Hi guys! I am a 58 yo expat lucky enough to be working just south of Perth
and getting ready to chuck it all after the first of the year. My hubby has been tagging along the last five years as my manslave as I have been working in an international traveling job and someone has to let the dog in and out. We lived cheap over our lifetime and have a paid for house in Texas, which is rented, and no bills and FIRECALC says no worries, mate!
Two weeks ago I was in a panic that I may lose my job and be sent home - but now I've come to realize - whoopee - I really don't need to work anymore, and I have made a complete 180 to this realization that I don't have to fear termination! Only the fear of losing health care is still there - but I can go cobra until 2014... It's like this huge block of concrete has been lifted off my shoulders.
So, I can answer any questions that folks have about moving to Australia - the good and the bad, and I am looking for info on spending a few months traveling Thailand after the first of the year -we are headed over in 3 weeks for a holiday and to start checking it out. Isn't there someone on this forum living there now?
I think I am going to like not answering to the man any more!