I've had two ongoing goals/dreams: (1) to buy a motorhome and become a full-timer and (2) buy a house with a pool. I did buy a house with a pool, but it turns it was in the wrong location, i.e., it was in Western Washington instead of Arizona. I stress Western Washington because Eastern Washington is much hotter and it would make more sense to have a pool in that part of the state.
Shortly after moving into the house, I decided this wasn't the kind of pool I wanted and sold it. Fortunately, we had a hot summer and selling it wasn't difficult. It wasn't until I moved to Arizona that I found out my preference was for an in ground pool.
Turns out, this is the kind of pool I want and I want the pool boy too!! Unfortunately, the pool boy, my son as a teenager, has gone from Army ROTC to a Tech Sergeant in the Air Force. He's found much better employment and is currently unavailable.
My crazy snow and cold driven thoughts compelled me to get on Realtor.com last night and look at houses in Tucson with pools. So far, I've found twelve houses to look at when I'm down there next month. Yes, they all have pools and room for parking an RV. How wonderful is that? I know that when I hit the road I'll want to be in the bottom part of our country, so to me, it makes sense to have a place in the Southwest as my home base. I'm realizing that I'll want a home base because it's looking like I'll be a part-time full-timer. Does that even make sense??? In other words, a snow bird. Only I'll be snow birding backwards because if I move to Arizona I'll need/want to get out of there in the heat of the summer, not the cold of the winter like we're currently experiencing in Seattle, cause I won't be living here anymore.
Stay tuned. Everything I say (type) is subject to change.
More sunshine please,