As we get
older better, we keep talking about where we want to retire. My choice is Toledo Bend, near Many, Louisiana. That’s where my grandparents lived and where I remember spending my best summers with their chickens, and the old milk cow, Spot. My mom and dad have a place up there and for a while I thought we might retire there but then we talked about buying a place on the lake. At one point during this house hunting nightmare adventure, I suggested we buy a place on the lake, I’ll live there with our furniture, my fabric and sewing machines and Speck. Vince can live in Brownwood and I’d go visit him sometimes or he could come visit me sometimes. He didn’t like that idea.
My aunt and uncle have a nice place on the water and they’ve been reading about our house hunting experiences and last night they invited me to go stay at their place on the lake til we can find something. What if I move in temporarily and never leave . . I’d have my retirement home! I’d be right where I want to be! They’re family so they probably wouldn’t evict me. I’d probably have to sell or donate their furniture so I would have room for the longarm. They might not like that but they would probably get over it. Anyone think that’s a good plan? 🙂
Once when we lived in Kentucky, my uncle was telling me that they sometimes passed not too far from where we were living and they might come see us. I told him . . Give me advance notice so I can clean house! He laughed and said “Housekeeping was never your strong point, was it?” So true. They know about my horrible houskeeping and they still invited me to move in temporarily. Pretty nice, huh?
Seriously, I’ve had invitations to go visit quilters all over the country. Mom and dad will let me come stay with them. I will move into the hotel and give it my best shot but at least I have some excellent options, though Vince would probably not agree to any of them.