Hmmmm, it’s a thinker

Often I’m asked why I made the very big and life changing decision to move from New Mexico to California.

Suffice to say it is a very complex story filled with much emotion and fraught with “can I really do this?” anxiety. If you and I are ever in the same town at the same time, let’s buy a pitcher of margaritas and cuss and discuss.

However, there are some ancillary reasons why I moved that are pretty easy to explain.

To wit.

Today, February 1, 2011, this is what it looks like in Albuquerque:

Photo from the front page of the ABQJournal online.

And today, February 1, 2011 this is what it looks like where I live now:

Photo from my iPhone, taken while I ate lunch outside

Yeah, I know, it’s a head scratcher, right?

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  • Lucky

    Yeah, but I didn’t have to go to work today!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Lucky – Wow, I just got owned on my own blog. You, FTW!

  • Lucky

    Actually you still win, because I’ll be eating those words when making up these school days at the end of the year after Memorial Day. . .when I’m sure it will be even nicer in CA.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Lucky – Then again, after you make up the days, you get summer break to get outside and enjoy those sunny days. Meanwhile I’ll be pressing my nose to the window and whimpering.

    Grass is always greener, or something like that. :)

  • Elise

    Also, none of those cars are moving. At all. And they won’t, until the snow melts. Hope they all packed a lunch. And you know for a fact that they’re on the 25, because it is a GIVEN that the 40 is CLOSED.

  • Karen Fayeth

    Elise – Noooo kidding. And all the people who didn’t get on the highway are sliding through intersections and broadsiding parked cars…because it never snows in ABQ or anything….

  • Natalie

    Okay, so, I lived (barely) through yesterday… Cold, snow, wind… took the train to work in Santa Fe and it wasn’t bad. Although, when I got back to the train station, I had to warm up my car for 20 minutes just to get the icycles off my zoom-zoom. APS closed, gov. offices closed, and the entire city was pretty much shut down. Yes, I-40 closed east and west of us and I-25 was a nightmare.
    But it was nuthin’ like today… It’s currently zero degrees with a WCF of -12. I haven’t seen it this cold in ABQ for years. It’s -7 in Santa Fe with a WCF of -23. I stayed home today.
    Heater is on, movies are cued, dogs are oh-so-very-happy, and just about everything *closed*.
    Frankly, I’d rather have the snow ’cause that usually melts fast here. This cold is something else. Not as bad as my friends in Chicago have it, though. Blizzard… 3-6 FEET of snow… and blistering cold. Now, THAT was a good move for me.
    And Cali? Ya’ll can shake,rattle, n’ roll all ya wanna and when that deluge of rain comes, I dun wanna hear no complainin’, eh?
    Stay warm. Stay safe. Stay in.
    That’s my motto for today!

  • Karen Fayeth

    Aw c’mon Nat, we haven’t had more than a teacup rattler here in the Bay Area for YEARS! lol!

    And yes, because it’s sunny now just means when it starts raining again, and it always does, that it will rain well into May this year. *sigh*

    I sure would like a movie and PJ’s day….

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