As you all know, last year I threatened to move to Canada if Palin was elected. Well, maybe you did not know that, but the cat is out of the bag now. I even went so far as to find out that it is apparently quite easy to move to Canada.
If it was just not so darn cold there! And, I’m pretty sure that my Master’s Daughter will not follow me as she is very happy in all of her jobs. And, I jokingly mentioned to Gaffer that I would like to move and his whiny response was, “But, I just found a job!”
So, in the spirit of good and bad lists, I am weighing my options:
First, on the downside:
- This house needs so much work that I will be 97 before it is ready to sell.
- The economy is down the tubes and we would probably not get our money out of this house.
- Packing seems overwhelming.
- I would have to find new doctors and I LOVE my doctors.
- I would have to find a new bank. Since my bank is in a constant state of changing it’s name and I have had three banks in the last seven years without doing a thing.
- Mother would probably have a melt down, or more likely a “freeze up.”
- Since it will take three years for the new health care to get running, I will probably not have a doctor for the next two years, since our oldest has found a job. Never mind that every penny he makes will be going to Sallie Mae for his eternal student loans. Canada has health care and when you have gone for years without healthcare, anything is better than nothing.
- Distance from relatives.
Second on the plus side:
- I would not be the owner of this house when it slides off the slope into the pond.
- There is no plus side on the economy.
- A ton of my stuff is still packed in Rubbermaids from the last move.
- Sorry, no plus side on finding new doctors!
- I could maybe find a bank that did not sell-out every three years.
- My mother does love nature and we could move to the edge of civilization; albeit frozen civilization.
- I would have healthcare.
- I would then be “north of the border,” thus making my relatives, who think that living on the wrong side of an imaginary line makes you less equal, as the people who would THEN be living “south of the border.”
I really think I need to move somewhere though. This house needs a thorough cleaning.