Hi, @Nola212! How long have you been in Chicago? Why in hell did you move to Hoth?!? If you don’t mind me asking, what made you decide to leave?
So sorry about your ankle. That must be hard in this weather.
I so appreciate your thoughts! I had the impression that it was not much, if at all, cheaper to live there than here. I’m in Edgewater and I feel like I have a STEAL with my $1,500 2-bedroom. I also saw while there that the public transport was nothing at all like at home, which did not surprise me.
The first time I went, it was for a week in the middle of June and the temp was 97 degrees every single day with high humidity. I look like a sweaty limp rag in all of my photos. I STILL would take that any day over snow and ice and polar vortex. Lesser of two evils in my opinion, by far.
You raise a valid point re being able to get stuff delivered. That does not surprise me, and as I mentioned upthread, I about fell over in shock when I could not buy Advil at 10 p.m. on a Saturday anywhere. I take it they haven’t yet gotten Instacart or Grubhub or similar? Honestly, we don’t get stuff delivered that often. Did Instacart a couple times during the polar vortex for obvious reasons. I feel like we get stuff delivered because it’s too cold or snowy to go out, which would not be a thing there.
I also think that there are a million “oh… they don’t have that here?” things that will come up anywhere we move to, because we are certain to be heading to a smaller city. I don’t see how I’m going to avoid that unless we moved to, like, NYC, which, nope, snow!
Another data point: I asked Boyfriend last night “if money and ability to get a job were not concerns, what warm place would you want to move to?” He immediately said New Orleans. But, of course, money and job ARE concerns. Sigh. Stupid reality.