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Breaking Up Isn't So Hard. Yet.

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:38:17 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

After 24 years of marriage and raising two kids in a little house in the woods of the New York Berkshire Hills (I'm from Wyoming; the Berkshires are not mountains), I'm looking for another place to crash, without the wife. This has been happening for a long time, so it's more of a relief than a painful separation (for me), but there will definitely be some difficult times ahead. It costs more to live in two places than one, and finances are already tight. I'm going to pay my rent, but I intend to continue to support the wife and still-at-home daughter, with what I can afford. I hope she doesn't try to make the courts extort more than I can afford.

My non-negotiable requirement is driving distance to a Sahaj Marg meditation center. Desires are lower taxes than NY and better gun laws, neither of which is hard to find.

My first inclination was to move to Southern New Hampshire. Meditation north of Boston, 45 minutes away, no income or sales tax, Constitutional Carry likely coming soon.

Another idea was New Mexico. Slightly lower taxes than NY, no local override of state gun laws, open carry state, much milder winters, and dry climate, sorta like Wyoming, only hotter. But I've never been there, so a reconnaissance mission would be necessary.

But my mom is getting old, and I don't want to miss the time remaining to be with her. And my daughter is not yet independent; I want to be here for her. So I'm starting today looking at rentals in southern Vermont. Highest state income taxes in the country, slightly lower sales tax than NY, but the very first Constitutional Carry state, when it was called Vermont Carry, because they were the only one. Half an hour from my mom, an hour from my daughter.

Wish me luck. And wish my wife and daughter luck and good health.

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