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Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:24 PM

My plan to get out of Indiana

Recently in this post

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6422257

I lamented the fact that I could not get out of Indiana for economic reasons.

Throughout the fallout over the RFRA, my family and I have been brainstorming ways to truly leave. We think we have found a way.

My parents, who are retired, sold some ground to purchase and set up a modular home that will help them get through their retirement years (handicapped access, low maintenance, etc.) They do not have any plans for their other home. This is in a small town where homes don't get sold for much, and their current home is in need of some TLC. We are going to ask them if we can purchase and renovate their current home. They live in IL, which is where I was born and raised.

This will mean we will have to find new jobs, which may be a challenge for me because I am 45. However, we feel that the lower stress (I teach 1500 students and my husband has a 1 hour commute one way) and smaller house with the possibility of a much lower house payment may be worth the move even if I can only find part time work. I will be close (as in next door) to my parents as they age and will be able to take care of them. My daughter will be closer to her cousins.

My family on both sides began their lives in this area over 200 years ago. I will eventually inherit land that was first purchased almost 175 years ago. Being closer may be a good thing.

Nothing is set in stone, but we have decided we really do have options. We agree that getting out of Indiana will be a good thing. I am a little bit excited about the prospect.

Any words of advice will be appreciated. We will be letting Mom and Dad in on our idea around the end of April. Wish us luck!

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Faux pas Apr 2015 #1
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Phentex Apr 2015 #3
AwakeAtLast Apr 2015 #5
japple Apr 2015 #4
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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:31 PM

1. Wishing you

the best of Luck AwakeAtLast!

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:33 PM

2. Thank you!

I appreciate it!

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 02:36 PM

3. It sounds like a win win for you and your parents...

Good luck and keep us posted!!!

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Response to Phentex (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 07:40 PM

5. I certainly will

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Response to AwakeAtLast (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 04:49 PM

4. That sounds like a great idea. I'll bet your parents will be pleased with your decision.

It will make things so much easier for them as they get older and there is real comfort in having family close during those years. We were so fortunate that Mom and Dad were able to stay at home until the end of their lives. Both were in great health until about 1 year before they died and with the help of family and hospice they were spared having to be in hospital or nursing homes.

Best of luck to you and your family. Please let us know how things turn out.

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Response to japple (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2015, 07:40 PM

6. I will

Thank you!

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