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Old 12-07-2016, 09:39 AM
 
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Despite my planned wood stove, I will have underfloor heating in my small house. I have followed the Ridgway weather on Underground for years now.

For whatever reason, above poster seems to want to convince me that my very-considered plan to move to Ridgway and retire at 64 is a loser. I have taken the safe way out by staying at my current job for the pension and have always carried good health insurance. I do not want to live my life with regret for playing it safe longer. If it weren't for my feeling of being pulled to Ridgway (for 30 years now) I would not be looking for a place to move to. I can accept the pluses and minuses of my current location.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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Actually I think you will do what you have planned. I am just making some predictions. Hopefully you will remain on the forum or will return a few years from now and let us know the outcome.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:20 AM
 
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I plan to stay with the forum for a good long time. It's been a real source of information and a sense of connection.I should be moving to Colorado April,2018.
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:36 AM
 
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AND the Hall tax is currently being phased out!!! IT will be completely gone is, what, 5 years?
True. And the high sales tax will still be here.


And parts of TN get more ice than snow. Give me snow any time (but really, I'd take 80F and sunshine).
November through about March in middle TN is horrible due to the weather being mostly cloudy and it getting dark at 4:30 PM. It is definitely not Colorado cold and sunshine which is doable.


We have have a pretty mild winter thus far. Definitely not the same last year or 2014 or 2013 or 2012 (cold early and often).
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Old 12-07-2016, 10:51 AM
 
Location: SW US
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It is currently 19 degrees in Montrose with a predicted nighttime low of 3 degrees.


Sure we are all different, but you have been asking so here is my prediction. Sitting around the fireplace with some books and dogs will get old in a hurry. Even the beautiful scenery will become commonplace. The inconveniences of remote living will grow with time. Once you have read your books, you will might want to visit a library. You can wait for the bookmobile or visit the regional library. I suspect you will not be impressed. The deciding blow will be healthcare. When we are young we think of that as a visit or two to a doctor or dentist. My wife and I are healthy for our ages, but even so we have had a few midnight ER visits. I have had two surgeries that required month long recoveries and numerous follow up visits.


Beyond that there is another major factor. I am a loner and introvert, but even so social interactions are important to me. I also have goals and things I want to do, to learn and to accomplish. Those go way beyond sitting around the fireplace watching the snow fall. There are also issues of physical and mental health. Sitting around the fireplace does not work well for either.
Good points. One of the benefits of living in a warmer place with no snow is being able to exercise outside most of or all year long. Snow shoveling may not be the best form of exercise as we age.
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Old 12-07-2016, 11:07 AM
 
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Driving seven miles to the little Nautilus club at the hot springs will work. I might even swim in a wet suit in the springs lanes. If there's shoveling to do, I'll hire some fine young man.
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Old 12-31-2016, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Good points. One of the benefits of living in a warmer place with no snow is being able to exercise outside most of or all year long. Snow shoveling may not be the best form of exercise as we age.
We park our cars inside.

We have a tractor with a snow-blower. Even though our driveway is over 100 yards long, it only takes a few passes and our driveway is clear of snow. Then I check on neighbors to make sure their driveways are being cleared.

While I own a snow shovel, I have not touched it in years.



I like hiking. I would never let snow stop me from hiking.

People who like outdoor activity are active in summer and winter. I can't say which season has any more or any less opportunity to be active outside here in Maine.

The biggest determining factor I see is whether or not you like the seasons.

I know plenty of people who do not like winter. So for them any four-seasons region would be a bad choice. Other people do not like the heat, so Southern regions are not a good choice for them.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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Very kind of you to help yor neighbors with snow removal!
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