Sunday, March 1, 2009

Why do I live in Maine?

This is a question I ask myself more and more these days. It seems like it has been snowing here since, oh, I don't know, November. When I wake up in the morning and turn on the local news, I inevitably say out loud, why do I live here?
Let's run it down shall we?
Reasons not to live in Maine
1. I am 2 hours from my mom & dad (too far)
2. Maine is one of the most liberal states in the nation and is bordering on a socialist state.
3. Maine gets way too much snow (I like about 1 month of winter and then I am done)
4. I am way too far from a good New York Deli
5. My dear friend Carrie is 5 hours away
6. My kids are still wearing turtlenecks in May
7. I have to remortgage the house every year just to pay the plow guy
8. I am 2 hours north of ....let's see....mmmm....oh yeah, just about everything

Reasons to live in Maine
1. My daughter's dad lives in Maine

So, that's it, that's the reason I live in Maine. Kayleigh sees her dad every weekend and every other week during the summer. And, that is so important. She has a great relationship with her dad and I think it's critical that she maintains that. So, I guess I am stuck here.
But when she turns 18........The Parker's are headed south baby. Only 9 more years to go.
there you go.

1 comment:

Bob Parker And Donna Huffer said...

Why I don't live in any One place.
1.I don't have property Tax
2.I only see snow on the mountain tops.
3.My heat bill is $200.00 a year including cooking and refrigerator.
4.And every day is something new to see or do.
5. I can change my mind and go there instead of here if the weather won't agree with me.
6. I have more friends now everywhere I go and meet more daily.
Life is good and I will never own a stick built house again.
Stick to your dreams.
Love Dad