After being in the same house for almost 30 years, my wife and I decided it was time. Our kids are grown and moved out, living their own lives, starting their own families, so we started looking for a new place to reside. I won’t bore you with the details, but it will suffice to say that selling the old place and buying a new home is not for sissies! We are finally somewhat settled in the new house in a different area of town.
Change is inevitable I suppose, and we discovered we needed to make a lot of changes……. some good, some not so good, and some that only time will tell. My wife has a little bit further to commute to work, but that is offset by the fact that we are closer to major freeways and the time of her commute is actually less than from the old house. Since I travel all over the metroplex to work on pianos, it hasn’t made a whole lot of difference for me, and those major freeways work in my favor also. The biggest downside to the move, in my view, is that I don’t have any suitable shop space as of yet. For the short term, I have moved into a corner of a friend’s shop and, so far, the arrangement seems to be working well. I am exploring possibilities as to what kind, and how big of a shop I can safely build in the back yard without upsetting the new neighbors (and my wife).
We are still discovering things about our new neighborhood like where to do the grocery shopping, where the closest Home Depot is, and so on. The neighbors that we have met all seem extremely nice and welcoming. We are having to scout out for new restaurants and take out places, but so far, so good! We are closer to many of our friends, and we are scouting a new place to attend church and become involved. All in all, I think we’re going to like it here!