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Old 02-13-2008, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
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I've also read that red mulch encourages tomatoes to bloom earlier because it heats up the soil.
I don't know about that, but to be honest that makes alot of sense since tomatoes like hot weather & I'm assuming "warm" soil.


mmmmmmm, tomatoes......can't wait to make big salads on those warm summer days....

darn, now I'm hungry......
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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I love the Mountain Island Lake area. Specifically which area are you talking about? Our best friends live in Mt. Island Lake Point. They have a gorgeous contemporary house, surrounded by huge trees. (My one negative about the area is that they keep losing trees during wind storms) The folks up there seem quite friendly, but it is a little hard to meet the neighbors because the houses are so separated - at least in their area. I do believe though that they have started a neighborhood association to enable folks to meet their neighbors. Houses in our friends 'area run from about $500,000 to over a million. The retired chancellor or UNCC lives out there. What else?? It takes us about 30 mins to get there from east Charlotte during low traffic times. The place has changed tremendously since our friends built in 1991. There was nothing in the way of commercial back then, but as you saw,
it certainly isn't that way now. Our friends shop at NorthLake Mall and eat in restaurants in Huntersville. They play golf at a nearby course whose name I can't remember. I have another friend with young kids who lives out there. She is currently living in the UAE, but before she left she seemed happy with the schools. Her one son was in the N.Neck. IB program and wherever the younger ones were was good. Does this help.If you wan tto talk to my friend DM me. She's a very smart lady and not shy at all.

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Old 02-13-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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Back to AC When we first moved down here from N.Y. , we didn't turn on our AC until
July. The next summer it was June, etc. Now after 34 years, it goes on in April.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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For all of the talk of spring, much of the state is enjoying significant snow tonight.
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Back to AC When we first moved down here from N.Y. , we didn't turn on our AC until
July. The next summer it was June, etc. Now after 34 years, it goes on in April.
I have my AC on tonite. ROFL. This house is so well insulated - the warm air rises and collects in my bedroom! And the furkid gets too hyped if we open the windows . . . she hears a car go by and starts barking. So we are loathe to open a window. However, I will only have the AC on another hour or so . . . crazy, huh?
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:40 PM
 
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For all of the talk of spring, much of the state is enjoying significant snow tonight.
But it is not supposed to hang around, is it??? Heck, we could have a blizzard b/f Spring is really here . . . but I sure hope not!
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Old 02-13-2008, 08:41 PM
 
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I don't know about that, but to be honest that makes alot of sense since tomatoes like hot weather & I'm assuming "warm" soil.


mmmmmmm, tomatoes......can't wait to make big salads on those warm summer days....

darn, now I'm hungry......
Me, too. All I want is a BLT.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Uptown CLT (4th Ward)
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Do you think the situation w/ Hopewell could turn around any time soon? I guess that would be my thought - to see if there are plans in place . . . or changes on he horizon????

That would be nice lifestyle, I would think it would be really terrific being at the lake -especially since you have friends there already.

How does it FEEL to you to think about living there? Exciting?

Sometimes in life- you just have to go w/ your gut feeling.

The other thing is - it is not like you HAVE to sell and buy that house. I always remind myself - "there is always another house."

Ride over there at rush hour and see how it feels.

I want to hear all about this!!!! I know how much you have enjoyed being uptown. There is a lot to consider . . . keep writing about it! We will keep listening!!!!
Going there again tonight to check it out again. Very confused. We don't want to make a hasty decision that we would hate later. If for some reason we didn't like it...we could never get back Uptown for what we paid back in 2001...that is our situation.

The neighborhood is so new that if this house sold (and I am sure it will) they will build another on a different lot.
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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Going there again tonight to check it out again. Very confused. We don't want to make a hasty decision that we would hate later. If for some reason we didn't like it...we could never get back Uptown for what we paid back in 2001...that is our situation.

The neighborhood is so new that if this house sold (and I am sure it will) they will build another on a different lot.
How much concern do you feel w/ the school system issue, 7?

These are new homes - or recently built, right? So no info on re-sale stats? Of course, the market is so screwy now - maybe that does not even apply . . .

Lifestyle issues: you would be changing your lifestyle . . . you might be ready for that . . . what would you miss the most if you left uptown? What would be added to your lifestyle that would enhance quality of life . . .i.e., is there a dock nearby and you like to boat? Fish? Outdoors activities? Backyard BBQ's?

The social aspects: more interaction w/ established friends - potential for new friends . . .

Gardening - any interest in that? What about lawn work? Do it yourself - hire a lawn service? Is this a change that makes you smile or makes you frown, LOL?

Weigh these types of things out as you consider the move.

Life is an adventure. You have enjoyed your uptown experience. Maybe you are ready for a new adventure.

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