I have been 'home' in Columbus, Ohio now for two weeks. I say 'home' because in the ten years I have been gone, a lot has changed. Where many farms used to grow crops, houses and shopping centers have grown. Places in the Downtown area that I dared not drive to in the past are now the nightly hot spots and places of commerce during the day. A town once obsessed with being Cincinnati and Cleveland’s little brother has grown up to be, what I believe, is the greatest city in Ohio, if not the Midwest, to work and live.
The housing market here is in bad shape. however. There is an abundance of housing available and at a reasonable price (especially compared to the Hampton Roads, VA area) but since there is so much housing available, the market time is amazing. Yesterday I looked at four houses alone that were perfectly fine, in good neighborhoods, that have been on the market from seven to twelve months. Amazing. I will purchase a house to move into once our house in VA Beach sells. Is anyone looking for a great four-bedroom in VA Beach?
As for work, that is great. The firm I work for is amazing and I know in my heart I made the right choice taking this position and leaving Virginia. I left behind friends but have reconnected with so many in Ohio to say nothing of the family I have here.
I know I have not posted in awhile, and between the new job and looking for a house (While trying to sell one in Virginia) I have been busy. Stick with me. I will get better at timely and insightful commentary, but please understand that I need to get settled before I do my best work.