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Old 02-06-2013, 11:14 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... Im in a very bad placein life right now, and it feels good to come back to this group, ...Anomoly
of course we remember...
same group here (with new additions and a Missing OP)

Many are int he same spot, some have moved on, some 'oldies' here with new names.

So sorry to hear of your trying time. That seems to be going around.
We are much in touch and supportive (life comes in waves, never know when WE will get knocked flat).

Last I remember were your posts and pics from somewhere in NM (a SF farm, I had thought). You were house sitting and the "master' was coming home. IIRC

 
Old 02-07-2013, 12:46 AM
 
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I just came back to city data and this group, remembering how much it added to my life. Im in a very bad placein life right now, and it feels good to come back to this group, whether anyone remembers, or whether you,re a whole new group of ladies!
Anomoly
Welcome back! Good to hear from you!!!
 
Old 02-07-2013, 07:49 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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I just came back to city data and this group, remembering how much it added to my life. Im in a very bad placein life right now, and it feels good to come back to this group, whether anyone remembers, or whether you,re a whole new group of ladies!
Anomoly
oh Anomoly, you were my first connect to this thread back in wow, 2008 or 2009/long time ago! I read your entries and you told me I should check this group out!

Sorry for the bad place in life just now - have definitely been there which is a common factor of many in this group. A testimony to resiliancy is that we all keep trucking on. Feeling sad is ok - sometimes we carry/sometimes we get carried.

So you are definitely remembered & it appears I'm not the only one.

welcome back! you're amongst friends
 
Old 02-07-2013, 07:51 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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It's the thread on C-D about how UNFRIENDLY Seattle people are, and how hard it is to make friends there.
(great example is how a Seattle person moved to Colorado, and was so offended that his CO neighbors would come talk to him when he arrive home from work, that he installed a HIGH SPEED garage door opener, so he could get inside and close the door before the neighbor's arrived to greet him.)

Looks like the HUGE Seattle Freeze thread got 'removed' from "Seattle Forum" (censored... VERY popular in 'forums from areas known for 'diversity", like Oregon... ANY comments / dislike of OR is quickly censored.), but here are a few 'sub-threads remaining'
Is "Seattle Freeze" tempered by shared commonalities like being a parent?

What to expect (read: culture shock?)
lol lol lol - probably good i didn't check into seattle......................
stealth, remind me, do we have the same birthday?
i sense a zodiac connection...
 
Old 02-07-2013, 08:08 AM
 
Location: zippidy doo dah
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After skimming through this thread, I have noticed many people who have put NC or the Asheville area as a place where they would like to live. I totally agree; it is a beautiful place. However,..........

I feel you should be aware of the differences you will find here. For some people, this would not be a good fit.

Number 1--If you have any form of allergy, DO NOT come here to live.

You might get away with a visit with few to no symptoms, but living here will increase your allergy symptoms. When I moved here, I had some minor allergies (mostly dust), but after a year here I began having allergies year round and I am becoming more sensitive all of the time. I asked my doctor why that was and I was informed that this area is considered a rain forest (huh! never heard that before). With that comes hundreds to thousands of new flora and fauna to be exposed to your nose. The doctor also said that this area has the highest number of respiratory disease. Great!!

I put up with my allergies because I just love the flora and fauna. Too bad my nose doesn't like them. In time, I may need to move for health reasons. But for now, I am enjoying my mountain view.


Number 2--Not as inexpensive to live here as you may think.

Buying or renting in Asheville is pricey, if you want a decent area. If you are not opposed to living in a smaller town outside of Asheville, prices may be lower. I chose to purchase a single wide trailer in a retirement community as it was the least expensive form of housing I could own. If you are willing to live a more modest lifestyle, it can be done here. Property taxes are cheap, but real estate is not. There is also less zoning ordinances in the outlying areas, so you will often find a run down trailer/house neighboring a huge estate.

If I can help anyone else, just let me know.

Good hunting!
Absolutely on the rain forest thing. That was the biggest shock to me when staying in Highlands - here I'm up on this incredible mountain and someone tells me i"m in the rain forest............say what???? and indeed it is. Great thunderstorms there!

