Hello. I've been lurking aound here for a year now but never thought moving to NH was a realistic option because of the wife and four kiddies. Well, this "swine flu" hysteria and the resulting vaccination talks have struck fear into my wife. She actually sat with me and surfed around the site for 20 minutes. Not only that, she asked several questions and showed serious interest in the relocation idea. As can be imagined, employment is the number one concern. As a union ironworker, my job is almost exclusively dependant upon my close proximity to a medium to large sized city. I am a certified welder as well which could open up self employment possibilities in smaller communities. My wife is a stay-at-home-mom with a bachelors in marketing management. She will be ready to go to work in 3 years when my two year old is of school age.
I'm not even sure what questions I want to ask. The task of relocating the entire family to another state is so enormous that I don't even know where to start. I suppose I'd like any info related to my job skills and training. Ideally, it would be great to hear from free staters within my field. Perhaps free staters know others within my field from whom they can get information. In the mean time, I will contact the local union from that area (Boston?). Any info that folks may have about different areas of the state would also be greatly appreciated. We currently live in a rural NJ community on 5 acres. Our goal is to stay as rural as possible but within an hour's drive to work. Hope this is not all too vague. Thanks in advance for any and all info. -John Boggs BTW, I actually got butterlies while reading the "freestateproject" home page today. Very exciting!