The bad news is, after several weeks of deliberation, weighing the pros and cons, Cheryl and I have decided not to move to Hawaii. At least not for now. I can take care of the Hawaii clients I have now from here and it will give us an excuse to go to Hawaii twice a year to try to cultivate a few more clients. And I can even write off parts of the trips! We decided we wanted to keep Hawaii as our relaxing spot and we didn't want to be there working seven days a week like we do here. Once we retire we will be looking for a place on Maui for sure.
The good news is, since we decided to stay on "da mainland" we've been looking for a different home becuase we are both VERY tired of living in the city. Cheryl found us a great spot that we signed the papers on last week. It's got a large house that sits on top of a hill overlooking the 200 acres of property. We have three ponds, one of which this bridge goes across. There is a small cabin with it's own fireplace by the largest pond, there are four barns and our closest neighbor is a half mile away. Peace and quite is coming our way!
I am a little sad about not going to Hawaii but yesterday several of you hit on a lot of the points we discussed. It's still in our future but a few more years down the line. I think the 200 acre ranch will keep us happy and relaxed until we retire.