Yet, although I have often visited the area and looked for an interesting opportunity there all during this decade, I never found one.
Until now... when, immersed in the tropics and in ongoing and planned projects in both Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic, I was not looking for anything or anywhere else, a very tempting (=challenging in the most interesting way) opportunity to work on the Golden Coast out of Savannah found me.
Uff, what to do, what to do?
Daughter has been looking for a while for a second home in either Hilton Head or St.Mary's, since those places are both colorful, beachy and only a few hours drive - and less than one hour flight - distance from Atlanta, and she would gladly rather share my new digs in Savannah with me - had I decided to accept the tempting offer and relocate there, rather than buying a second home for herself... which, in turn would allow me to buy a second home in the tropics - most likely in the Dominican Republic, since it is far less crowded and far less pricy than Puerto Rico, yet far more cosmopolitan = far more fun.
I still have my (almost) entire library in a storage in Atlanta ( I only brought about 75 pounds of books so far to Puerto Rico), most of my beloved Arctic birch Finnish and Swedish furniture, all my crystals and china (including a humongous Finnish art glass dinner service consisting of about 150 pieces), all my silver, practically all of my paintings, etc. etc. .... in sum: practically all of the trappings of my non-minimalistic lifestyle!
In Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic I have some obligations, that could be taken care of if I just spent a few months a year there, say, during the coldest winter months, and otherwise devoted, on average, no more than 10 -15 hours a week (providing I was disciplined enough not to let myself being suckered into doing more) to them.
I have a (second) car in Puerto Rico and a few possessions: a brand new TV, a very comfy leather recliner, some other furniture, household goods and clothes.
Of course, I would take my cats with me, no matter the logistic difficulties of transporting them in high summer - hot! - month, but, otherwise, I could either dispose of my possessions by selling the car and giving the rest away, or store them in a cabin belonging to a friend, who visits PR only for a few months a year (lol, I have done it a few times before: in Spain, Sweden, Germany... and never returned to retrieve any of them when my plans changed, incuring a loss of no more than a couple of grands outlays each time... a small price for having an adventure).... a lot easier than shipping all of my non-minimalistic lifestyle to the tropics... and yet I think I should stay in the tropic for another year, or at least half a year, and try to postpone the Golden Coast opportunity.... but I am not sure...
I guess I'll explore both options a little more in detail for another week and have a "family" meeting with the "kids" the last weekend in June, when all "family" members will be present in Atlanta.
Any inputs from any of you?