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Unread 11-04-2010, 09:50 AM
 
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Default Moving with baby to Bethel

Okay, I've been reading under here about Bethel Alaska, but I'm still not sold on the idea just yet. I will be moving to Bethel with an 8 month old baby, while my hubby stay behind in CA for the military. We have agreed to be a geographical family due to the fact that I am unable to find work in CA.I am in the healthcare field and will be working at yhkc. I guess what I am wondering is how is the cost of living there is now, and will i need to ship car and anything else to make this time comfortable. I am also wondering is there anything else I need to know or plan for if I do accept this job. All input and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Unread 11-04-2010, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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Wondering what your plans are for child care?
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Unread 11-04-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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You missed the barge service, the river is frozen or in the process of freezing. The only way you are going to ship a car here is by air.

BethelAK.com Cost of Living in Bethel (http://bethelak.com/?page_id=41 - broken link)
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Unread 11-04-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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My parents have agreed that one will come up and stay for 6 months and vice a versa.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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My parents have agreed that one will come up and stay for 6 months and vice a versa.
That will sure makes things a lot easier. Good luck with your move.
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Unread 11-04-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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ummm...how come you chose Bethel??? just wondering as you aren't like others who "are dreaming of living in Alaska"
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Unread 11-04-2010, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Because I live here and I make it look and sound wonderful!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: on top of a mountain
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Because I live here and I make it look and sound wonderful!
ummm JoeJoe...YOU ARE BETHEL!! you handsome devil you!
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Unread 11-04-2010, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Homer Alaska
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Because I live here and I make it look and sound wonderful!
And humble too!
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Unread 11-05-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Is the hospital providing housing for you, the baby, and a parent? Utilities for heat especially? Bethel will be nothing like CA...limited supplies short of shipping in without paying the price...(stock up on diapers and wipes)....Look at it as a learning experience. I am curious too why you picked Bethel?
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