Yeah, it's not cheap to buy a home in the Denver area(or anywhere else for that matter), but I was talking about the lighter tax burden for retirees.
See this quote from an article on the nets:
"While overall cost of living is almost 8% higher than the national average, Colorado’s state and average local taxes are among the more consumer-friendly in the nation, with an average tax burden of 9.02%, compared with a national average of nearly 10%, according to the Tax Foundation. The state imposes no tax on Social Security and pension income up to $20,000 for retirees under age 65, or on the first $24,000 for those 65 and over."
My wife recently retired from the school system in Grand Junction. We don't pay income tax on her pension income(which is nice).
I didn't wrap it i just laid 2 pieces down the length of the pipe it peals off easily. It also took 30 seconds to stick on there. As far as sliding up and down i only use these clamps if i encounter something my 48" parallel clamps can't handle which isn't often. I suppose if i needed to i could take a utility knife and cut around the pipe and peel back to that cut line and then slid the clamp. It sure is nice though not getting dirty hands every time i grab these things.
I know i get more time then most of the married with kids and job types out there. I've just been stressed because work life is really busy and home life is really busy. I don't generally get weekends to work on things so my weekday evenings is usually all i get.