There is no doubt that I was going to go wherever my wife wanted to go when it came to retirement.
There is no way I have a corner office and my own thermostat inside that office without my wife. Not only did she support me all those years. But she did all the heavy lifting when it came to taking care of the kids. We actually upgraded the HVAC equipment in the family home not too long ago and sold it. It was too much house and with the kids gone, it felt so cavernous and empty. Selling the house provided a big payday that we have since stashed away. But we’re making a dent in that bag of money as we are for sure moving to my wife’s home region. She’s a southern girl and has desperately missed living in her home area. It’s crazy that with the different stops in my career, there never was a stop in the south much less way down south where she’s from. So I’m excited to be moving with her to this region. Not only is it so beautiful there but the weather is perfect during the Winter. Finally, I’ll be able to unload the gas furnace for heating in the Winter. We’ll have a heat pump in our new place. But even then, my wife said we probably won’t ever use it because we’re now so accustomed to such bitter cold, snow and ice from living so far north. I’m eager to enjoy the Winter. But I’m going to get a trial by fire as we are moving in August. And that’s about the toughest of the Summer temperatures for sure. So we’ll see just what our new heat pump is actually made of then.