Do You Live Where You Truly Want To?

Discussion in 'Places I Have Lived' started by Cody Fousnaugh, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. John Brunner

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    You've likely mentioned her background (where "home" is, family ties, etc) but I've forgotten. Is any of that a factor in this?
     
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    I'd probably want to go and check it out... the house, the town, the surroundings. Have you been there before? It's a big move but it might be something you'd both like.
     
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    Sometimes I think it might be nice to move to a smaller, single-story house. But I love this house and our neighborhood; we've been here since we built this house in 1994 and we haven't had a mortgage since 2008. I can't think of anyplace I'd want to move to, plus I like the proximity to the big city without actually living in it. I know I'll never live far from good medical facilities. I've learned how important that truly is.

    If I should be widowed (God forbid), I'd probably sell this house and move closer to my youngest son, though. I could park the RV on his property and aggravate them half to death. :D Turnabout is fair play.
     
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    No, she's from California.
     
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    I looked into maybe moving to W Virginia. The properties were cheap, some stone houses, lots of foraging.... Maybe after hubby goes, if I can still hobble.
    I can give houses here to kids. and get a scamp trailer.
    But there are still things I need to research like mineral rights and if you are allowed to shoot the neighbors. But, at this point hubby might live outlive me or not go quietly into the good night. ;)
     
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    This was what I was thinking, too ! Unless there is some reason why you would not want to move to Kansas, it seems like it would be worth looking into further, at the very least. Maybe ask for pictures and more information about the house, look up the area on the internet to see what it is like (if you have never been there before ), and then see how you would feel about living in that area. If it looks good, then make a trip to investigate, and maybe start the ball rolling for the move.
    A large home and cheap rent seems like a good thing to me, and definitely a reason that I would look at if I had to move somewhere.
     
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    I have a friend who is part-heir to some land in West Virginia. The surface land rights and the mineral rights are separately deeded. Functionally, I'm not certain what that means regarding surface access in order to exercise the mining rights, or if those rights merely mean a company can extract minerals/oil under your property by excavating/drilling sideways from elsewhere. I suspect it's the latter. I'm pretty sure that's what my friend told me when I asked. So you could buy property and literally be sitting on a gold mine that's already been sold to someone else.

    Regarding shooting neighbors...it's easier to say "I'm sorry..." Just keep in mind that WVA neighbors are likely to shoot back. ;) Beware the hillbilly who only owns one gun.
     
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    You just raised in interesting point. Utilities in a large house might wipe out any cost savings. Lots of factors to consider.
     
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    If I’m not mistaken, I think you have to be able to sing at least 2 stanza’s of Somewhere Over The Rainbow to be able to pick up residency in Kansas.
     
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    Actually, Bobby and I usually like the same houses and style of house. I love the one he posted the picture of, even though I know that getting up and down stairs is pretty much beyond my abilities anymore; so it would be first floor living for me.
    If I could live anywhere I wanted, it would be somewhere close enough to go to the ocean, preferable somewhere along the Oregon coastline, between Astoria and Florence.
    Astoria has some magnificent old houses, because it has always been a shipping port at the mouth of the Columbia River, and the whole area is beautiful. I fell in love with it when I worked there years ago, and have long wished that I could move to the area.

    This is the historic Flavel House in Astoria, just to give you an idea of some of the beautiful old homes and mansions out there.

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    I ain’t Otis but I can build stair lifts.
     
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    That may be what we end up doing here eventually. All of our bedrooms (and full baths) are upstairs. We only have a powder room downstairs and nowhere to bathe unless we get in the pool. :D
     
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    There are a lot of places I'd like to move to, but I think I should move back home to be closer to the cemetery.
     
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    Ken, are you dying to get in there?
     
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    Well, where we were this last week, we definitely decided we wouldn't move there.

    First was Colorado Springs, but just too big. Funny, but as we drove south to Colorado Springs, we drove thru Denver (I-25) and Denver is growing like a terrible weed. A weed that even a Weed Killer chemical won't kill. As we drove thru, we seen at least 13 building cranes putting up multiple new buildings. I can truly now understand why there are so many people outside Denver that think Denver is "Colorado's version of Los Angeles".

    After we left Colorado Springs, we headed to the city of Black Hawk, in the mountains. It is a gambling city with numerous hotels/casinos. Not as many as Las Vegas, but enough. Black Hawk was blasted out of the rocks in the mountains. Nobody actually lives in Black Hawk, but do drive from Idaho Springs, which is close to Black Hawk. Actually, one casino employee told us that there are those that drive from Thornton, Colorado to Black Hawk to work in a hotel/casino. That is a 1 1/2 hour drive each way. Sort of shocking, but some people will do it. We'd never live in the mountains. Close to them, like we do now, but not in them.

    Next, and last, stop was Cheyenne, Wyoming. Had given some thought about moving there, but have given those thoughts up. Just too "city" for us. As we've already been told, "yes, there is a major rodeo here in Cheyenne, but after that rodeo is over, Cheyenne goes back to being just another big city. Cheyenne is the Capitol of Wyoming and growing tremendously."

    So, in a couple of months, will rent another car and drive to Sheridan, Wyoming. It is in the northern part of Wyoming and much, much more "Western" than Cheyenne would ever be.
     
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