Suck it up cupcake.
Raisel Iglesias is The Demon's Head. Accept this nickname as bestowed.
Riverside is not LA....at all. It is almost a barren wasteland to me and it's almost like you really are not in California at all...more like ...Neveda.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain
Personally, I think you are making the right choice. At this stage of your career, and being close to retirement, it's simply not worth it, IMO. Having to uproot your family for 5 years or so isn't worth the hassle it would bring, especially if you plan to retire in Jacksonville anyway.
Burn down the disco. Hang the blessed DJ. Because the music that he constantly plays, it says nothing to me about my life.