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Old 08-11-2012, 06:56 AM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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I am beginning the process of moving things out of a home (selling, giving away, deciding what to bring) I have lived in for almost 40 years in preperation for my migration north, getting this house prepared to put on the market (new roof, floors sanded, cosmetic stuff). Lots of memories, but I am trading them for a new chapter.......(the final one), North Carolina in the rear view. Good by heat, urban sprawl, gangsta's, unfavorable tax rate, grits. Fortunately for me, no job is needed. I will bring a pension and my (our) life's savings. I will not impact any public coffers, except in a positive way. My wife retires Decedmber 31st. We will purchase by November if our home here sells. I'm returning again in September to look at some homes on our short list.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:46 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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I am beginning the process of moving things out of a home (selling, giving away, deciding what to bring) I have lived in for almost 40 years in preperation for my migration north, getting this house prepared to put on the market (new roof, floors sanded, cosmetic stuff). Lots of memories, but I am trading them for a new chapter.......(the final one), North Carolina in the rear view. Good by heat, urban sprawl, gangsta's, unfavorable tax rate, grits. Fortunately for me, no job is needed. I will bring a pension and my (our) life's savings. I will not impact any public coffers, except in a positive way. My wife retires Decedmber 31st. We will purchase by November if our home here sells. I'm returning again in September to look at some homes on our short list.

Congrats and good luck to you on the move.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Maine!
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I am beginning the process of moving things out of a home (selling, giving away, deciding what to bring) I have lived in for almost 40 years in preperation for my migration north, getting this house prepared to put on the market (new roof, floors sanded, cosmetic stuff). Lots of memories, but I am trading them for a new chapter.......(the final one), North Carolina in the rear view. Good by heat, urban sprawl, gangsta's, unfavorable tax rate, grits. Fortunately for me, no job is needed. I will bring a pension and my (our) life's savings. I will not impact any public coffers, except in a positive way. My wife retires Decedmber 31st. We will purchase by November if our home here sells. I'm returning again in September to look at some homes on our short list.

Thank goodness I've only had to wait 4 years...........not 40! and yes, soon, NC will be in my rear view mirror for good.

Best of luck to you and your wife I hope everything goes well for you.............
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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Thanks Guys! Can't wait, and that is the truth.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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How exciting! Congratulations!
Where do you
hope to settle in Maine?
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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I am beginning the process of moving things out of a home (selling, giving away, deciding what to bring) I have lived in for almost 40 years in preperation for my migration north, getting this house prepared to put on the market (new roof, floors sanded, cosmetic stuff). Lots of memories, but I am trading them for a new chapter.......(the final one), North Carolina in the rear view. Good by heat, urban sprawl, gangsta's, unfavorable tax rate, grits. Fortunately for me, no job is needed. I will bring a pension and my (our) life's savings. I will not impact any public coffers, except in a positive way. My wife retires Decedmber 31st. We will purchase by November if our home here sells. I'm returning again in September to look at some homes on our short list.
Good luck!
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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How exciting! Congratulations!
Where do you
hope to settle in Maine?
Originally the thought was the Machias area, as I could get an adjunct position at UM there and teach a little, I still need to fly down here 1X per month to deal with some lingering business issues we are contractually obligated to address, so we have changed our focus to the Houlton area. I can hop on I-85 and get to the Bangor Airport free from the tourist traffic US1 brings in the summer time.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Originally the thought was the Machias area, as I could get an adjunct position at UM there and teach a little, I still need to fly down here 1X per month to deal with some lingering business issues we are contractually obligated to address, so we have changed our focus to the Houlton area. I can hop on I-85 and get to the Bangor Airport free from the tourist traffic US1 brings in the summer time.
You can go through the puckies from Machias (I forget the Rt. number) and connect with Rt. 9 into Bangor. I've done it in the summer and the traffic wasn't bad. I'm sure you meant I-95 and you'll be happy to have I-85 far behind you.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:36 AM
 
Location: North Carolina/Maine
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I know the route of which you speak, and it is a nice drive, albiet might not be as good to travel in the winter as the interstate. And yes I did mean 95, I need to get new glasses! Thanks for correcting me. I was on I 85 yesterday bere I typed that.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Caribou, Me.
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And now you can go 75 mph from Houlton to Bangor without fear of a ticket .
It really is a good road and I have done that trip in an hour and a half......sshhhhh lol
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