Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rethinking the move

Captain Awesome is emailing me prices of houses in our old neighborhood in the Midwest, and prices of houses in Utah. Telling me we could retire in less than two years if we move out of state.

Whiplash. Used to be I was the one petitioning to move somewhere affordable.

Suspicion. Is Captain Awesome capable of retiring under any condition anyhow? I've hardly seen him work less than a 70 hour week.

5 comments:

just another groupie said...

There is still a house for sale right across the street from me...

Amira said...

I'd move someplace cheaper. You could live anywhere though. Doesn't that choice excite you? I haven't yet lived in a place I'd want to stay forever.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Where is your family? In the end, that's the thing that makes a house a home. When your kids are little, it is easy to integrate into a new neighborhood, ward, area, the parents of their friends are your friends, etc. but when they are older, having family around is huge.

Reluctant Nomad said...

no. he's not capable. ;)

Nouveau Me said...

Groupie, that sounds fun...

Amira, I used to love moving to a new place, but now I only want to go away if I know I can come back here within two years. Today while my youngest was climbing a play structure, I eavesdropped on two moms, a Frenchwoman and an woman from Asia, talk about how the English learning was going for themselves and their children, and how driving everywhere here had caused one to gain 10 kilos, so now she was making a special effort to walk or bike, to the other's enthusiastic agreement. There's always something like that going on.

That said, spending all my money to eavesdrop on the cool kids doesn't make sense.

Heidi, my family are in other cities on the west coast. That are not necessarily less expensive enough. And, as Captain Awesome points out, anytime I get near my family, I do a lot of hand wringing. I love them, but I always do things wrong socially with my family, seems to be painful for everyone. My friends are easier.

Reluctant: Exactly.