One of the decisions to make when reinventing life for retirement is to figure out how much space we really need for our new routines and everyday life. For us the “real” list was pretty simple. We wanted as close to zero home maintenance as we could get, an updated cooking kitchen, a common area for 6-8 people, a decent size laundry closet, a pair bedrooms with updated baths and a small outdoor area. In most walkable cities this is the conventional layout so there are many choices.
However, the “other” list of how to now house all the stuff we’ve accumulated can be a little more daunting. Our journey took us to several offsite storage facilities before we were able to part with the old life and be realistic about our new life. Durning the process, The Rooster ran across the concept of Car Condos. The units were under construction and the listing agent never returned his call. Honestly, if I’d seen this place in person before they were all sold, we’d be enjoying one now!
Now that we have more time, we are able to keep an eye on local events we want to attend. One weekend, the very place he had inquired about held an open house. I was a little sad things had not worked out for us to be a part of the car condo concept, however was pleasantly impressed with the joy of those who now share this with others. We threw in a stop at Skyline Chili and had chalked this up to another adventure in our own backyard.