Let's see if I can make this simple:
In April of 2018, I came home from working FT in Beijing, China.
So, next, while chatting with an online teacher for the last company I worked with as a supervisor, she told me about the charter schools she subbed for in AZ. I went and interviewed for a position and accepted a job teaching HS in Apache Junction, AZ, near 3 of my brothers!
Shortly after getting back to Utah and adjusting to unemployed life with TWO dogs (Lucy came home with us from AZ)...
So, I decided to take a road trip with my 2 dogs. The wonderful realtor in Indiana, Rhonda (https://www.lingle.com/Agent/Detail/Rhonda-Duning/419), who'd listed the house which caught my attention, set up a bedroom for me, Lizzy and Lucy to stay in in that gorgeous old brick home.
We LOVED it.
Went back to Utah and wondered if I'd lost my mind. I mean, I'd LOVE to live close to my son and his family, but neither they nor I know where that'll end up being in the long run and, pray as I might, God's not granting me a crystal ball for the future.
That's about as retired as I ever want to be. I can put money aside regularly to spend as many days as possible with my beloved son and grandkids. Maybe, I can always hope, God will grant that we end up physically closer together, but again, I don't know where the heck they'll settle and neither do they.
Provided nothing arises to topple the plan, the dogs and I are headed to Indiana before Easter!