Well, life just has a way of throwing curve balls, doesn't it?
Just about the time I was settling in, my son got notice that the house next door they wanted to rent was $2750 per month!
How in the world do people pay that? That's 3 times my monthly income!
Anyway, I decided to move down to the desert for one year and let my son and his partner have my room. This way they can save $2000 each month and by the end of the year have a chunk of change for a down payment.
I had been toying with spending a full year in the desert, so I guess this should satisfy that whim!
my new art studio will become his office for a year
and I'll be packing up and heading south the first of November.
I do love the desert.
I love getting up at 4 am and watching the sun rise over the mountains.
I love spending time with my new friend and evil twin, Vicki.
And I love doing water aerobics each day.
I actually love being alone.
And I love having so many nice places to walk.
And the weather. . . well, I can't complain.
The deal is in exchange for me moving,
my son will pay my way back to Portland
a few times during the year to visit.
He'll also pay my storage fees up here,
and my moving expenses.
All that done, it will STILL be a hell of a lot cheaper
than $2750 per month.
No wonder so many people are homeless!