So. The house. The house is a deathtrap of collapsing floors, rotting studs, leaky ceilings, thick black fuzzy growth, no central heating . . . I could go on in this vein for a while.
The state of West Virginia. We barely missed the official 'do not use' water from the spill. We live in between Huntington and Charelston, the two cities named most miserable in the US by a recent Gallup poll.
The job market. Not capable of supporting us paying rent, which was why we've been living in a place that doesn't have it.
The state of us. Three of us have mental and/or physical issues rendering us incapable of jobs. The local mental health options for the poverty stricken are . . . well, I talked about changing my medication and got told it would mean automatic drug testing first, and then mandatory random drug testing after. That's when I'm listened to.
We are therefore moving our asses out of here, across the country, to Washington state. Why there? Well, for starters, we have Family out there. And friends. And the minimum wage is higher there. And the unemployemnt is lower. And it's liberal. And the area we're looking at has only a slightly higher COL than here. And the water's safe to drink.
Really, it's that last one that drives it home.
This is going to take us shredding every resource we have available. And it's still going to be . . . yeah.
Originally posted by louisadkins
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