I did have a good reason. I was working for Brink's in a precious metals storage vault co-located with a refinery. The refinery accidentally (?) purchased gold smuggled out of Columbia by cartels and they lost their licenses. I would have been unemployed. I joined the Air Force and shipped off 2 weeks before they shut down.
Portsmouth, actually that whole region, has gone downhill. Possibly crashed at the bottom of said hill. I loved the natural beauty of the place. I used to ride 335 from Minford to Jackson. On moped and motorcycle. Great roads for riding.
I have a family and young kids. I didn't want them growing up in the center of an opioid epidemic, political polarization, and extremist religious chaos. Germany is great. Safe, quiet, clean. The kids run the neighborhoods with their friends from all over the world. Experiencing culture in a healthy way. I had the opportunity as a kid and now get to see mine do the same.
There's a show/swap meet here called Veterama. I may have spelled that wrong. It's a fairground sized swap meet for classic cars, motorcycles and mopeds. Takes days to see it all. I didn't have the cash last year, but I intend to get a classic motorcycle this year. Stuff is cheap here too. Like a show level 30's-50's motorcycle for 3-4,000€
Right now I'm trying to make a rectifier for my Puch. I have LED signals and an electronic relay. I googled something along the lines of "12VAC to 12V rectifier" and the best results were from here on MA. I love how intelligent and ingenious this community is. So, if I can't figure it out, I'll be in the forums.