I do figure one reason Albuquerque homes may present themselves a few ticks better then some of our Vermont homes is that it's just nicer weather out there. One is more apt to spend more time outside, and therefore, more time is put into working on their home.
Don't get mad at me for siding with the New Mexican homes. I'm just writing what I observed, and, I feel the overall merit of a home, like books, should not be judged by their covers. It's what's inside that counts. And besides, by gol, we've had a hang of a lot of rain this spring and early summer, leaving an under abundance of great outdoor working days. I though, like some others, don't let the rain hold me back. I love it. Sure, rain might keep us from a few tasks, but, you ain't gotta shovel it.
Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.