We had lived in the townhouse for 10 years. We started to decide things bit by bit. Let's sell this place and live in a building with more windows. No matter where we live, we need more light. A shop would be nice...
We thought about buying a different house in Juneau. Maybe we could live in Haines where we could get in to the cabin more easily. Maybe down south. Somewhere in the West. Somewhere different. It would just be nice to be somewhere less isolated. Somewhere with roads.
We decided to move to Reno. (We didn't, as it turned out.)
But we looked. We put the Juneau townhouse and the float plane up for sale. We starting looking online for a place in Reno with some land around it. We talked a lot about what each of us wanted. Dave got so good at the internet shopping that he got a new name, Research. Got a realtor. Went down there and made a low ball offer on the place we liked best. Rejected. Came home with an Xbox for Ray. Someone was happy.
We really weren't disappointed. The townhouse wasn't selling. Summer started and we spent time at the lake. We had Charlie's really nice airplane. We built a table together. Not a bad life all in all. Something would work out.