Before moving to Albuquerque for graduate school, I was living up north plus braving the nasty Winter time blizzards every year.
As someone who naturally struggles with anxiety, consistently wondering if our electricity was going to stop plus our pipes freeze was more than enough to push me southward.
On top of that, I lived in an area that was surprisingly susceptible to tornadoes plus other extreme Spring storm weather. A few times in our childhood the sky turned yellow plus the people I was with and I heard the tornado sirens warning us of an impending funnel cloud in the area. I never saw a tornado first hand, although I saw more than enough on the news plus weather channels that I was scared for life. Moving down to the southwest was a nice change, as there aren’t nearly that various tornadoes down here. Take our new city of Albuquerque for example. We only get weaker tornadoes that die down suddenly, plus they usually only happen once every 10 years or more. Our winters are fairly mild as well compared to what I’m used to, as hot plus cold temperatures in this part of NM stay above 30 degrees for most of the season. If you have plants you might need to cover them for frost protection, however other than that the hot plus cold temperatures are easy to acweather conditions to compared to the sites I’m used to instead. My beach house is in Sandia Heights plus our neighbors plus I all have heat pumps for heating plus cooling purposes. They’re effective in hot plus cold temperatures that aren’t too cold, however at 30 plus up I can’t imagine ever needing a supplemental oil furnace. My Heating, Ventilation, plus A/C business is on Alameda Blvd as well, making them much closer than our last heating plus cooling business.