You guys! My husband wants to drag me away from my place of birth, where the sun shines so brightly that it buckles the dashboard of my car...where you are lulled to sleep at night by the sounds of hoodlums congregating in the parking lot and alarms ringing lyrically in the night air...wait. I'm forgetting why I was opposed to this in the first place! :>) What I'm wondering is how you guys in California feel about the state of nursing there- I'm imagining, and I could be way off-base here, that it is ver different from where we are, considering the progressive nature of the state and all. Any input? My chief concern is that we won't be able to get by financially, and that we'll never be able to buy a house. Is this realistic? My husband works in sociology- not exactly rolling in the bucks there! He told me last night that he's sick to death of what he refers to as the 'crotch of America' and wants to return to his home state (originally he's from Bakersfield and Anaheim). Help me! I know I'm being irrationally fearful here, but I need reassurance! I'm predicting major culture shock. Input anyone?