We have purchased three motorhomes from this dealer since 2001 and my father has purchased two, so we're pretty good customers. He is not the cheapest dealer but I've received nothing but first class service from him when I need it and I get in pretty quickly. So it's nice to see loyalty back to me because I'm a loyal customer.
Now for the twist. I have an opportunity to put in for two real good assignments, they both are members of a team that does the same job. A couple of years ago, I had one of these assignments, spent over four years in the job and traveled not only all over the country but all over the world. I went to such places as Russia a couple of times, and walked through Red Square twice, London, saw the Panama Canal locks from underneath (where all the machinery is) and other places I'd never dreamed I'd see.
A chance to do this again is very tempting. It would be a two year tour, starting in July 2011. I'd get a promotion during the tour, too. So it has some benefits, an increase in pay and my pension, a chance to (hopefully) see our house property value increase and pay off the remaining balance on our mortgage.
On the other hand, we're not getting any younger and no one knows what tomorrow will bring. Marti's job is not getting any less stressful and since she's already the top dog, there is no where else for her to go. We both can retire and sell the house (although the values keeps dropping) and hit the road comfortably right now.
It's a hard choice, we see both sides and they both are attractive, but only one will be the right one. And that's what we're wrestling with now. I don't have to make any decisions now but I won't be able to sit on the fence indefinitely. Another twist of life.
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