Last week our area was breaking records for low temps and this week, we’re breaking records for high temps. It has definitely been weird. Yesterday it was over 80 degrees. I think tomorrow night it’s going to be back down in the low 30’s.
This evening I was outside and the sky was so pretty. It looks so much like Texas . . I guess . . because it is Texas! 🙂
Earlier when I was outside, I was trying to get a picture of our crazy rooster and he was too far off to see him but it was another pretty view of what we see around here.
There’s so much I love about living here. It’s hard being so torn . . wanting to be closer to Addie and wanting to be here. At least I’m happy here and happy there too!
Nelle Coursey says
Home is where you are!
w jordan says
Well what can I say.”you’ve got to love Texas”. You could keep this house and come here on weekends,spend summers here and live there during the week . Have family come here for holidays and use this house as a vacation house but perrmanet address. Just a thought because you love it here so much and Addie will grow up soon and she won’t want to spend so much time with old folks( I’ve found that out this year myself.) Then you will always have your place. I know keeping up 2 houses is hard but then you can have the best of bot worlds.
Susan Torrens says
I understand your desire to be near your granddaughter. During the summer when we are in our northern home, we are still 4 1/2 hours away from our 2, and have to drive through a major city. During the winter, when we are in our southern home, we see them using skype once a week. We told our grandson, who will be 5 in January, that he can reach us on skype any time, and we often visit, “having dinner with the family” during the week.
We looked into relocating to their city, but housing prices are much higher, and we are happy with our doctor, dentist, etc., where we live. We have long-time friends, as we were stationed there, and I am active in the quilt guild, and have quilting buddies as well.
This fall our granddaughter age 1 started at daycare, and so far, has been home almost as much as at daycare, suffering from minor illnesses, but with a fever. My son and daughter-in-law have been taking turns staying home with her, but that sure hurts their paychecks! I feel guilty that we can’t be there to help, but they seem to be managing, and they went through this when our grandson started daycare, so they were somewhat prepared.
We also have friends who moved to be near their grands, and then in a year or so, had the family move away. Moving can be expensive, and much harder to do as we all age.
Remember that you have to be happy where you live, and right now, our lifestyle suits both of us really well, so I can’t see any changes in the near future.
Susan Nixon says
It’s a hard thing, yes. I miss Arizona, but I know when I go back, then I’ll miss Tennessee.