Thursday, August 27, 2009

Longing for Long Beach

Last night, a friend from Port Aransas, Texas related her evening on the island, likening it to the perfect place to be. Cool night, perfect temperature for the ocean and how fun it was to be a local. I then commented how I had grown up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Long Beach specifically, and how I missed a few of the things, and missed being a "local". Well, I didn't want to complain too much because I scolded someone else recently for being a whiner.

Then I blogged about the possibility of having to move again, and wondering exactly where I would end up, Long Beach hadn't really crossed my mind until I got this email this morning:

"I saw your post from last night. Seems you may be a little home sick.(MAYBE) So I thought I would throw a little more wood to the flames. It is a cool 74 degrees right now with a high of only about 85 today, and for the next 5 days, or so, with lows in the 60's to 70's. I know you are looking for possibly a new job, because of yours running out in a year. So, why not you look around here. There has been about 5 or 6 new schools built around here, between Long Beach, Gulfport, Biloxi, and the county. Hancock County is building a bunch of new schools. Thought I just throw that out there. AND about the beaches, they're better than ever, very clean now, the county is spending a lot of money on them. They have also built a new sidewalk system, and break walls along the whole beach from the Pass to Biloxi. With new parking bays and sitting areas all along the beach front. It is nice. Well, thought I just toss that bone out there. Have a good day.

P.S. I like the part about the going fishing at the beach. Brought back good memories. Put a smile on my face. If you know what I mean?"
 gets that the word has spread that I might be considering Long Beach in my future...I've been getting pictures now attached to all those emails.
I've got some pretty great friends, considering I haven't seen some of them in like be remembering me and wanting me to move on back. I guess, I'll have to consider throwing my hat in the ring on that one.


twister said...

The unfortunate thing about living along the coast is the elevated cost of housing. A quick look at and Long Beach, Ms. is kinda of an eye opener. You could tell your friends in MS, yea but its a dry heat.

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

You're right about the housing costs. About three years ago I did some checking, was giving the move back to the Coast some serious thought, until I came across the soar in the housing market. Almost similar to what was happening in Denver back in 2000 and 2001. I realize that there's a housing shortage due to the aftermath of Katrina and it still hasn't let up. It won't be a buyer's market for quite some time, I'm afraid. So, Texas will most likely be where I hang my hat for awhile longer...possibly Eagle Lake or another location outside of Dallas...basically where ever I can find a good teaching position. :)