Joan and I did a thing

Joan and I are at our new home. PCO Mike H.

Joan and I did a thing a couple of weeks ago. It looks like we have a permanent home in Moab for a while.

After much painting, rearranging, and Tacoma loads of stuff (including four seasons times the two of us for outdoor gear!) and other “stuff,” we look forward to resuming our outdoor activities this coming weekend.

Except now, we’ll be a bit less cramped and won’t have to worry about the “interesting” rental market found in many similar towns throughout the American West now. But that’s another discussion!

EDIT Trevor Noah did a recent funny, and informative, take on this issue :

The past lives Joan and I lived allowed us to get to this point. And if I begrudged my IT skillset (or, rather, my previous corporate life working IT)  in the past, I’m now thankful that it gives me a portable skill where I can find employment anywhere. Even in a tourist town!

When I showed up on Joan’s literal doorstep almost five years ago, I did not expect to make Moab my home. Nor did I see that this awesome, incredible, passionate, and wicked smart woman would be my trip partner, friend, and wife. 🙂

 

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Susie
2 months ago

BIG Congrats & bless your new Home!

Lisa
Lisa
2 months ago

Congratulations! Although marriage and home ownership can be challenging at times- they are so worth it! Enjoy your new home and all your upcoming adventures.

PaulW
PaulW
2 months ago

Congrats to both of you. Doesn’t it feel good to have relatively permanent home base?

Dirty bird
Dirty bird
2 months ago

Congrats!!! So happy for you

Chuck & Dinah
Chuck & Dinah
2 months ago

Congratulations!

Wayne Norman
Wayne Norman
1 month ago

Congratulations! Wishing the two of you the very best!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago

Let’s see the view out the back yard! Looks like it could be an interesting place to enjoy a hot of tea or a cold beer.

Sincere congratulations. Good on you for escaping the 21st century tenant nightmare.

Here’s another article for you. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/realestate/home-owners-first-time.html?searchResultPosition=2

Paul Mags
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve

Wow! That’s an interesting article. Moab certainly fits those stories.

But on a better note, we have a great view of the “Moab Portal” and our neighbor behind us, who owns the land, is a long-time Moab resident. He’s planting an orchard, which means we should have this view for years to come vs vacation homes!

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Paul Mags
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Mags

And the view from the home office ain’t bad, either!

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Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Mags

Lots of character to those land forms. An orchard will be a nice compliment. I’m curious about what kind…pomegranate, fig, persimmon, or maybe olive? Those would be my guesses.

Paul Mags
1 month ago

Thanks for all the kind words! Joan and I think this place will suit us well for years to come!

Karl G
Karl G
1 month ago

Congratulations!! Happy people make me happier!

eddy de wilde
eddy de wilde
1 month ago

wishing you lots of happiness in your new base camp