Time To Slow Down?


Okay, enough is enough. We had a great laugh a few posts back (the one with the outrageous diesel prices in New York), but we stopped laughing when we took a look at our rapidly diminished travel funds. Yep, afraid the time has come to rein the ol’ horses in and take stock of our situation. The gist of it is that, if we’re going to stretch this adventure out as far as we want to (we originally figured about ten years would be a good starting point, and we haven’t changed that figuring just yet), then we’re going to have to take it a whole heck of a lot slower. Our financial advisor advised us quite a ways back that it might be a good idea to purchase some property and live in it, at least part of the time, to stabilize expenses. We pooh-poohed that idea and went our merry way. But it’s finally come time to give him (his name is George) some credit for good counseling. Hence the photo above: a little charmer of a house (interior measures a little less than a thousand sq. feet) in the Old Town section of Fort Collins, Colorado. And, as of the 26th of this month, it will be ours. We won’t exactly be able to move into it just yet, though. We still have commitments out in California (Jeanie’s daughter Felicia is having a baby in September, and we have a wedding to attend in San Diego the same month), and in Washington, where we plan to stay for a few days while collecting our stored items. Bill’s daugher Heather will be taking care of the place for us during that time, and we expect to move in sometime December or January.

More later…