I started a new site to document our journey: martisnewadventures.blogspot.com
Here is the first post.....
|Our future house in the West Antelope Valley, CA|
We're in escrow on this fabulous white house pictured above.....and everyone we know thinks we're nuts!
|View from our window in San Diego, CA|
|Max watering our yard, downtown San Diego in the back.|
The main problem with our situation is that Larry, my husband, has been commuting to Kern County for the past few years. Larry is a contractor whose role has morphed from mainly working from home to having to be on site with his customer....who happens to be 3-4 hours away. In the past few years, he's gone from mostly being here with Max and me to traveling to a hotel in Bakersfield on Sunday...then driving to the oil fields an hour each way to work....returning exhausted on Thursday nights. The separation simply isn't working for our family.
|Max with his aide since KG, Alma, and pals Carlos & Caden.|
|Max plays Miracle League baseball.|
We need to set Max up for success long term. We also need a better (hard to quantify better when you live in San Diego where we live) quality of life as a family. The solution seemed to be moving towards Bakersfield. The main problem with that is the air quality. You simply do not move a medically fragile child to a place where he can't breathe the air.
So we spent a few months looking for someplace close enough for Larry to commute to work, but that had air you can breathe. We looked in the Cuyama Valley, Lebec, Lockwood Valley, Frazier Park and the West Antelope Valley. Although they all had great attributes, the West Antelope Valley ended up being the best fit.
|In the 'yard' with the Tehachapi Mountains in the background.|
It looks like we found our solution. Join us for future updates to our home, land, Max's life and our further adventures n the Antelope Valley!