I’ve been sort of off the radar for a while and missing my gaming community. For the last two years or so, My Fair Lady and I have been in a state of flux because we couldn’t decide whether to stay in Texas for the long term or move elsewhere, even out of state. Last fall we were looking at homes all over the DFW area and after a series of long talks, decided we were done with Texas. While we both liked the Southwest, neither of us wanted to move to Arizona or (shudder) New Mexico. Screw the north. That left the Southeast and we loved Charleston.
So we looked at the Carolinas and figured the Charlotte region would be the place to be, especially if I was able to transfer my job. Turns out I was and last May I started flying back and forth every week. My Fair Lady had located a place right across the border in SC for us and in July we all moved out here into a rental to get the lay of the land. I was sad to see Texas in the rearview, but it was long past time to leave. Settling in was shockingly fast, the people are friendly, the climate is great, and the job was solid if unremarkable. We started house hunting in the fall and over Christmas found one.
We finished moving in the weekend of the 15th.
MFL: “Are we doing anything for Valentine’s?”
Me: “Moving into a new house. Romance can wait.”
After a great deal of stress and unpacking, we’re finally settled here and thus far love it. We’ve made a ton of friends already, the school is great for the boys, and I finally have a proper office setup.
Major downside is there is no good Tex-Mex anywhere except in Raleigh (two hours north) or Atlanta (3.5 hrs south). But we’re two hours south of the mountains for skiing and two and a half hours north of the beach, so somehow we’ll learn to cope.
If anyone here is in the region let me know as good people are always nice to meet in person.