Greetings, one and all.
I actually made it through all the posts in Part 1 of this thread. Seeing only one other entry from New Mexico, I thought I'd throw my hat in the ring and swell the ranks to two.
I live in a small, decidedly un-picturesque town roughly 20 miles south of Albuquerque along the banks of the Rio Grande river (the central part of the state). What we lack in southwestern ambiance, we make up for in sincerity and climate. Except for one freak hail storm a few weeks ago the weather has been glorious. Blue skies, brilliant sunshine, fairly mild temperatures. In short, Indian Summer in November. Bliss!
Married, three boys, two of them still at home, aged 8 and 10, both with a regretable fondness for rap music. By day, I ply my trade as a graphic and web designer for a teachers' union. By night, I sleep. Someday, when the kids are grown and I'm living on retirement benefits, I might actually do something about my dream of becoming an itinerant folk singer (with an ATM card). For now, I lurk at the Mudcat Cafe and pretend. Lovely reading all your posts!