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Old 07-31-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Itís even better outside, specially when your car breaks
Or when you look at the damage that all that salt on the road does to the paint job.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Let me ask this. Is it more expensive to heat a home in a Chicago winter or cool a home in a Houston summer? Let's compare January in Chicago to July in Houston utility bills (gas + electric) for a similar square foot home.
Oh, why stop there? Let's compare overall cost of living in both locations!
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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Why do people move to Houston if they hate Houston weather so much?
Because they are sell-outs.
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Old 07-31-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Because they are sell-outs.
The original term was "carpet baggers."
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Old 07-31-2018, 12:46 PM
 
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The weather isn't that bad at all, this is just normal summertime heat moaning. When everyone up north is shoveling snow November through March, I'll be enjoying our 50s-70s weather we tend to enjoy then. The only months that are really unbearably hot most years are early July through mid-September. Everything else is gravy.

I love checking my Accuweather app in the wintertime when its 60 degrees here and 25 back at my old house in DC. Haha.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: In the fairway
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The weather isn't that bad at all, this is just normal summertime heat moaning.
good one - the weather is terrible and is the main reason we moved to idaho

lived in houston from 1973 to 2011 and couldn't stand being outside between april and october

htown is a great place to make bank, save and move somewhere nice - that's what we did
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Land of the Caddo and Tonkawa
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good one - the weather is terrible and is the main reason we moved to idaho
Idaho has horrible weather in winter. This is all a game of trade-offs...

I'll gladly deal with hot summers to avoid cold and numbing winters (and snow!) And if it's too hot here, there's always the pool and the beach.

Cold locations usually also have cold people and personalities. The warmth and heat here gets people more loosened up and casual. The ladies are more scantily clad too, which doesn't hurt (wink). It all turns out to be good for your mind and health!

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Old 07-31-2018, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I actually dont mind it. I lived in Chicago for two years and give me this any day. That said, I can definitely see someone preferring the seasons of Chicago. If you want to live someplace with pleasant weather year round, you pay through the nose (California and Hawaii).
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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Well, the ideal would be winters here and summers somewhere cooler. If I had the money, I would have a summer home in Boston (where my dd lives) and my winter home here in Houston.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Well, the ideal would be winters here and summers somewhere cooler. If I had the money, I would have a summer home in Boston (where my dd lives) and my winter home here in Houston.
Agreed...I was sweating outside in the humidity while grilling last night at 8:30. Told my significant other that I could make Houston winters work for a lifetime, but that living in Houston in the summer will have to go the way of the dodo bird at some point in our lives.
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