I will definitely look into reading that
I'm one of those people born with dirt under my nails. I lived for years in new jersey, container gardening on my roof in the middle of the city. It was so pleasant that my landlady started taking her guests up for tours. I think I could make a container garden work anywhere. Despite the initial investment, it's always so worth it! Thanks for the heads up! I know what I'll need to bring
My Husband likes it because he heard a lot of good things about it. I'm more of a country gal, but I also heard that crime is lower here than in other areas. That's always nice. Also, a party town would be better for our photography business than a small country town... if we could get our business started legally and on the cheap... we are not rich people; just looking for a more simple life in a warmer area.
Everywhere has its problems. I'm just ready to trade these US problems for something different. I don't want to waste away my childrens childhood working at some job that I hate to keep up the quality of life neccesary to keep a job that I hate (The current education system in the US is less about teaching and more about test scores. It is sad). I don't want my husband to do it either, so we are trading working multiple jobs for working part time to sustain a cheap lifestyle. No AC. No fridge full of proccessed American foods. No gadgets aside from the ones we need to make a living. Certainly no huge 3 bedroom "modern" house. A former teacher, I'd like to homeschool my children. I'd like to be near the beach to go fishing with them in a boat we make together.
Is AC the wrong place to look for this kind of lifestyle? I have friends in Hawaii living like this, and they are so happy. I'd join them were it not for the radiation levels in the Pacific...