With lots of encouragement for fellow BYC'ers JoAnn and I have made the move to the Big Island of Hawaii. House sold, belongings shipped (and still on the boat [takes 30-40 days]), Truck on the way (shipped separately[takes only 7-10 days???]) we are waiting for our stuff to arrive. Until then we are at a BNB for two months while looking for the home of our dreams. Yeah, the one we had our sights set on was purchased before we could make an offer, but no fear, a better one is out there for us.
I am looking forward to starting our retirement farm out with a coop, run and tractor for the chickens. Many thanks to those I have been in contact with already for their suggestions and ideas. for now, we spend our time hitting the beaches and looking at land. lots of places for sale here, one will be the right fit.