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. 🙂
BIG Congrats & bless your new Home!
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.
Congrats to both of you. Doesn’t it feel good to have relatively permanent home base?
Congrats!!! So happy for you
Congratulations! Wishing the two of you the very best!
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
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!
And the view from the home office ain’t bad, either!
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.
You know, our neighbor mentioned it and it seems to have slipped my mind somewhat but I do remember walnuts for some reason. Believe it or not, the area,behind our house historically had apple orchards. Some streets in Moab even have streets named after them. Much like FRUITA, Grand Junction, and Palisade up the Colorado River, irrigation provided water for orchards. Then uranium mining came in and, well, here we are in 2022! The new home, from what I understand, originally got built in the 1950s for the miners. Not far different in some ways from some of the old… Read more »
Thanks for all the kind words! Joan and I think this place will suit us well for years to come!
Congratulations!! Happy people make me happier!
wishing you lots of happiness in your new base camp