Appearantly my previous post accomplished two things. One it helped Tom Simpson at WebFeed Central find me. Tom is an old friend and co-worker from way back when we were the only two computer literate people employed by the local Radio Shack. Two, it seems to have sparked a little friendly debate about the pros and cons of living here in Jamestown, ND. Tom happens to have children, which I do not, so his point of view is a bit different from mine, but I think we agree on most. Take a look at his first post-reply to mine and his second.
Overall, I believe that living and working and running a business in North Dakota, and Jamestown in particular can be/is better than living in most large cities. The one major downside is the lack of the big city attractions. Which, if your used to Opera and NFL game, is a big detractor. However, if your into nature, we got plenty of wide open spaces to roam. And hell, gas is cheaper too.
So, basically, if you haven’t yet, consider North Dakota.