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Old 02-23-2007, 05:48 PM
 
Location: N.Y.C.
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is it cold all year round?
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Heck no! I get many 80 plus days at my house in southcentral AK (south of Anchorage). Same goes for Fairbanks area in the summer. The best part is the low humidity. Makes for pleasant summer days and nights, and the winter cold is not nearly as bad as lower 48 cold states. Sure we get cold snaps in the winter, but 3 weeks ago I had 40 and 50 above at the house. I've also had a couple days of 35 below...but it don't last long.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Exclamation Getting by...

Wow, that opening statement really got my attention!

I've lived here since 1974 (I'm guessing that was way before you were born) and I have to say, "my gosh", how do you get through the constant barage of rude New Yorkers, high crime rates, over crowding, high cost of living, pollution, sweltering humid summers, cold wet winters, taxi cab rides and Donald Trumps hair?

The old saying applies - Don't knock it until you've tried it. Alaska is the land of individuals - and other endangered species. Weenies need not apply.

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Old 02-23-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Trumps hair! Ahahahahahahahaha....
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:40 AM
 
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We've had some nice -40 or so temps, even calling for -50 here in the FAirbanks area.

Can't stand the cold, get out of the freezer.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:12 AM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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I would love to live in Alaska. I love the cold & miss snow. I would move to Alaska in a heartbeat if I could find a job up there.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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Well then you'd better start here: http://www.jobs.state.ak.us/

Then try http://www.adn.com/ (Anchorage paper) or http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/ (Kenai Peninsula paper)

I think Alaska is one of the easiest places to find work.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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71 below! That will make your nipples pucker! The coldest I have ever been in with the wind chill was 30 below and that made my fillings hurt in my teeth!
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Backwoods Farm in Southern Indiana
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Default New York, What a joke !!!!!!

Personaly I've been to New York, age 12 in a truck (big rig) driven by my step-father, we had a rock thrown thru the winsheild by somone off a bridge !!! Fun, Fun, NOT !!!!!!!!!
As for Alaskans, I've been on here a bit, not one Alaskan has ever been rude or nasty to me, even with my stupid never been to Alaska questions !!!!!
And believe me I have had allot of them, since my hubby is working for homeland security and is moving us up there... When ???? Not sure, whish it was alot sooner than it is turning out to be !!!!

As for the cold, we keep watch on Juneau and Sitka, we live in Southern Indiana, they had warmer weather in Alaska than we did here SEVERAL times !!!!!!!! Only they have SNOW, all I had was cold.

As for New York, you could'nt PAY ME, to live there..............

PSSSSS> Some of the Alaskan resident post, FUNNY !!!!!!!
Guess you should remember your manners when you put someones home down !!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The Denver, CO area
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Thanks for the links Rance! I'll def. be keeping an eye out on those site to try to find a job. How is the job market in Alaska? Are there a lot of jobs or is there a dry spell going on?
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