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Unread 11-12-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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My wife more then me is worried about being so far away from family, so it's not as easy as it sounds
I don't think that Stiff means to infer that it's easy. We've all seen a lot of couples move up, and often, the man is completely happy and in love with Alaska, while the woman misses the people she left behind. To some, maybe even most, women, friends and family are a priority. Varmint and Stiff are both dead on; a sense of community is something that is going to make a big difference...especially since she's a stay at home wife.

Coming from Northern Idaho won't be such a culture shock as coming from SC or some such though.
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Unread 11-12-2009, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Idaho won't be such a culture shock as coming from SC or some such though.
I moved to Bethel from North Idaho (Coeur D'Alene)
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Unread 11-13-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I don't think that Stiff means to infer that it's easy. We've all seen a lot of couples move up, and often, the man is completely happy and in love with Alaska, while the woman misses the people she left behind. To some, maybe even most, women, friends and family are a priority. Varmint and Stiff are both dead on; a sense of community is something that is going to make a big difference...especially since she's a stay at home wife.

Coming from Northern Idaho won't be such a culture shock as coming from SC or some such though.
i told her today that if we are not 100% on the same page that i will turn the job down, it is good to hear that ak and idaho are a lot alike
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Unread 11-13-2009, 09:08 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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I moved to Bethel from North Idaho (Coeur D'Alene)
do you feel theyh are a lot alike or what are the biggest differances between the two ?? thanks
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Unread 11-13-2009, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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no messes here my wife and i stick to us and are family more then anything,she is a stay at home and focus is on raising are kids right and respectful. I have always based my work ethic and being hard and honest i will do what i have to make it work but there is a line i won't cross. the biggest reason for me to go north is the outdoors 6mths of snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, mountain biking etc, I love winter and grew up with cold and harsh winters. idaho winters are mild compared to what i am use to. but as in all things it has to work for us as a family since they come first
Hey, you sound like an independent Alaskan already! This kind of attitude is a good one for Alaska.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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do you feel theyh are a lot alike or what are the biggest differances between the two ?? thanks
Its honestly not as different as you may expect. The tempratures get colder, but honestly not insainly colder, when you are all bundled up, you put on one extra layer, and it feels the same.

The people are about the same, if not nicer... It honestly feels a LOT like the communities in North Idaho. Honestly in the field you are in, you will do great, since all of our equipment runs on diesel... Actually here where I live, the entire towns electricity comes from generators run on diesel.

Honestly, if you love Idaho... Alaska is like Idaho but 100X more badass... and untainted.

Mind you there are costs to this glory, both financially, and socially, but if you move to a place near larger citys that also has roads like North Poll, this should not be much of an issue... and your children having a christmas in North Poll will be WONDERFUL (depending on their age).

I would highly reccomend it.
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Unread 11-14-2009, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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do you feel theyh are a lot alike or what are the biggest differances between the two ?? thanks
fewer mormons in alaska
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Unread 11-14-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Its honestly not as different as you may expect. The tempratures get colder, but honestly not insainly colder, when you are all bundled up, you put on one extra layer, and it feels the same.

The people are about the same, if not nicer... It honestly feels a LOT like the communities in North Idaho. Honestly in the field you are in, you will do great, since all of our equipment runs on diesel... Actually here where I live, the entire towns electricity comes from generators run on diesel.

Honestly, if you love Idaho... Alaska is like Idaho but 100X more badass... and untainted.

Mind you there are costs to this glory, both financially, and socially, but if you move to a place near larger citys that also has roads like North Poll, this should not be much of an issue... and your children having a christmas in North Poll will be WONDERFUL (depending on their age).

I would highly reccomend it.
It makes me feel better that it wont be real differant then what we are use to
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Unread 11-14-2009, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Wife wears the pants I see...
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Unread 11-15-2009, 09:10 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Wife wears the pants I see...
it's not like that, making the best choice for are family is more important and a family choice not what i want she wants and they want.
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