My wife and I recently relocated from Fort Worth, Texas to Eupora, MS.
The move was prompted by a desire to move out of the city. We lived in Ft. Worth for 14 years and had just grown tired of city life. There was no one thing in particular that prompted it, just an accumulation of little, innocuous, but irritating things which, when accumulated, slowly ate away at the joy of life.
I recalled the simplicity of life in Bryan-College Station, where Lynn and I both went to school (in fact, where we met), and longed for that simplicity again.
This desire, as it turned out, was mutual. So Lynn and I decided to sell our house in the city and relocate to the country…or a small town.
We put the house on the market on a Wednesday and had four showings the first day, and a cash offer that evening which was very acceptable. Things were moving more quickly than either of us had anticipated, to say the least. To make the closing fit into a variety of scheduling conflicts, we chose the 12th of March, which gave us about 2 weeks…plenty of time to pack up and store our stuff and find a place to hole up until we found permanent digs…or so we thought.
I should mention at this point that we own four dogs.
Finding a place to rent when you own four dogs is not easy. Add to that a variety of other qualifications and the population of acceptable rental properties decreases alarmingly. To make a very long (and not very interesting) story short, we ended up finding nothing. This left us, about a week before closing, (I’ll spare you the reasons) with two options: San Antonio or Eupora.
Now, when you’re trying to get out of the city, going from Ft. Worth to San Antonio is completely the wrong direction. So, we chose Eupora.
I’ll update about life here as I get time, which may not be often for a while.