> Then I changed jobs and worked
> very close by and had no traffic, in Houston, so we stayed a
> then in 1997 we paid the house off and 10 years with no mortgage
> really nice.
Been there, done that.
Made some sales calls on the engineering houses in Houston when the
Alaska pipeline was being engineered in the early 70s.
Not much traffic, one of the airport terminals had been built, then
mothballed due to lack of need.
Still remember a family style, all you can eat, fish house, that was a
local favorite, back then.
Never got past the oysters and the shrimp<G>.
10 years later, was back in Houston, what a difference.
The freeways were parking lots at 2:00AM, construction everywhere.
> After 26 years we have learned to live in a very modest sized
> home with all its limitations.
Can relate to that one.
> That said, we have a rather large attic for
> storage and our utility bills do not give us a heart attack
> have doubled in the last 10 years/ 3 years.
A trend that will continue.
Plan on adding some insulation, it pays for itself.
> Oddly I can run
> my 22-44 drum sander and dust collector on the 15 amp circuit at
> time and both supposedly require a 20 amp circuit.
Might want to replace that c'bkr, they do have a useful life that is
very much load dependent.