From Sarah Holt's CNN piece of 5 Dec 2012,
Suzanne Halliburton of the Austin Statesman Newspaper is quoted,
"The last time I talked to him he seemed to be doing reasonably well," she told CNN. "He has access to a private plane where he can zip off and go hang out in Hawaii at his house there.
Armstrong, who also has a Spanish-style villa close to downtown Austin, has no reason to keep out of the public gaze in his hometown."