My life is changing in a big way. I live in Maryland and the hubby and I have decided to sell the house and move to Texas. The move is for a variety of reasons, health, happiness, living on less money, and weather. We have been boxing up items, dejunking, giving away furniture, paintings, getting the outside landscaped and getting movers into do the big items. We are also painting the interior, sanding the floors, and new rugs are being laid. (this is being done by professionals, not us!) We hope to actually have the house on the market in late April or May. I am hoping the house will sell quickly and that we are able to move this summer. We will be driving two cars to Texas, I will have the cat, the husband will have the dog. The trip should run us about four days. There is no house in Texas yet, the game plan is to stay at a hotel/motel while we search for our "forever home." To say we are stressed is putting it mildly. I know in my heart this is the right thing to do. It makes sense on so many levels for us.
What I am looking for are tips, suggestions about living out of a suitcase for a period of time, health eating options, how to keep things in perspective, think positive, maintain balance (if there is such a thing!) moving cross country, anything and everything you can provide, suggest, would be very helpful. I keep thinking others must have done this before but I am not sure how to phrase this on the internet.
The place we hope to really land is in Llano Texas, perhaps San Saba, we are looking at a very small ranch or farmette. A bit of land and small house. Under 1700 square feet. Good internet, and good library.
We did go out last July to scope out various areas of Texas and we both fell in love with this area.
Lastly, I am a person who needs people. I like to hear their stories, see their knitting, and I think it will be a somewhat forced retirement on my part. I don't know if anyone will hire a 57 year old woman who likes to archive digital materials, who knows! I am thinking of volunteering and would like to know for those that have retired and are now volunteering what they are doing, and how they thought about which place to volunteer with.
Thanks for reading this, and thanks for any of your suggestions.