Saturday, February 9, 2013

Living in Centennial, WY

In late December, 2012 we moved to my Dad's house in Centennial, Wyoming. Why? 

My wife wanted too. I have loved Wyoming since I was little, and my wife and I have been thinking about moving out of Cincinnati for years. We like the city and love many of the people, but we were in a rut and needed a kick start to break out of it. So we had been debating back and forth - beach or mountains? We have had a number of fun vacations to the beach, and we love the ocean. Also, we vacation every other year in Wyoming and have good times. But, for family peace with my parents retiring here we decided we couldn't live here since Liz's parents weren't here too. So we decided to move to the beach. Hmm. Not many beaches in Wyoming. What happened?

The death of my mom. It was not my Dad's dream to retire here. When she passed away the house was mostly unused -- except when we vacationed here. Still, what's better about Wyoming than Cincinnati?

A better financial situation. Our home in Cincinnati was big and frankly I worked too much to take care of it. In addition, rising medical costs and living costs made the house more difficult to afford. College costs (if my son chooses to go to a local college) are much lower in Wyoming, and there are more rapidly approaching college age. However ...

It isn't easy. I miss my friends in Cincinnati and we miss our family in Cincinnati and Ashtabula. We were attending a wonderful church that we also miss. We have met great people here in Laramie and Centennial and have found a biblical church here that we are very grateful for and already feel very close too -- but we still miss our Cincinnati friends..

Finally, a shout out to my company for letting me work remotely and to my Dad for helping us move, allowing us to live here, and supporting us until our house sells. We couldn't do it without you! I'm still pretty busy and may not blog much, but I will try to blog more. You can also see a lot of what is happening at my wife's blog -- six shootin' mama.

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