is actually a wonderful place to live.
We've been here since 1997. The climate here is the epitome of the word "moderate".
We get a little snow in the winter, usually about 5"... once.
In the summer we get a couple of "OMG hot as Hades" days over a hundred degrees... but only a couple.
There's a touch of color in the Fall, not enough for this transplanted New Englander, but some.
And in the Spring we get a lot of thunder storms... yes, only thunder storms... so far.
But... we do live in what they call "Tornado Alley"... and that's not for no reason. There was once a tornado touchdown down the road from my house less than five miles from here about 15 years ago so we know that it can happen...
But in the 14 years that we've been here... it hasn't.
We feel pretty safe here (and we do have a storm cellar just in case).
But... every Spring the weathermen remind us almost daily. When you guys see a weather map on TV, the red spot right in the middle of your screen almost always falls over our house.
You shouldn't worry. We don't. We may live in "Tornado Alley" but all that means to us is that we need to pay closer attention to the weather... and that's not a bad thing.
Weather is an awesome thing to pay attention to... and when it's good, it's very, very good.
So far... through fourteen wonderful years... it's been very, very good to us.