It’s strange, but… after almost four years in Maryland, we’re contemplating the possibility of moving once more. We moved down for my husband’s job, but for various reasons that’s ended up being farther away from the home we got than we had reason to think it would be. We’re both tired of the 2-3 hours taken out of his day for the commute, not to mention the gas costs for same. To make matters stranger, most of the wonderful close friends (we consider them family) we ended up making are in Virginia, which is also about an hour and a half from home. If we moved to a spot in Virginia about 20-30 minutes from those friends it would also be about a half hour from my husband’s job. And the property values in some towns there are lower than what they are here, it seems, so we could get a similar house for a chunk less money (in theory, anyway).
Pretty compelling, huh?
It’s just, well, it’s never fun to move. There’s so much to do, so many details to see to, and then you have to hope you sell your house… which seems tough when literally a third of the houses on your street are for sale and they haven’t exactly been going quickly.
Who knows. Maybe we’ll end up waiting until next year or the year after. I plan to keep an eye on the housing market; since we’re not in a hurry, if the right house comes along… who knows? But there’s no need to rush and compromise on something we won’t be happy with, at least.
Today’s reviews are of two romance/historicals. It really isn’t my favorite time period, but I think Allison Chase’s Dark Obsession is a good sample of the genre, and Joanna Bourne’s My Lord and Spymaster is an amazing book in several other genres (mystery, spy adventure) as well!
The below video of a young lady’s speech to the UN regarding the destruction of our world and resources is incredibly eloquent and moving.