Well, rest-assured I'm still here and all have been good. I've been lurking, I just haven't had the time or energy to put anything to "paper".
J and I were fortunate to spend two glorious weeks on Bonaire at the beginning of December, with plenty of diving, sunshine and relaxation. You may recall to Bonaire is one of the "finalists" in the places we wish to retire to in a few years, so it was good to spend time looking at the island from that perspective. We toured many neighborhoods - discovered those that held potential and ruled out a few more of as well. We looked a potential building lots, got a feel for home styles and made a wish list in the event we decide to explore the building aspect of things.
I think Bonaire is somewhere I could reside long term, I just wish it was a little more affordable. That's not to say, we couldn't afford it, it just means we may not have the "cushion" I would ideally like to have. I guess with great reward, comes a certain measure of risk. What do you think?