Ann here. If you’ve been keeping up with the Flatmate posts (although, I know they’ve been infrequent), you know that “change is afoot.” Let me catch you up.
Dina and I have split up. No, not because we got angry, or tired of one another, but because two things happened. First, our apartment (which we rented) was sold from under us. So, second, I decided to leave NYC and move back to Austin, TX to be closer to my son. Dina is apartment hunting still in NYC. We talk regularly and miss each other terribly.
I am now settling into a new co-housing arrangement in Austin with an old friend. I’m in my room, but not unpacked. My new flatmate is Lee. I’m sharing her beautiful house. So, we will now be changing our byline to: Co-housing adventures and fun in Austin, TX.
Lee may or may not join in and write, but mostly it will be me. If it’s interesting to you, let me know. So many of you keep in touch and I’d like to keep this going. If this change has pushed you away, I understand.
Actually, in all fairness, Lee and I will be joining with other seniors looking for opportunities to seek funding and develop a “co-housing”community. You know I totally believe in the whole home/apartment sharing momentum … so stay tuned.
For now, that’s my update. It’s hot in Austin – was 102 yesterday, but my new car has great air conditioning. I’m adjusting to my new lifestyle here, missing all the walking and public transportation options and fun of NY. I’m a bit daunted about making or renewing friends here, finding new work options. However, being resourceful and friendly, I think it will all work out. I already have some playdates on my calendar. My biggest fear – gaining weight without all the walking
So, as I said, “stay tuned.”