One of the main reasons – probably the only real reason besides that little girl in Missouri, that we want to leave here is the medical care. I’m not going to say anything bad but remember that when Vince had heart issues, we went to Abilene. When I took meds that caused my blood pressure to go way up and I felt like I was having a heart attack, we drove 90 miles to Abilene, passing right by the local hospital but saying “no, thanks”.
We heard, but have not confirmed, that there’s going to be a big change in the medical community here. Vince said “You know that means we’ll probably never move from here.” When I was telling Nicole about it, she said “You’re never going to move if that happens!”
We’ll never have a big, “can handle everything” hospital but hopefully things are about to get better.
It’s funny because I feel like it’s both good news and bad news . . if it really happens. We’ve thought several places were where we would retire and then, after more research, decided that wasn’t the place for us. We’ve both said “This is a hard place to leave!” Our location is everything we’ve always wanted – land with no real close neighbors, privacy, a well for water, septic tank for sewer, solar panels for electricity, an internet tower for our own internet. We’ll never get all that again at a new location.
We’ll never have a good garden here, but we’re probably getting past the age of having a big garden. At least if the medical situation changes, we will be able to stay here if we want to stay and not feel like we HAVE to leave because of the lack of decent medical care.
I’m keeping my fingers crossed that what we heard is true.