I agree with the suggestions above. One I might add, if possible, maybe go visit the city first. Take a look around. If you are a person of faith, join a church or congregation in the city. Get to know some people there in advance. Friends of mine did that a couple of years back. They got such great help when time for the move happened! There were a dozen or so volunteers helping them unload the moving truck. Very heartwarming and made the move so much easier. And, they already had a "network" of friends to welcome them!
Romaine Calm and Carrot On
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