Before Paradise

[Before Paradise] Liquidating is Not That Easy!

Not much has been accomplished here in Mississippi since last week….except a lot of rain. I guess in one way that is similar to the Philippines – it’s wet! But the weather has turned cold and so has the real estate market.  We have had no showings of our house for a couple of weeks […]

[Before Paradise] Sold It!

SOLD! One thing’s for certain…some things will just not fit in a Balikbayan Box. After two garage sales and the sale of a lot of junk, I finally got rid of a really large item that no longer had any use for. My trailer. Just like everything else that needs to be gone, Craig’s List […]

[Before Paradise] Preparing To Retire to Philippines

Although I (we) still sit here in Mississippi, a lot has been accomplished since making our decision to Retire early and move to the Philippines. Over the course of the summer past, I have put all my recently acquired (with age) aches and pains aside and achieved some major milestones (mind over matter) in preparing […]

Working to Live – It’s Insane

As I wind down my second career of real estate, I recently scoured my real estate blogging platform and re-visited many of the hundreds of blogs I’ve written over the years. Sometimes it’s fun (sometime it’s scary) to go way back and re-analyse your thoughts from then, and in doing so, learn something about yourself […]

[Before Paradise] Are We There Yet?

Since affirming our decision to move to the Philippines, it feels as if the earth is experiencing some form of rotational drag and is moving slower than a dead gunslinger. Some days it feels like if things were to move much slower, we would be going backwards.  On the other hand, time is just flying […]