Originally Posted by Skunkman
If you move here knowing what you are getting into, it isn't so bad. You know the state is run by liberal gun grabbing idiots , and the tax man is going to bend you over every chance he gets. On the plus side is, it is really an outdoorsman's paradise, with excellent hunting, plus Walleye, Smallmouth, and Salmon fishing that is world class. Plus ,like you stated, houses are almost free. And it isn't hard to find enough room in either Tug Hill, or the Adirondacks to get back in the woods far enough to keep your sanity. I'm about your age , and in the same situation. I moved here to keep an eye on my father who is getting up there in years, that was 20 + years ago, he is still going strong, and I don't regret a minute of it.
Yup, I'm a big boy. I know how to play with the cards I was dealt, and plan on making the very best of it. I'll miss my house, BIG yard, inground heated pool (open from mid Mar to late Oct), and every 2nd amendment right available to exercise!
I won't miss the oppressive summer humidity, INCREDIBLE POLLEN 11.5 months a year, bugs galore, mosquitos that never stop breeding, noseums from hell, hurricanes', lack of professional sports and coverage, the fact that my outstanding mortgage is more than the current value of my parents home, both brothers, and sister COMBINED, which in turn make my low taxes on it higher than the taxes of any place I looked at!
All in all, actually... none of it really matters. It's just simple to list shit I don't like... but for well over 20 years, I've dealt with it, and enjoyed it... just like I will up there.
Truly, besides my grandson, I'm going miss the crazy TW Guys and girls down here. It is a very large, active group! We have meets and Mod Days OFTEN... everyone is willing to get together... help... wheel... whatever.