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Old 08-08-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Born/raised in Indiana
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My husband's career may have us moving out there in the next few months.

I'd be interested in part-time work, perhaps at a casino. Is there much available in part-time employment in the area?

I have COPD and asthma. The weather in Indiana (extreme temps with high humidity) is difficult for me. I suspect the low precipitation and less extreme temps will be a HUGE relief for me. Can anyone out there with the same health issues confirm this?

Since it's desert, I'm wondering if scorpions are a big issue? What 'pests' (insects and critters) would be a concern with regard to pets?

And finally, are there any "unusual" or region-specific laws or general phenomena that you could share with someone entirely unfamiliar with the area?

PLEASE share with me any information that I might not find by browsing these forums and data-heavy sites on the internet? We'll likely be flying out in 2 or 3 weeks (for a few days) to check the area out first-hand...

THANK YOU!!
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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we have the highest unemployment rate so finding a job is not going to be easy.

As for the weather Its been in the 90's this past july and now august. We have low humidity. But as a person with Asthma I can't out out that much in N. NV in the summer during the day . Tahoe is a lil better. This is not just Asthma people who complain about this. It Dry heat and it hits you hard.

We get a decent amount of snow but in Fernley and Fallon you will not get as much.

No idea what COPD is so I can't tell you anything about that in NV. Laws that are unique. Its a right to work state and a right to rent state. So You can get fired for any reason and your land lord can kick you out for any reason.

We just approved the law where you can no longer use a mobile phone when driving.

Prostitution is Allowed in certain counties.

Not sure if this is state wide but there is a Curfew for kids in most counties. . 10 pm Sunday to Thrusday and 12 Fiday and Sat night.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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No idea what COPD is
Perhaps you could ask a middle school student to show you how to Google.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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Perhaps you could ask a middle school student to show you how to Google.

perhaps you could type what it is instead of being so ignorant.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:56 PM
 
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If your asthma and COPD are well managed, you should probably do pretty good. The wind does blow quite a bit in Fernley/Fallon, so if your asthma is the type brought on by allergies/dust, that could be a problem. Same with fires in the summer. For the most part, the wind blows west to east, so fires as far as the western Sierra can blow particulates your way. I find most of the people who have COPD exacerbations tend to have them during the winter when storms blow in. The atmospheric pressure can decrease dramatically, and with every snowstorm blowing in I can count of seeing a couple of patients in er for breathing treatments. Elevation may also be a problem. I don't know your current elevation, but if I remember correctly, both Fernley and Fallon are at about 4500 feet elevation. I am a respiratory therapist in Ely and the elevation is a big problem, especially for people passing thru or new in town, of course, we're about 2000 feet higher. Don't exert yourself too much and if you find you are getting winded very easily, you may need to be evaluated for oxygen if coming from a much lower altitude (<2000 Ft). Fallon has a decent sized hospital, but for pulmonary care, you will probably have to see a doctor in Reno.
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Old 08-15-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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COPD and Asthma and casinos are not a good mix, smoking is allowed in casinos, and tends to be heavy,
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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perhaps you could type what it is instead of being so ignorant.
Don't take it personal "tortoise" seems to be on a mean rampage.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:58 AM
 
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Don't take it personal "tortoise" seems to be on a mean rampage.

Well said.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Born/raised in Indiana
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Smile Thank you!!

Sincere thanks to SUPERCHIC and uli2000!

Where I'm coming from, the heat mixed with high humidity immediately takes my breath. I am imagining the dry heat to be a bit of a relief from that. I'm crossing my fingers for it, at least. As for elevation... we're at 972 feet. :/ Sounds like I need to cross my fingers even harder.

Still, I'm looking forward to the trip out there (which hubby and I are taking next week) to scout things out. He's been offered a job/promotion there (a company he currently works for here), so that won't be an issue. Our son and I will look for part-time work if we make the move but... jobs are scarce here, too, so we're accustomed to that.

Thank you again for the helpful responses!
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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You're welcome xo

BTW maybe you have a hobby you can turn into a job. I own a vintage clothing company and sell a lot of stuff on Ebay. I get merch uber cheap at thrift shops ect and start the bids a $1 and bidding wars start.

If you have time check out Virgina City for some Ole Cowboy and Cowgal Fun

Virginia City "Step Back In Time"
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