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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

a million will get you one of these

back in the early digit 2000s when home prices were sky high almost everywhere
i seemed to get a lot of new patients who had moved in to the austin area from california
many had sold their homes they had lived in for 20+ years
they bought larger homes with bigger lots for a lot less money than in california then used the money left from the sell of their homes to retire on

there werent that many folks moving in the other directions since many couldnt affor to buy homes in california

these are the issues we faced when we decided to go the wrong direction and retire here to santa barbara

being a minimalist type folks anyway
we made the decision to do just that
be minimalist

so we looked for an entry level condo where we could move the money from the sell of our beloved country n into a new place to live
we went from a 3000 sq ft house with 10 acres and a 1200 sq ft barn to a 1200 square foot condo

using this minimalist approach and a change of how we wanted to live we moved forward
a year later we are quite content
i get to garden and do my volunteer work
my wife she gets to see her family and ms b regularly
we have chickens like in texas they just stay at the communtiy garden
we walk to many of the places we go to like the farmers market downtown or uptown the grocery store lots of restaurants relatives the pharmacy clinics the hospital the bank etc
i dont have to mow or weedeat anything
i put that energy into hiking walking gardening
we are a couple miles from the beach
we are a mile from good hiking into the foothills of the mountains
im ok with it
my wife she is ok with it

folks are always saying
we want to move to santa barbara

well if you got a million
in this article
you can see what you get for a million
no it wont me anything like what we left behind in texas
remember most of you will be going moving the wrong way
it should be west to east not east to west
unless you got a lot more than a million

here is the article
see what you get for that million

were ok with all this
were happy

the organicgreen doctor

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