In effect this place we are looking at is about half an hour from the Mexican border and it is not on the Gulf of Mexico, but on a bay North and West of the Gulf. It is not on the barrier islands and it is not exactly on the coast, but you can walk down to it in about five minutes from the front door. Of course we are worried about big storms, but it seems like it is a really solidly built house. We went to http://choosetexaspower.org and figured out what our power options would be and then we tried to figure out which one of them had the best reputation for reacting when the problems come along. Continue reading Looking for a Place Near Padre Island
We did the math for our living arrangement. We could afford a certain amount of square feet for a small house. We wanted that a lot more than we wanted to live in a condo or apartment in Singapore. However, we knew we had more stuff than could fit well in the house. We needed a few more square feet of storage. We went to the store-friendly.com.sg website to see what it would cost on an annual basis to rent some storage space. We compared the cost with buying a bigger house and property, and what was affordable was actually renting the storage space for our extra stuff.
That works out well for us because we like the little house we wanted to buy back then a whole lot. Continue reading Renting Storage Space is Cheaper Than Owning a Bigger House