We are nearly certain we won't retire here. As much as we have loved living here on the Central Coast, it is just very expensive and not ideal for us financially. We have lived in California a very long time, more than 60 years for him, nearly 30 years for me. It's hard to think about life somewhere else, but I think we are almost to the point of acceptance.
The thing about my personality and considering a move is that I get a bit obsessed over it, even though it's not imminent. I spend far too much time on the real estate sites. I look at homes, maps, weather, crime data, anything that makes sense for me to research. Prescott, Arizona, is still at the top of our list. It's beautiful, the right size, clean air, reasonable weather, and relatively close to a large city with resources and an airport. Oh yes, and baseball! Also, I lived in Arizona for 12 years before I moved to California. While it's changed a LOT, at least I'm familiar with the state and know a few people who live there. We are feeling that it makes sense. We shall see.
Considering selling our house means we also have a list of things that will need to be done. Again, it's not urgent, but at least we have goals to work toward. This weekend I gave away our original chicken coop. I'm going to focus on other items that need to go, working from outdoor stuff to indoor stuff. I've also cut down a large evergreen shrub, one of a few I'd like to get rid of. Small steps toward a goal. Clearing out and cleaning up.
Onward toward the next chapter, preparing to turn the page.
A bit of good news, Amanda is coming in tomorrow and I will get my hair done. She cannot talk about what's going on in the investigation, but it will be nice to see her.
A few more rose photos. One is of course my lovely Julia Child. The other is new this year, Violet's Pride.
Have a great day.
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