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Old 06-05-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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Move to Maine if you think NM utilities are high. My electric bill in Maine was more than all of my utilities here combined! Then, add in heating oil for the winter at roughly $400/month. I do not miss the $180 electric bills at all...and that was just for lights, water heater and my clothes dryer!!
Actually my husband was offered a job there, even flew up to interview and when he didn't get it but was offered another alittle later I said "no way." Sure am glad I did now.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:25 PM
 
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You are going to the DC area right? Hope you have researched prices there. NM will be dirt cheap by comparison.

Maine's not a bad place, just not the right climate for my health.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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I will have to think about it some more, but right now thunderstorms is the first thing that pops into my head.
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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You are going to the DC area right? Hope you have researched prices there. NM will be dirt cheap by comparison.

Maine's not a bad place, just not the right climate for my health.

Yes, we have done extensive research.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: The Butte
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I miss the gay night bars where they used to have pageants and so forth. Some of the female impersonators were so good, it was difficult to tell them apart from real ladies.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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Water...vast, huge, wide, deep, clear freshwater lakes. I miss it always, but mountains and desert give some of the same feeling.
http://www.learnarchaeology.com/UNDERWATER/file.php/1/shuttle-lmichigan.jpg (broken link)
23,000 square miles of water, 1,600 miles of shoreline,
THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is a LAKE!

The freshwater inland ocean
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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Of course, then winter happens.....and sunny Mesilla is pretty wonderful Actually Mesilla is pretty wonderful all the time.

Lake Michigan is usually too big to freeze, but it gets coolllldddd and cloudy on the West shore in winter.
...and no, that ain't white sand
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:55 PM
 
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When I was in Albuquerque, I missed sugar maples and American beech, wild black cherry and hemlocks, enormous red & white oak, magnolias, rhododendrons and mountain laurel. Also missed walking into our backyard, and being surrounded by a sea of blinking fireflies. I missed drive-in movies one hr. up the road, and being able to drive to Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or NYC in under 4 hrs.

Now that we're back east, I miss desert willows and ocotillo, red sage and snakeweed, Indian paintbrush, and roadrunners crossing the street as I approach. I miss the total lack of mosquitos and gnats, and also watching the myriad of lights coming on in the valley below, as an orange-red-purple dusk recedes westwards. I miss hearing my number called at Frontier, and getting to see the faint, blue, morning light behind the Sandias every morning @ 5:40am, as I got in my car for an 8 min. commute.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Trans-Pecos Texas
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My vets
Reasonably-priced broadband internet and cable TV
HEB
Sam's Club (in the same town)
St. Genevieve wines
Real Tex-Mex and Mexican food
My favorite Tex-Mex restaurant

If they would build an HEB in El Paso, it would be worth the 90 mile drive for HEB, Sam's Club, good Mexican food and St. G wines.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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You are going to the DC area right? Hope you have researched prices there. NM will be dirt cheap by comparison.

Maine's not a bad place, just not the right climate for my health.
you are right about D.C. but it is a great place to live, at least for a few years. We were there 7 and loved every minute of it, still we were ready to leave.

Nita
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