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Old 03-02-2016, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Under a Bridge ;)
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LOL at that car. If you're going to live in rural Arizona and don't wish to be a laughing stock - buy a truck. The biggest, highest nose bleeding 4X4 you can find. POWER raw Power!

Especially if you live in Show Low.

I like Show Low, but it is a Loooong way from anywhere. Hours and hours.
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Old 03-02-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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Sounds perfect. Just like the 2016 Chevy Spark.
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Old 03-03-2016, 01:19 AM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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3 hours (or 175 miles) to one of the biggest cities in America doesn't sound like it's hours and hours and hours from anywhere....we lived in little 'ole Willcox, AZ, for 3 1/2 years. And we kind of miss the place. We like the desert and we don't need ta be in a busy city once a week. We'd probably drive west down the hill to Phoenix once every 2-3 months is all.

Head down ta catch a Drive-By-Truckers or Jason Isbell or Creedence Clearwater Revisited show every so often. Our son lives in Phoenix, too, hence another reason ta move SW of SW Kansas.
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Old 03-03-2016, 07:44 PM
 
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elkotronics go for it! Show Low is a nice place to live and the hospital is more of a small town type hospital. They have a program where they train future nurses from the college that is in town. The way that I understand it is the hospital wants to hire experienced nurses and its hard for the newly graduated folks to get on there.
Sometime last year there was another thread on here that was started by someone who never came back to C/D. There is some information on that thread that you may find helpful. I posted some helpful things on that thread that I'm too lazy to put down again. Here is the thread...
help want info on show low ( 1 2)




Since you said you're a car freak...here is the link to the hot rod fest they have every year..


http://www.runtothepinesaz.com/




I don't think they'll have a 2016 Chevy Spark on display, though.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:09 PM
 
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3 hours (or 175 miles) to one of the biggest cities in America doesn't sound like it's hours and hours and hours from anywhere.
So you are saying I was wrong. Technically you are right, it's not hours and hours. It's Hours and Hours AND hours! But 175 miles is only a little over two hours (the way I drive...). Or 45 minutes by private plane.
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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I don't think they'll have a 2016 Chevy Spark on display, though.

You're right, beckerd, they most definitely won't have a 2016 Chevy Spark on display, but I might go and check them out, in my Spark. Or my present car, a 2011 Kia Soul base clear white 5-speed. I'm not sold on the Spark yet, a simple test drive will let me know if the car's just too small. Maybe a 2017 Mitsubishi G4 4-door sedan would be nice. Gotta be cheap to buy with longer Warranty the better and it's gotta have a stick shift transmission.


So you are saying I was wrong. Technically you are right, it's not hours and hours. It's Hours and Hours AND hours! But 175 miles is only a little over two hours (the way I drive...). Or 45 minutes by private plane.

jamies - I had better go there and do that drive before I act like it's so do-able - it actually sounds like a bit of a beast of a drive.


The Grand Junction, CO, job e-mailed today and we chatted online for a bit. Turns out I'm not qualified with the right certification in my field for their hospital. What about the Show Low job? Well, their ad says they're all (4 tech.'s) certified with that same Registry that the Grand Junction hospital wanted. So it might not be possible for me at all.


Thanks for your links, beckerd, I checked them out and found them useful. The degree and certification I have in Allied Health is certainly good enough to get these jobs (it got me the one I have in Kansas now) and be properly licensed to do the job in all of the 50 states. There's just a more advanded Registry that you can get that I'm studying for but haven't taken the test for yet that I don't have. I could tell them that I'm studying for it and apply anyway and just see what happens in the interview. My better half doesn't want to leave SW Kansas, either. So this whole thing might just end up being a big 'ole learning experience in the end.

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Old 03-06-2016, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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elkotronics, we have passed like ships in the night all over this board at times and now you have asked about a place I know and love. Not too many threads about 'the mountain' (Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, Snowflake, Taylor, etc.) go unanswered here by me.

From what I think I've read you say, I think that you would be a great match for Show Low and it for you as well. Well, except for that sissy little car you want to drive, lol. Like jamies said, you will soon want to find yourself in something a bit bigger and more capable. I started in Pinetop with a Honda CVCC and eventually got something 4x4. That will allow you to explore so much more of the area than a regular city type car. Even a cross-over SUV will be better and appreciated.

The shopping is very adequate. Got the big three (or four) heavy hitters, Bashas in Taylor is great, but do not forget Eddie's Country Market in Pinetop for some gourmet stuff; could almost be called a mini Trader Joe's. As I posted elsewhere, the weather is four seasons, and in the winter the average snow storm, when one dumps some snow, is about 6-12" tops. The plows take care of the main roads quickly and as soon as it stops snowing, you'll hear it sloughing off the tree branches and melting off otherwise as well.

If it gets too cold and/or otherwise going to 'the valley' (Phoenix/Tucson) only takes about 3-1/2 hours as you know. If you want to get to Phoenix quicker during snow, go down through the Salt River canyon to Globe. That will get you out of snow country quicker. Otherwise Payson and down the beeline (az87) is better and faster during better weather. But if you just want to warm up, then through the Salt to Globe will warm your bones; only about an hour and a half.

But if you get a chance to move to Show Low, take it. You will not be disappointed.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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teddyearp - thanks for your very helpful information. I don't know if I'm going to pursue this Show Low job any more or not. But I feel I know a lot more about the area now by far. I do think Show Low would be a great fit for us, too! I'll keep this thread up-to-date if there's anything new regarding this opportunity.
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Old 03-09-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Pinetop, AZ
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Well, after all this, you should at least visit . . . . .
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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If we don't move there in 2016 we could consider retiring there - there's a lot to like about the Show Low area. The job is still there, I still have my job here in Dodge City...it's just this one-year lease that we're about 2 months in to. We would have to find renters for our rental and sublet it out to them. We'd have to find reliable renters that wouldn't tear the place up. The landlords won't let us out of our lease.


I go there often to see if the job is still available - it's been open for one month now. There is a big demand for rental housing here in Dodge, so, we could still consider it. If nothing else, a cool road trip to visit would really be fun, indeed. More on this worthy subject later. I agree, teddyearp, a visit would be fun.
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