Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Retired and finally living the life with NO DALLAS COMMUTE..!!

Long time No blog, but guess I'll do a short one now.

Officially retired, sold our place in Aledo,TX.....a very hot market in DFW area. Put an ad on Craigslist and a few pics, had a cash buyer in 2 weeks, quick close. Bought a place about 35 miles further west near Mineral Wells, TX.
This is in the Texas Crosstimbers region. Hilly. Rocky. Oak Trees Galore. And tons of history with the Baker Hotel in nearby Mineral Wells. It's been sitting boarded up since the early 1970's....opened up in 1929 just before the Great Depression hit. Amazing building and facility. 14 stories and 400 plus suites. Many famous folks have lodged their...Presidents, Clark Gable, Tommy Dorsey, Lisa Minelli's mom ( brain fart here)....the Three Stooges.....and Bonnie and Clyde had a special room with a secret escape stairwell if the coppers rolled in.
I've figured out how to get access a couple times about 12 yrs ago and climbed to the bell tower . Mostly ravaged by vandals and thieves.

Anyway, wife is high school science teacher at small country town. Entire high school has about 105 students total. No football team, just basketball. She really enjoys the school, kids and administration.

I'll try to post pics in the next couple days, if I can figure out how to shift phone pics to the laptop.

Had a few calls from Dallas area apartment builders with high paying job opportunities, but regrettably I had to decline. With springtime just around the corner, I don't want to spend 3-4 hours a day commuting. I just fiddle with my bird feeders now.

Judy Garland....!!!! BINGO!!!!


  1. Congratulations on your retirement and the quick sell of your home.

    Look forward to the pictures and more posts.

  2. Thanks, Ms B. Hope you get your tires soon.