Since high school I have lived in many different states in the country. I have my own home theater business and have been working for myself since 1984. I now live in Avondale Arizona near Phoenix. I have been here for the last 2 years. I did try to go back home and live there for 3 years in Snohomish, but my California native wife could not stand the weather so we moved to Arizona. We love it here, and NO IT'S NOT TOO HOT! We have no children and like it that way. We do have a black lab and a pug if that counts. We travel quite a bit and can take off at a moments notice. We live only 3 hours from the Sea of Cortez in Mexico and visit there about 8 times a year. It is a town called Puerto Penasco commonly referred to as Rocky Point, Mexico. We are looking for vacation property there as well. I am still into CARS bigtime. Our current hot rod is a 1958 Ford Stationwagon since 2001 and we just sold our 40 Ford Deluxe. We have an RV, a 24' boat, and a Jeep. Our weekends are filled with boating, camping and jeeping and car shows or Mexico. My parents are still alive and live about 20 miles from me here in Arizona. My sister and her family still live in Washington in Redmond. I still have a lot of friends in Seattle and they come and visit A LOT to escape the rainy weather.