Going to take the plunge
I'm a retired junior high teacher, but husband and I decided to purchase a home in AZ as the COL is so much less and he can finally retire. We play golf and love the sun.
Daughter has 5 kids, and lives fairly close. She announced last year they were moving to another state. I was sad, but understood her reasons. With that, we went forward with our plans as they were moving 5 hours away from us. We are closing on our house in a month.
She is furious with us and coaching her grandkids to grill us about leaving them and all the downsides to our move. Suddenly, their move is now on hold. Husband is not willing to relocate. Will not come over and visit, cold shoulder, etc. We are readying our house to sell.
I have been a mess about feeling guilty, but actually, she is making it easier with her behaviors. I love the grandkids but I'm also looking foward to this next chapter of our lives.