Thanks for writing back. We came here because of the weather too. Its gorgeous and Paradise to us! Imagine no mosquitoes or bugs; low humidity, nice weather most of the time. To a Northerner that IS Paradise! Right? You are right on the mark on the gun issues. As for dinglenutz we can't stand him. I hope the idiots who voted him in get egg in their face big time and regret their votes!
Yeah RE Chicagoans... my first year here I was telecommuting for a software company in Chicago. Though I told my boss I was moving to Albuquerque (and that's where the checks came), I think he never really grasped it and kept telling people I was living in Phoenix. Couldn't quite wrap his brain around me "living in the middle of nowhere" ;-)