NC is a unique state and I think, though I could be wrong, every precious and semi-precious stone is found in the state (except one) and that has to do with the whole issue of the climate, the soil, etc and so on. I know that the Venus Fly Trap is found in one area I lived/other strange things are here as well including the uwearies (uwherries) u whatever that are a "mountain" that just sticks up in the middle of flat terrian heading toward the coast (spelling atrocious this morning) - of course there are Yetti sightings there - big surprise on that. I've spotted Yettis living next door to me in several locations but then realized they were just my incredibly noisy neighbors.

and you are 100% right on other things - asheville is expensive - housing in WNC that is more affordable will often have you up on the side of a cliff that you are cringing driving up to and then horrified trying to figure out how to back up and get down. That was part of my autumn adventure checking out locations. Which is how I stumbled upon the Upstate SC region. Housing became more realistic as did taxes, gas prices, etc as soon as I crossed the border with some nice urban amenities that rivaled my Triad/Triangle/Richmond experiences. I love WNC and love that I can get there quickly and experience the beauty because it is beautiful while living in a nice place as well.

The allergy thing that crops up has always been interesting to me as people who lived in Tidewater were fine until they moved to Charleston/people in Richmond had issues then moved to Norfolk and their noses ran amuk. I had horrible allergies as a child as did my kids growing up in DC and VA, but then we've moved all over the east coast & have acclimated well in many places. Maybe it was that infusion of humidity from birth...............

Ok, time to focus - on with the day!
 
Old 02-07-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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Umbria, I'd be very interested in hearing your take on NC, if you do decide to visit, and also Colorado. From what I've read, CO seems to be the "it" place to move right now, especially for alot of young families.
 
Old 02-07-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Umbria, I'd be very interested in hearing your take on NC, if you do decide to visit, and also Colorado. From what I've read, CO seems to be the "it" place to move right now, especially for alot of young families.
That's the reason the prices in CO have gone up so much - this seems to happen in cycles. There's a hugh influx of people that move there looking for great riches and paradise and then when they see that the state can't support all those people, they leave. It's been going on for decades.

I will let you know about NC - I'm very curious about it. An old friend that currently lives in CO, who is originally from MN, needs a change and is moving there for retirement. I think NC is another CO in regards to being a current "it" place. Many people that flocked to FL have left there and moved to NC (those from the NE are called half backs).
 
Old 02-07-2013, 10:44 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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...stealth, remind me, do we have the same birthday?
i sense a zodiac connection...
Same day, SLIGHTLY different yr ~1 yr I think, but I WON'T burden you with who is the 'eldest'. We both tend to burn both ends of the candle (poof)

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Umbria, I'd be very interested in hearing your take on NC, if you do decide to visit, and also Colorado. From what I've read, CO seems to be the "it" place to move right now, especially for alot of young families.
Don't negate CO, there are some wonderful destinations there, and very moderate taxes and climate (for a mtn state). Just a LONG haul to the Beach. (we used the HUGE reservoir in western NE as a surrogate.) Lake McConaughy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (not quite like Being there...(the Ocean). You can get a sailboat clipping right along in 22 miles of howling wind.

Rather than NC, I'm heading to nearby Kingsport, TN (no income taxes), VERY friendly people, tho a bit close to Bristol (I DON'T do NASCAR)
 
Old 02-07-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Default Hi Anomoly ~

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I just came back to city data and this group, remembering how much it added to my life. Im in a very bad placein life right now, and it feels good to come back to this group, whether anyone remembers, or whether you,re a whole new group of ladies!
Anomoly
YES, I certainly remember you. On one of your trips from the PNW going south, we considered a "meet-up" but due to weather and timing, our meeting did not occur. Wishing you the strength to turn your current situation into a positive experience and hoping you keep us posted
 
Old 02-07-2013, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I just came back to city data and this group, remembering how much it added to my life. Im in a very bad place in life right now, and it feels good to come back to this group, whether anyone remembers, or whether you,re a whole new group of ladies!
Anomoly
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