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Old 06-10-2014, 03:10 PM   #21
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One thing to consider. When we both worked, we loved the climate here in Vancouver, but when we were both home, the rainy weather bothered us more. We are unique among Vancouverites, it seems. But just beware. We solved it by snowbirding for 6 months and that has also reduced our yearly budget!

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Kcowan, thanks for the heads up. We lived on Oahu for several years and couple of years in Tampa, Fl and do have some experience with perpetual sunny weather but after a short while, we found we really missed having seasons. We also lived in the mid-west and couldnít stand the cold weather and middle-of-the-night tornado alarms. Fortunately, we both enjoy the four seasons in the NW.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:00 AM   #22
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One thing to consider. When we both worked, we loved the climate here in Vancouver, but when we were both home, the rainy weather bothered us more. We are unique among Vancouverites, it seems. But just beware. We solved it by snowbirding for 6 months and that has also reduced our yearly budget!

(Thanks to the already high COL in the PNW!)
KCowan; I think I've seen from other posts that you winter in Mexico. Can you elaborate on where the savings come from and how much less it costs for those expenses? Presuming that you own homes in both locations, is it food and entertainment primarily that you obtain at a lower cost, or does it extend to reduced heat from a vacant property in the cold north compared to increased cooling costs in Mexico. Just curious as we also spend a number of weeks in Mexico in the winter.

Hope I'm not getting off topic for the OP. Chime in if you think I am.
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