I’m looking at a move to the North. Do I have any readers who can tell me the current situation in East Washington/North Idaho?
This would be a complete, permanent break in my life and a nearly blind one at that. I have family up there but no illusions that they’d be setting a place at the dinner table weekly for me… we’ve just never gotten that close, but I’ve at least met them and not hated them. I also know the area and unlike most Californians, know what “cold” means.
If I leave California, my company will probably fail within a month. Several people will lose their jobs. Only one deserves it. So, there won’t be any going back. I might not have children but there are still people who depend on me.
I can’t live another year like last year. No friends, no activities, every business lusting to enforce the latest rule changes from whatever level of bureaucracy they can find. Better to start over outside the path of history than stew until I snap a Door Nazi like a cracker. I think. Maybe God DID put me on Earth to snap Door Nazis like crackers but He hasn’t yet said anything about it.
Laws are going draconian–California now has a statewide mask-no-airholes mandate a and no-travel “advisory” locking people within 120 miles of their homes. There’s a lot of civil disobedience at the parks and beaches so I know there’s momentum to resist, and police aren’t yet enforcing the many warning signs the government constantly puts up, but no detectable trend and I don’t know how to meet people without shared activities. Walking up to random bicyclists doesn’t do much to establish trust. I lost my inside connections to local government when they took a witch’s advice to double lockdown restrictions then ordered me to take sexual harassment training if I still wanted the privilege of volunteering unpaid to help with disasters. It’s unreal.
Decision time comes this week. I don’t get to wait until Trump pulls a Q-plan out of his ass at the last possible second or whatever. All thoughts are welcome.