I ended up getting transferred to Birmingham, Alabama for work.
I wasn’t really all that excited.
I had never been to Alabama before and I didn’t really know anything about it. I did some research on things to do in Birmingham, AL and was bummed that museums and a few botanical gardens is all that came up. Is there really nothing else to do in Alabama than that? My big historic landmark is the Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. They are kind of gross and ugly. So needless to say I was sort of dreading the move. Then I arrived in Alabama and realized there is a pro to this state. The weather is quite nice. The area gets four distinct seasons and nothing is ever out of control. In the summer the hottest it will get is around 91 degrees. Which is hot, and requires beachwear and AC. But it is only about two months long and the temperatures get reasonable again. Then the winter season will be in the 50s during the day and could get into the 30s at night. That is cold, you need a heater, but it is doable. Snow isn’t that common and freezing isn’t natural either. So I could get by with a lower quality heater if I wanted to. I don’t need a wool coat or muck boots at all. I just need decent layers and a space heater for those cold nights. So that is a perk to Birmingham. I will find other things to do, I am sure.