Looking at the photos that come with some properties down there, it's dry, dry, dry. Seems a lot like South Africa, with water being scarce and at a premium. Once my green card is renewed, I'll be in the market for a job too.
How do I feel about it ? A little apprehensive, but I've moved countries, and States before, so will cope. Will miss the friends I've made here, and will have to sell all our beasties. Maybe will get to keep Anni and a cat or two, depending on where we end up living, but bye-bye to the cows, sheep, alpacas, poultry and horses. And the bees. I have 100 new chicks, ducks and guineas arriving around April 9, so need to take them into account too. We have so much stuff, farming, canning, garden, animal stuff. Need to figure out how to plan for the future. Do we store some, sell it all, what ? Sell the farm, lease it out ? Somehow don't see us retiring in New Mexico, so far from any of our family, but don't really see us returning to Michigan after having the warmth of New Mexico for a few years either. Maybe we'll move to Tennessee, closer to my dad.
Been thinking a lot about how life circles. Re-connecting with people through social media outlets from school days. Some, who were never friends then, want to link-up now. I'm not OK with that, especially when I see that our lives are so different from each other. Others, there may be the need to correct past wrongs, but that doesn't seem to be realistic, as I discovered that their remembrance of the past, and issues, is so very different from my own. Then there are those that you keep in contact with casually, sometimes interacting with more, or less, depending on the subject and the circumstances. You try be supportive, even when not fully comprehending the situation they find themselves in, and try not take it personally when there are reprimands for crossing barriers you weren't aware were even there. This world of instant talk, snippits of others' lives, is really unreal, and probably unsustainable. It takes so much time, but isn't the same as actually visiting, sharing a cup of tea, a chat, a shoulder, a tissue. Rather isolating, this vicarious pleasure of watching.
Well, need to go do some chores, so long for now.