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Old 12-08-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I was just noting today that it's colder outside than it is inside our freezer. So, if the power goes out, I'm climbing in the freezer for warmth. On the positive side, I bought a whole bunch of frozen food at Costco that I can just keep out on the porch until there's room inside.
LOL! I'm reminded that when I lived in MT, I didn't have a working fridge for about 10 years, and ... frankly it really wasn't a problem!! Never really warmed up under the trailer year-round, and in winter I'd bring stuff indoors to thaw...
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Its interesting that people on this web site advise other people to move to other states besides Montana. One such person suggested moving to Oregon/Washington because the weather is warmer.

Well, I'm someone who currently lives in the Portland metro area and before that lived in Washington State for years. People from Oregon and Washington always tell people how much it rains here. AND IT DOES. But the real issue for many people is the extremely large number of overcast days. Many people experience extreme depression and have to either spend 45 minutes/day with a light box or move to a state with fewer overcast days. Lots of people move to Oregon/Washington and then move away within a year or two due to depression. (Apparently, sunshine is needed to produce serotonin and some people have better serotonin metabolism than others.)

Another issue is that western Oregon and western Washington are extremely expensive. Right behind California in housing prices. State income taxes are very high in Oregon as well. Washington has no state income tax, but does have high sales tax.

There are many factors to be considered when deciding to move. Can you find a job? Do you prefer cold weather or hot weather? How many overcast days can you tolerate? How much will you pay in combined taxes if you live in that state? Do you require big city entertainment? Do you love being out in the woods? How far will you have to travel to see your family and can you afford the cost of travel on a regular basis?

Don't listen to nay sayers. Do your homework. (You can find out so much on the internet!) Visit for as long as you can. Then move where you really want to live.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: a Montana state of mind...
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LOL! I'm reminded that when I lived in MT, I didn't have a working fridge for about 10 years, and ... frankly it really wasn't a problem!! Never really warmed up under the trailer year-round, and in winter I'd bring stuff indoors to thaw...
LOL! I have a pic for that!


Should I move from Florida to Montana (Kalispell or Great Falls)?-beer-fridge-4070.jpg
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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LOL! I have a pic for that!


Attachment 58308
HAHA!! I think they have those in West Yellowstone, too
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Old 02-27-2010, 09:31 AM
 
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Go for Helena instead....great family area
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Old 12-08-2010, 11:53 AM
 
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The American that I am....I belong in Kalispell or Idaho,but one thing holds me back and COLD WEATHER is it.Sure when I was young I worked in International Falls,Duluth,Fargo and thought nothing of it.A few years and a few operations later and the body craves dry heat.
Living in Arizona is awfully nice but it is NOT AMERICA any longer.....unless the Alamo and land sale treaties mean a thing.
Montana is just a dream for me.
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Brunswick
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I'm still a way's from being able to completely move to Montana, but, the more I read on this forum, I have a feeling me and the wife are gonna love it there
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Old 12-08-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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crzycabbie,

If that picture on your profile is any indication, then yep, you will fit right in with the rest of us "unique individuals"
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Old 12-08-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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LOL!!! Imagine your cab pulls up, and that's what you see in the driver's seat...

(Says the person who went bar-hopping in Bozeman on Halloween, wearing a long red cape and waving a sword... Well, a bayonet, but it was the best I could do on short notice.)
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Old 12-08-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Brunswick
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That's definately an indication of my warped sense of humor. Halloween? thats my everyday wear......
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