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On the Road Again?

August 12th, 2008 at 06:25 am

The big news here is that we may be moving again. DH is just not digging Austin enough to make this our forever home.

When DH first brought this up I felt a bit whiplashed (still feel that way in fact). But I understand why he's not happy here. We will probably be moving back West in the spring, but not back to Seattle. We're thinking California (because of the weather). There goes the low cost of living!!! Oh well, at least we will have had 1-1/2 years of living cheap.

A couple years ago CA would not have been an option becaue of the high real estate prices, but thanks to the recent housing price declines it now looks like living in Cali may now be doable.

8 Responses to “On the Road Again?”

  1. monkeymama Says:

    Oh goodie, now I can sell you on Sacramento. Big Grin It's always been the cheapest part of the state (lord knows why). Actually the reason why is there just isn't a lot of jobs. But I think it is the nicest area inland. What's to hate about being so close to the Sierras and the beach and the Bay and everything? Sure, I'd prefer San Diego. But just can't afford it. Wink
    (People do pay more to live in the middle of ungodly nowhere, simply because it is closer to the Bay. Which takes a while to wrap your brain around. Why people pay more to live in the middle of nowhere).

    Anyway, I am really sorry to hear Austin isn't working out. But it sounds like you haven't really put down much roots there. I wish you luck in finding that perfect place.

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Sorry you have to move! How about the mountains of N. Georgia?? lol

  3. momsents Says:


    The one thing I have gathered from your post is you view life as an adventure - love all the pictures you take on your walks around. Anyhow, you haven't purchased anything yet and while it won't be fun to pack up and figure where you are going again, it will be an adventure! Good luck on your search for the next spot!

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    Well, what about Oregon? I hear COL is not as bad. Weather should still be OK. Best of all, they have some of the least restricted gun laws in the country!

    Or do you guys not care about that? Big Grin

  5. gamecock43 Says:

    Ahhh...you'r husband sounds like me. Likes everywhere, afraid to committ though.

  6. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear you're leaving Texas. Happy Trails as you go to your next destination. Smile

  7. scfr Says:

    MonkeyMama - We did actually think about Sacramento, but we're leaning more towards the San Diego area ... not exactly in the city, but a bit out of town where it's a tiny bit "cheaper" (or should I say not quite as expensive). DH is going for a preliminary scouting trip in October, so we'll see.

    Ima saver: I hear there is a lovely new super deluxe home in N. Georgia, recently constructed, built by a master craftsman. Unfortunately, in addition to that particular home probably be out of our price range, DH wants to move someplace warm (no snow, ever).

    BA: Hmmm...least restrictive gun laws ...that is a criteria I had not thought of for choosing a place to live! Smile Unfortunately, Oregon won't meet DH's "no snow, no cold, not too much rain" weather criteria.

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement!

  8. monkeymama Says:

    San Diego is lovely. I just kind of laugh that you went for somewhere cheaper but might end up in San Diego. Teehee. Granted it is much more affordable now, but still quite pricey.

    That being said, it is probably a wonderful time to buy there. & I am jealous. Wink (Certainly no snow but the wild fires can be a bit obnoxious).

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