We watched a film last night.
The title is irrelevant. Let’s just say that Herself picked it more or less at random so I downloaded it and we watched it.
Now there are certain subjects that are guaranteed to make Herself complain in a film. American High School kids is one. This film was about American High School kids but for some strange reason she didn’t complain. Extreme violence is something else she doesn’t like. This film had some extremely violent scenes with bodies and bits of bodies everywhere. There were shootings and stabbings but she still didn’t complain.
I began to think she wasn’t watch and maybe had fallen asleep.
Then we came to a scene where an American High School kid enters a bathroom to escape from a would-be rapist/murderer. There was a body in the bath and blood everywhere. It was pretty gory.
Anyhows Kid embeds a razor blade in a cake of soap.
Would-be rapist/murderer breaks down the door and jumps on top of Kid.
Kid slashes his jugular and a few more gallons of blood are added to the floor [and kid]. This was just the kind of scene guaranteed to demand that I change channels.
Herself did pass a comment.
“Ah” says she. “You can’t beat a Gillette”.
Given her other half hasn't used a razor for decades, maybe there's a hint in what she said.
She's the one who likes my beard to be long and straggly.
I think that Herself and my wife would get along just fine. They're both practical in their outlook.
We have said as much ourselves. We'd move over there if it weren't for your weather.
Okay, the positives:
A fair size house is so much cheaper here than Ireland (your area–I checked) and that's even with the cost of fuel for the central heating. Petrol is much cheaper as well. And considering .9 euros equals 1.12 dollars you're a bit up on the exchange rate. Weather is no real problem as you could easily pay for someone to plow your driveway (Does your new rig have 4 wheel drive by any chance? If not, you could always call me if you need to get out when the roads are snowy). And even in the Northeast Kingdom where we are we have 3 shopping centers, a Walmart and a hospital right around the corner–sort of.
Now the big drawbacks:
No universal health care so that's probably a show stopper right there considering everything.
Applying for a visa (includes spouse) could be a hassle.
Could you still get your pension if you lived in the states?
So, given everything, it's probably better to just stay put.
But just out of curiosity, how much do you think the manor would sell for?