After my wife and I retired, we moved to a neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My wife wanted to retire in Albuquerque.
She grew up in the city when she was a little girl and she always dreamed of going back there. I just wanted to play golf and go fishing, so I was happy with any location that included golf courses and water. Albuquerque might not have been my top choice, but it certainly wasn’t on the bottom of my list. We decided to buy a house that needed a little bit of work. We had plenty of money after selling our old place. We moved to a much cheaper neighborhood. When we were making renovations, I had to make a decision between radiant heated floors and ductless heaters. Radiant heated floors are nice because the warm air comes from the ground. It is a very even amount of warm air and nothing is lost in the ductwork. Ductless heaters are wonderful for the same reason. They also do not use duct work and provide plenty of warm air. It really comes down to personal preference. It was up to me to make the decision. My wife really didn’t give me any hints on which way she wanted me to go. That made the decision even more difficult to make. I did not want to make the wrong decision. I decided to have radiant heated flooring installed. I made it a surprise, because I was almost certain that my wife would be happy with my choice. When she realized that I picked radiant heat for our new Albuquerque home, she was very happy with my choice.