Living in the Northwest is like…

January 14, 2007 at 7:35 pm 3 comments

In one of G.M. Ford’s mystery novels, his private detective hero, Leo Waterman remarks, “Living in Seattle is like being married to a beautiful woman who is sick all the time.”

I was in Salt Lake City at the time I read that semi-classic line.  The weather was sunny and beautiful and I thought how often that is the way it is to live in the Northwest-beautiful place but hard to enjoy a lot of the time.

Here in the Southwest, where we are now, the weather is almost always sunny and I have wondered several times while we have been here if I would get tired of the constantly sunny weather.  Hard to think I couldn’t get used to the sun as opposed to the dark and damp of the Northwest.

I doubt I will stay here long enough to find out.

Have you ever known anyone who was unhappy enough in one kind of weather environment to move to one they thought would make them happy, only to discover nothing changed?

Probably better to just enjoy each day, regardless of the weather.  Happiness is generally found in one’s attitude and seldom in the weather.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Whiph  |  January 21, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    While leaving the NW would be nice because of the rain, the “summer” months and all of the green make the dreariness worth it…well, maybe. The sunshine sure it wonderful and soul reviving.

  • 2. KC  |  January 18, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Do I know anyone who moved for better weather. . .

    Very funny Greg.

  • 3. BS  |  January 16, 2007 at 10:02 am

    i think that is the best quote i have ever read about what it is like to live in washington

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