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Old 09-20-2008, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I like Atlanta a lot, thats why its on the short list for us, the only thing that holds me back from move there is it's not near the ocean. If Atlanta was on the coast I would move there in a heart beat. But if it was on the coast then, it probably wouldn't be what it is today.
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Drier heat does make a difference, it isn't nearly as humid so it doesn't feel as hot. I didn't believe that at first, but I noticed a tremendous difference, this being my first summer in TN. It was much more tolerable. You don't come in with soaking wet clothes after being outside 10 minutes. I still hate summer, but I think I am just traumatized from all my years in FL.
Belated Welcome to Tennessee !

I'm not sure if you spent the winter in Middle Tennessee last year but we actually had a REALLY warm winter. The year before last I was living in the Mt. Juliet area, Got up for work one January morning and found my car doors frozen shut. After dumping hot water on them ( I know.. you're not supposed to do that! ) I got them open, started the car and my car thermometer read 4. Usually Middle Tennessee gets one really rough winter every 10-12 years and the last really bad one was 1998 so we're overdue

I'm glad to see you're enjoying Murfreesboro. I made the move up here around 99-2000. I went through the typical " I miss Florida " spell and attempted to move back in 2003-2004 but decided I missed Nashville too much and moved back. It's amazing how the community will embrace you and make you fall in love with it.

Anyways, I hope you're as ready for Fall in Tennessee as I am, Here in my neighborhood ( Hendersonville ) They've had the haunted forest open for a week

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Old 09-21-2008, 08:29 AM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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Belated Welcome to Tennessee !

I'm not sure if you spent the winter in Middle Tennessee last year but we actually had a REALLY warm winter. The year before last I was living in the Mt. Juliet area, Got up for work one January morning and found my car doors frozen shut. After dumping hot water on them ( I know.. you're not supposed to do that! ) I got them open, started the car and my car thermometer read 4. Usually Middle Tennessee gets one really rough winter every 10-12 years and the last really bad one was 1998 so we're overdue

I'm glad to see you're enjoying Murfreesboro. I made the move up here around 99-2000. I went through the typical " I miss Florida " spell and attempted to move back in 2003-2004 but decided I missed Nashville too much and moved back. It's amazing how the community will embrace you and make you fall in love with it.

Anyways, I hope you're as ready for Fall in Tennessee as I am, Here in my neighborhood ( Hendersonville ) They've had the haunted forest open for a week
Thank you TNRyan,

I moved here in late August of last year, so winter came quickly. I was soooooooo excited after living in eternal summer for so long!
I had to laugh at what you wrote about your car doors. The samething happened to me and I did the samething you did. I got yelled at when I got to work "You're Not Supposed To Do That!" Well it worked, did it? I got a can of ice melt after that. This year I will park in my garage. There are so many of us at work that are FL transplants. The first time it snowed we all ran outside to see. We looked so funny, jumping up and down yelling.... "It's snowing!" we were all snapping pics with our phones.
One morning I woke up to this......



It brought back a lot of memories for me as a kid in Long Island. In many ways Murfreesboro reminds me alot of Long Island.
I do miss my daughter in FL. She is born there, so that is where she will stay and I will visit. I have a lot of family still in FL so I will be going back at least once a year.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Arctic Tundra, MA
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This is last year in MA, we had a few really heavy snow squalls run through, this one left 5 inches of snow in about 25 minutes. Right after it went by it was sunny blue skies...

The house was my neighbor, and when the snow was falling at its heaviest I could not see it at all.

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Old 09-21-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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You guys are mean showing those pictures to us, the ones that have to still wait to move,lol.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:44 AM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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You guys are mean showing those pictures to us, the ones that have to still wait to move,lol.
Sorry, but look at what you have to look forward to!
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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We had it in our minds that we were going to move to NC, but after visiting with our family in NJ two weeks ago, we may have changed our minds.
I said I would never go back there (although it is a beautiful area), but after being with all of our family and watching our daughter playing with her cousins, aunts & uncles and grand parents, we felt it might be time to "come back home." The only thing I would not like about going back to NJ is the cold snow/ice.
Now we just have to get our home sold in Central FL and make the big decision as to where is the best place for ALL of us.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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nc is the new fla. people moved to fla from the northeast because "its so much cheaper than up north" but now ppl are moving to nc because of the better quality of life, and in some places, nc aint cheaper than fla
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:01 AM
 
Location: The land of erternal summer to Murfreesboro, TN
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We had it in our minds that we were going to move to NC, but after visiting with our family in NJ two weeks ago, we may have changed our minds.
I said I would never go back there (although it is a beautiful area), but after being with all of our family and watching our daughter playing with her cousins, aunts & uncles and grand parents, we felt it might be time to "come back home." The only thing I would not like about going back to NJ is the cold snow/ice.
Now we just have to get our home sold in Central FL and make the big decision as to where is the best place for ALL of us.
It's hard to choose, it really is, but it is also part of the excitement of starting over. Sometimes family can make all the difference. It would be nice for your daughter to have all her relatives around her.
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Old 09-21-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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It's hard to choose, it really is, but it is also part of the excitement of starting over. Sometimes family can make all the difference. It would be nice for your daughter to have all her relatives around her.
Besides missing the 4 seasons, my daughters are in NY. One comes down quite frequently to visit us, but she is getting married next year and I know that will make a significant difference. My older daughter is struggling financially and cannot afford to visit here. We paid for her ticket the first and last time she came. Yes, we can go up there, but it is very expensive for two people to fly. My husband drove up in the summer. I am flying up in October. We are both going up for Thanksgiving, but he won an all expenses paid trip from work which we are using.

This is why I just wished he had gotten a job anywhere up North. It would still be within driving distance to my daughters. Anywhere in New England would have been fine, along with NJ or Pa. It's just plain too far and too hot in Florida.

My boss's son was born and raised in Florida. His Dad has said when his father passes and he can retire, he is moving back to NY. I spoke to his son and asked him what he will do. He told me that once his Grandpa is gone and his Dad moves back, there will be nothing left for him in Florida. He will move back with his Dad. All this Aunts and Uncles, who were also raised here, have long since moved back. I suppose if a son or daughter, who was born and raised here, meets someone, marries, and starts a family here, they might not want to leave. However, if they will be all alone perhaps they might want to go back to where they came from with their parents.
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