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Old 07-29-2006, 11:14 AM
 
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Sorry, the job has already been filled.

Well just before we put our house up for sale in Feb, I told the 2 guys I work for that I wasn't resigning yet but that they needed to start thinking about what they wanted to do as we were putting the house up on the market the following week. The company and my bosses have been great to me and I just didn't want to turn in my 2 weeks and leave them high n dry. I do the budgets, plan the sales meetings, tradeshows and a million other things. So we actually hired a gal who already worked in house, she started back in June. It's great because we have more than 2 weeks to train someone. So many details in meeting planning and tradeshows.

I guess it's for the best, as you can see I don't type very well
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:17 AM
 
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I guess it's for the best, as you can see I don't type very well
Thank God for spell check and excel!
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:03 PM
 
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Thumbs up Trader Joe's

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I am actually from the area where Tri tip was first made. I thought we would be fine with Tri Tip since they sell it at Costco. Am I wrong to make that assumption??? Is it only in regional Costcos? Don't tell me I won't have Trader Joes and tri tip!!! We are moving in August and I also plan on packing boxes of Trader Joes food with me. It will be hard since most of my favorite stuff is the frozen and cold food items. I know there will be some other big adjustments with moving, but I think I will seriously go through withdrawals without my favorite burritos, Trader Joes and now maybe even Tri tip. Once I get through that, I am very excited about North Carolina and trying their BBQ.
I read in the Cary News (carynews.com) that Trader Joe's is opening in Cary!!! Living in Connecticut now ... I LOVE TJ's too.

Here's the link to the article ...

http://www.carynews.com/149/story/4039.html (broken link)
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:55 PM
 
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Altough Asheville & Hickory are great places, I would recommend New Bern, Many active retirees in the area, low tax rate, close to beach (but without the beach traffic)
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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Everyone from the north wants to "cash out" and come here thinking they can lower their cost of living, which is possible. I would caution anyone to do your research and find a good job first and rent for a year. Mountain property is expensive, always has been, and getting more expensive everyday. Nice towns are not close together like "up north"; you are traveling all the time; and many popular towns are congested with traffic just like you want to get away from. Only worse, because the roads can't handle it. Many come here wanting the conveniences they've had up north. Yet they want a different lifestyle, so they get on the bandwagon to change things and the local natives rightly resent it. We can't close the floodgates, but please come with preservation in mind and don't cut up our beautiful mountains. There is no Boston here, and there are no Boston salaries and taxes either. But there are low salaries, low taxes and lower cost of living and the south has its quirks. Once you get here, if you find out your perception was not what you thought, it can be a culture shock, you need to have a lot of savings to "go back" because it will be almost impossible. You will see bumper stickers here that say it all: "We don't care how you did it [up north], or [in Florida] Feel free to go back anytime". Or, "Up north we had this.... or we had that... or they do this....". No one cares.
How true...when we moved back to NJ from Tallahassee (see my post "making the decision") we started saying in the South they did this, and in the South they did that! ...you are right, you can't go to a new way of living and bring the one you are leaving with you!...."THere's a fine line between "Chaos and Creation"...(sorry had a Paul moment )...in other words being part of a community and trying to change something for the better sometimes turns into destroying why you moved there in the first place....
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:01 AM
 
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words being part of a community and trying to change something for the better sometimes turns into destroying why you moved there in the first place....
While this sentiment has been expressed so many times here and so many ways - I think this was the best way I have seen it.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:15 AM
 
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Thanks Weis02....I try to keep things in perspective while I'm living in 2 worlds.....
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:18 AM
 
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While this sentiment has been expressed so many times here and so many ways - I think this was the best way I have seen it.
I couldn't agree more. Well said.
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:22 AM
 
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Your welcome ....

I think keeping it in perspective is the hardest thing, us from here on LI see the beauty of the area and the surface costs, people go down and say I love it I don't want to leave, but like Markh's posts, sometimes you play the what ifs game both ways, need to keep all these reasons for going or staying or not being able in some kind of perspective ... and when all said and done, no of us live forever and nothing is forever ... losing my dad at a young age taught me a lot and I look at things a little different because of that - so when you look at moving vs other things, somethings you cannot compare.

(like comparing NYCity to other parts, you can't do it, there's no comparison- and I do not mean this in a good or bad way but somethings just cannot be compared)
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Old 08-18-2006, 11:38 AM
 
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Default I would miss NYC

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...."THere's a fine line between "Chaos and Creation"...(sorry had a Paul moment )...
That would be one thing I miss....I don't go there much but just knowing it's there so my sister and I can go see "Paul" and get front row seats ........I know he plays other places too when he does tour but nothing beats NYC for a GOOD concert.........
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