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Old 10-03-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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markfromCA asks: So am I crazy?

You have not supplied sufficient information to make such an assessment, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and surmise that you are not.
Cos....I might argue that assesment....he IS from Kalifornia

But at least there's hope for a full recovery
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Jazzlover I have loved your replies to posts for years. You are correct about the changing environment of allot of small towns an everything else. What I meant by the Colorado lifestyle? I guess when I visit i feel like i have stepped back 20 years as far as congestion, population, traffic, people are not as rude, there is actually open space, Etc... I know that I will have allot of the same stresses. But providing for my family will be less stressful than my current situation. I love the Colorado I have grown to know over the years and when I get there i am sure I will become a hypocrite and tell people to stay out? Either way I am just an honest hard working man looking to enjoy life and provide for his family.
I'll answer the above (to the best of my ability) and then I have some other advice in the FWIW column.

It's been a while since I've been to CA, however, do not expect CO to be 20 years behind it. This is especially true in the "people not as rude" area. People are people.

As far as your sister-in-law "getting" your wife a job at the hospital in Parker, take that with a grain of salt, unless your SIL is a hiring manager. Is your wife an RN?
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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It's been a while since I've been to CA, however, do not expect CO to be 20 years behind it. This is especially true in the "people not as rude" area. People are people.
People are people but the environments are different. Denver is less dense than the population centers in CA. Like rats in a cage, higher density leads to stress which leads to antisocial behavior. I've know people who know both Denver and SoCal and they agree with the "20 years behind" thing.
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Old 10-04-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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People are people but the environments are different. Denver is less dense than the population centers in CA. Like rats in a cage, higher density leads to stress which leads to antisocial behavior. I've know people who know both Denver and SoCal and they agree with the "20 years behind" thing.
I just got back from a trip to Humboldt Co, California-- which felt like a step back in time 40 years compared to the Colorado front range. Maybe the OP should check that part of the state out?
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Old 10-04-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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Maybe it's a hyper-urban-suburban area versus less so, and not so related to specific states?
I live 35 miles northwest of Boston. I see nothing of the hysteria of bad driving/crowding and all until I get onto the interstates among the suburbs, where the crowding is. Then it eases again across the New Hampshire line- maybe because NH cops are alert to Mass. plates.
I haven't been to southern Cal. in many years, but I think crowding, and more to the point, failed expectations and failed sense of entitlement, will mess up quality of life anywhere. Maybe people who moved to southern Cal. had more of an expectation of a perfect life than, say, someone who moved to Indianapolis. Ego and humiliaton can make more trouble than any one place.
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