two, but the rent is dirt cheap. There would be a climate change to adjust to.
     
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    Still in Texas??
     
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    No, in another state -dang it - Kansas
     
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    Can I move into your attic or basement?:rolleyes:
     
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    I HATE moving. My husband wanted to move to a 'nice' house when he retired. He had to drag me kicking and screaming out of our old house. We bought the house we are in where we could not stand looking at another house, EVER. It was 4 miles from our old house. Later a farm I had always wanted came up for sale and was for sale a lonnnnnnnngg time. I made a low ball offer that made the sellers mad. Then I went back and pointed out that they were not priced well or it would have been gone a long time ago. (I blame their realtors) The farm is halfway between our two houses.
    I am happy where we live. The only place I would not be happy is in a city. or town or village;)
    Unfortunately, hubby did not realize that houses take upkeep because I always up kept everything and now I don't do as good a job.
    Maybe when we are done with them, we can just start them on fire. The great reset might take them from us anyway.;)
     
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    Go ahead. They'll never even know.
     
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    Do you have relatives there or is this just random?
     
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    Hubbby's niece lives there and owns house. Not really planning on moving there but wondered what others would do.
     
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    I wonder if one is wanting to move a good distance, what would make you do it and what research would you do?
     
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    If I’m going to dream, why the attic or basement? There’s plenty of room for everyone!
     
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    I'm thinking of moving back to the UP of Michigan. It's not something that I'm actively working toward but rather, I am staying alert to good deals on a house or land that would be affordable, without requiring exhaustive renovation in order to be livable. Ideally, I think I'd like to pick up some land, more than just a lot, that I can have a simple pre-built structure moved onto, except that it needs to be a place where water and electricity are available, either through a well or a municipal water system. I'm still thinking I'd rather not live in a town but, in my 70s, maybe that's something I need to be open to.

    Land and houses are far too expensive in or around my hometown but there seems to be a lot available when I extend the distance to fifty miles or so, particularly in the former iron ore mining communities. I'd like to live where a drive to my hometown would be a one-day affair, and preferably close enough so that I could drive to my hometown church on Sundays, even if it's a 40-50-mile drive, although I might not do that every week in January or February.

    Anyhow, I may or may not make the move. There is some security in living here, where my house is paid for and I have room for all my stuff. Then again, I wouldn't buy anything that came with a mortgage anyhow, or at least not much of one.
     
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    I dislike living in a city but at the same time I vehemently hate moving.
    That said, if we had to, I would put my foot down and insist on someplace like the picture I posted earlier and 2 men and a truck would move us.
    However, as a husband, I learned long ago that after I got done putting my foot down and insisting upon whatever, I will also have the last two words: Yes Dear.
     
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    If it would be a stable (not at future risk of losing) living situation, I gotta think it will take a lot of stress off of you. That's the thing about money: it cannot make us happy, but there is a minimum amount required so we can breath easy.

    Is there something about Kansas that would be a downside? I stayed in Virginia when I moved because I worked remotely and had to be within commuting distance of HQ...and now I've lived here for nearly 60 years, I know the laws & the political environment, etc. I don't know much about Kansas as a place to live...not do I know much about Texas, for that matter.
     
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    lI was just about to ask about your wife’s ministry but then I got the alert about the grant.
     
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    She was mostly interested in getting the recovery center started, but doesn't want to be tied to it for too many years. Of course, we wouldn't move until she was ready for the move, too.
     
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