My boss offered me a promotion if I wanted to move to the other side of the country. I was a little annoyed and a bit bummed out. I wasn’t exactly thrilled about moving to New Mexico, but I found a couple of silver linings in the cloud. Recreational and medical marijuana is 100% legal all over New Mexico. The prices for recreational and medical marijuana in Albuquerque were 40% lower than the prices I was paying for medical marijuana where I was living. That alone was a great reason to take the job and make the 1500 mile move. Luckily, the promotion also came with a hefty raise. I found a nice apartment right in the middle of Albuquerque, a couple of blocks away from my new job. I was happy about the commute, which was a short 15 minute walk. I never have to take my car anywhere. I lived in Albuquerque for 6 months before I endured the first winter season. I didn’t expect such cold temperatures after I moved. I thought the average winter temperatures would be around 40 degrees, and I was extremely surprised the first time we received the snow. It was a day in January and I was at work when I started to see the snowfall. It was extremely cold and I was quite surprised by the appearance of snow. A few of my co-workers told me that it rarely snows in the city, but there are definitely places in the high desert that received several inches of accumulation throughout the winter months.