Hi, I am Susan and just "retiring". I have managed rentals and sold real estate for the last 36 years.
I would be likely traveling with my dog. Cedar is 9 now and is great with people. It would not, however, work for her to share space with another dog. She loves cats. Just not dogs. There is no biting -- just a lot of posturing and tension.
I would need a casita or separate home type space for 5-6 months probably from the end of November or even earlier. My husband might show up for part of the time but it would be brief. He likes winter in the NW.
"Now!" is my directive to self and I am a very casual traveler. Nothing fancy works just fine because I am outside almost all the time. Can't live without music, wine with friends, laughter and occasion craziness with friends and family. Could live on Thai food.
Maybe see ya this winter!