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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

I am looking into a digital nomad visa. Several countries have them, Spain, Portugal, Italy has developed one. It seems to be working out well for folks to get a 6 month to one year visa. It is also a fast track to permanent residency. My next door neighbors are renting a house near the beach in Italy close to Bari for $325 a month. They seem to spend a lot of time there. Enjoy your time there!

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

Sometimes you fall in love with a house that isn’t built yet. That’s my story. House and land is like soul and body. It’s the land that drew me in but it’s the house I dream about all the time.

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

My wife was stationed in Italy a long time ago. We would love to be there more, possibly wintering there, but we have two large dogs….so..for now..we dream.

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Something always special about buying a new home and creating a new life and space .

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

What a fun house. As always a reno never goes as planned, especially the budget. :) But its a fun challenge to build your home.

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Jan, thanks so much for linking to my story! I have to tell you I have serious house envy—your former station house is a fantastic find (which I look forward to seeing in person one day). It's absolutely not folly to have bought it, and I know that house belonged to you before you even saw it. Have fun fixing it up and furnishing it, and being in that welcoming space. Divertiti!

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

Thank you, Jan! My heart sings at the thought of you being in your chosen home, albeit just for two weeks. As you know, I moved to Idaho from Switzerland, leaving a behind ridiculously well paying job with no idea of what I would do when I got here (with meager savings!) — a town in the mountains 2 1/2 hours from the nearest city. I just knew I had to make the leap. 25 years later, I’m still here and this (for now!) is home. The possibilities I encountered once here, I could never have imagined in my old life. Which is to say, had I taken the time to carefully think through every decision, the best things in my life would not have come to pass.

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

Jan, the grin on your face reveals the warmth in your heart. This new home and experience will afford you blessing and memories.

I hope to share your experiences in Chicago at the Parliament gathering.

You are a treasured and unique friend.

Pat McDonald

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Feb 16Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

Why not, you did it. It's now yours and Tom's get away, slower pace, probably delicious food. I admire your adventurous spirit. Sending loving hugs, Renae

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Feb 17Liked by Jan Peppler, PhD

We did a couple small ones and one huge one in our old house. Linda had coffee with the contractors every morning. 😀 we just added a bath in the basement of our current house for my new home office. Messy. Dust every where. But i worked through it.

Our son is gutting their new house. They can't live through that.

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So fun to watch you live out this dream!

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