|Relaxing on our lanai|
And of course, I wrote and published Return to Canterbury during our first year here. Was that really just last year???? Now that seems long ago....
This year I've been teaching a lot and I've been working on our "How-to" RV book. It's almost done - hope to have it out this fall!
We didn't know anything about Punta Gorda when we landed here - it was really pure chance that this is where we stopped RVing and settled down. But it turned out to be a great stop.
Our friends Al and Elaine have a home not far from here, my niece attends college a few hours away, and we have other family within driving distance. Friends and family have come to visit - it's the kind of place where people like to come and visit you! Sunshine! Palm trees! Beaches! What's not to like?
|That's Al and Elaine|
|Marylou and Jim|
|Family gathering in Naples|
|Boca Grande, our favorite beach|
As nice as renting has been, we've gotten the itch to have our own home again. Renting is carefree, but carefree can be a little ... boring! We miss decorating a place and making it our own.
And home prices are so affordable here and interest rates so low that we can pay less for a mortgage than we pay for rent! It makes sense to buy.
We started looking around April, but weren't finding anything we liked. So we've decided to have a new home built here in PG! It will be ready around March of next year.
Here is the land on which our house will be built!
|Our house lot|
Next year we plan to go to Santa Fe to arrange for our STUFF IN STORAGE to be moved here. Remember this?
|Our stuff in storage|
We closed the door, locked it up and haven't seen our STUFF in over two years. Some of it we'll be glad to see again, but I'm sure we'll look at some of it and ask, "WHY THE HECK DID WE KEEP THIS??"