Believe me, there are many worse places to be than in Reno. It is fairly expensive and the wages suck thanks to "right-to-work," but there are much more expensive areas. I miss the high desert. I had to move back to Oregon seven years ago after 26 years in Nevada and I have NEVER gotten used to the Oregon cold. Plus it is much more difficult to find work in order to be able to survive up here in the southern end of the state.
The fog and rain are what are the killers to me. When there was all that snow early in January, it wasn't nearly as hard on me than the goddamned fog.
No wonder I left the first time, but I had no choice but to move back.