We have come the unfortunate near conclusion that we may move from the beautiful UP to someplace with a different climate. My health has not been improving from the mold issue, despite many $1000s put into remediation and Drs, RXs etc. We are approaching 2 years of health issues although less than a year since the mold diagnosis.
The mold issue can disrupt neurologic, respiratory permanently, which is what the Drs. are beginning to think has happened. Biggest problem is the migraines that put me down for a few days and that seem to come and go with changes in barometric pressure. I can handle the breathing issues although on colder damp days its brutal. As Rookie and other Michiganders will attest— damp and moving fronts are part of Michigan life.
Over the years we have winnowed our possessions down and we could probably put everything we would want to take with us in the van. But there is the dogs and the kayaks so that is not going to happen. It is possible that if we put a rack on the roof, and rent a small trailer-- we might squeeze everything in and leave most of the van for the dogs.
I have started on online hunt and a 12 ft pod type thing from Kalkaska(closest point to us) to Tucson is about $3400 The kayaks were about $2300. So roughly $1000 to move everything else. Tucson is just a starting point as we have friends there who will help us find a rental that takes dogs. From there, we think we want to look at Lake Havasu area.
Any thoughts, comments etc will be greatly appreciated. We are hugely saddened to think we are actively considering this :’(