My grand daughter was born w/spina bifida. She is unable to walk and gets around primarily via wheel chair. We live in Vermont. Although it is an absolutely lovely state, winters are a definate detractor. We have great special needs programs, but we find that they cater more towards a those w/physical AND learning disabilities. There doesn't seem to be any groups that specialize in just physical challenges...
My daughter has heard many great things about NC and their special programs that deal specifically w/children with similar circumstances as my GD. Example children's wheel chair basket ball, camps specifically for spina bifida kids, etc. The kids are thinkging that a no-2-low snow atmosphere would be more advantagous for my GD to grow up in. They're concerned w/her becoming a winter shut in kinda person, etc, etc.
So anyways, today my daughter tells me all this and asked me if they moved to NC would my husband and I go with them (and grandma #2 too). They feel they that NC would be better for Morgan, but they don't want to leave us... Even though it made me feel really good that 'the kids' want us to be close to them, my stomach just did a total flip! I've been taking care of my GD for the past 4yrs (and GS for the past 9mos). And that's not to say I could not be around my daughter every day as well!The thought of them moving away is enough to make my tummy upset enuf the barf!
It's all just talk right now. They can't do anything unless SL found a job there, blah, blah. I don't even know if I'm willing/able to just pack it up & follow them if they actually end up do'n this. I think I'd be willing to 'winter' there until I knew for certain if I would be happy in NC. I know I wouldn't be able to just sell & move without 'knowing' and I know I just couldn't bare not having them as part of my every day life! (Oh oh oh my poor tummy.... I have 2 keep reminding myself this is all just talk for now. But, I know 'the kids' have done a lot of research & wouldn't have brought it up if they weren't seriously considering it... ooooohhhhhhh moan & wooo)
ANYWAYS, can anyone tell me a little about life in NC. The location you're in & what kinda 'stuff' there is there to do (dancing, golfing, quilting, clubs, etc.) Average cost of housing, food, utilities, blah, blah... man-o-man
Hubby has absolutely no problem w/pack'n up & move'n. I don't know how he could do it w/o a 2nd though... He's pretty much rebuilt my house w/his own 2 hands but he could just leave it all behind... She's my daughter & I couldn't just pack it up that easily... oh but life w/o them.... oooooooowhhhhh
(Reminds self this is all premature & not to get a head of the situation.)
But in any case it would be helpful to hear how others feel about living in NC. I hope if they actually follow through that they do it in the fall so we can winter there right away!!!!!!
PS hubby & I are both retired. I do have a LA quilting business, but I doubt it would be difficult to relocate that since I run it out of my home.