ballons wrote: ↑Thu May 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Every places sucks, you just don't know it yet. Your hatred of winter will transfer to traffic, humidity, nothing to do, wildfires, hurricanes, tourists, housing prices, 110F summers, or whatever that local has.
I'm not picking on ballons, just a general observation.
I've never been to anyplace that sucked, other than Barstow, CA. I suppose members from Barstow will now chime in to tell me how great it is. I've never thought of myself as an optimist, but compared to some of the members commenting here I may have to change my online name to Pollyanna.
I don't "hate" it here "yet" in upstate SC because we haven't experienced 2" hail breaking our windshields and destroying the roof, or had to rebuild the house because a tornado flattened it. But hey, there's always tomorrow, and who doesn't like an adventure?
Seriously, leaving perfect weather on the central coast of CA simply resulted in a series of tradeoffs.
12 miles to the nearest large grocery store here, 14 minutes drive.
At our previous home, 3 miles to the nearest large grocery store, 15 minutes drive.
There are good and bad aspects in every location. You can concentrate on the bad if you enjoy being miserable, in which case I would suggest moving and being miserable for a different reason somewhere else, or you can concentrate on the good and not be miserable.