As I wrote in a previous Roland’s Ramblings, Splitters and Snowbirds, I have a house in Toledo, Ohio and a house in a Maricopa County Island that is surrounded by Mesa, Arizona. I actually live in both of them, albeit not at the exact same time; I go back and forth throught the year.
Now in my golden years of retirement, home ownership has become a hassle. I no longer want the responsibility and aggravation of home maintenance. Consequently, I have decided it is almost time to put into action my plan for retirement that I first came up with when I was in my late 20s and raising my children. It is quite simple, really. My goal is to ultimately sell both houses and become a renter. I can take the money from the sale of my houses and use it to pay rent; it should last me the rest of my life. I can still live in both areas of the country, still travel, and not worry about home maintenance.
Should I decide to keep a permanent residence in the area of Lucas County, Ohio, I am strongly leaning toward the possibility of a residence in the Browning Masonic Community, located in Waterville. From villa homes to independent living apartments to assisted living to a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, the campus of the Browning Masonic Community should be able to meet all the needs of my future living arrangements.