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Old 02-13-2015, 07:11 PM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Quite true, but the cost of that chopper ride is going to be astronomical.
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What's a life worth ?
I pay $45 per year for medical flight insurance with no deductible.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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I pay $45 per year for medical flight insurance with no deductible.
Thats nice. I still would not want to live there. Too small and too isolated (looking at the map for Cody now). But thats me.
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Old 02-13-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Second largest city in the state.
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Old 02-13-2015, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Second largest city in the state.
Really? With a population of less than 10,000? And way way too isolated. Nope, sorry. Not for me.
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:35 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Try the other side of the state , Jackson Hole. Still about 10,000, but is in the Grand Teton Mtns. Resorts, very wealthy people have homes all over, lots of shopping. Would not be a bad place to retire , ( beautiful ) if you had the coin to do it up right. ( and Darth Vader has a compound there ! )...Ha,Ha. I spent close to a week there, ya. I could live there, I like resort towns, and that is what it is , big time !
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Yikes. I'm thinking of moving to the city of Chesapeake. I've heard people in that area complain that the medical care isn't that good. Anyone know?

That was NOT Chesapeake, VA that did not have the hospital. It was Lancaster Co., VA which does have a small hospital, about 60 miles N of Chesapeake.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:46 AM
 
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Watching another blizzard out the window this morning. I still don't dream of moving to a warmer climate in retirement, I do only know that I don't mind "bad" weather unless I have to drive to or from work (opted not to go in last night and get stuck there, sort of a less-acceptable response). I guess I just like New England and its downsides enough to not mind this difficult winter. It doesn't affect my mood the way too much humidity does, it's just weather.

Of course it will be nice when there isn't five feet of snow filling up the yard and overtopping the fence, but it's a short season. I hope.
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Old 02-15-2015, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Watching another blizzard out the window this morning. I still don't dream of moving to a warmer climate in retirement, I do only know that I don't mind "bad" weather unless I have to drive to or from work (opted not to go in last night and get stuck there, sort of a less-acceptable response). I guess I just like New England and its downsides enough to not mind this difficult winter. It doesn't affect my mood the way too much humidity does, it's just weather.

Of course it will be nice when there isn't five feet of snow filling up the yard and overtopping the fence, but it's a short season. I hope.

All of that depends on whether or not you have to clear the snow and your age. Honestly I was pretty adamant about staying until a few years ago when I started thinking ahead. I know I do not want to be shoveling 6 feet of snow every winter or even every other one. I even have two snow throwers but the older you get the harder on the body this gets.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:45 AM
 
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I'm almost 62 and I do my own shoveling (although used to have a neighbor who came over for a nice check). I expect I will hire someone or a service of some kind when it becomes onerous. I already hire out for lawn service and handyman work because I just don't like it. My plan has always been to have enough money to hire help for whatever I might need, or enough to move to a CCRC when the time comes.

I'd hire a cook if I could afford it!
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'm almost 62 and I do my own shoveling (although used to have a neighbor who came over for a nice check). I expect I will hire someone or a service of some kind when it becomes onerous. I already hire out for lawn service and handyman work because I just don't like it. My plan has always been to have enough money to hire help for whatever I might need, or enough to move to a CCRC when the time comes.

I'd hire a cook if I could afford it!
Yes! One of the great advantages of living modestly and having a comfortable financial cushion is being able to stay in one's own home by hiring work done. I am able to do some handyman work myself, and I enjoy it because it gives me a feeling of satisfaction. For example, I can do simple plumbing work such as changing washers in leaky faucets and removing the stopper thingy in the bathroom sink to clean everything out when the drain starts to run slow, but I cannot do "serious" plumbing work. Recently I removed the 34-year-old exhaust fan in one of my bathrooms and lubricated it so that it stopped squealing.

We are fortunate if we know a handyman who is competent, honest, and willing to do small jobs at an hourly rate. Our townhouse complex HOA has just such a man, and I have watched him work. He is a master carpenter, but also has amazing competence in doing plumbing, electrical, drywall, and other such things. He is available to work for individual homeowners on the inside of their units as well.

I suppose I have a bit of an advantage in knowing enough to watch someone work and judge their competence, even when the work goes beyond something I would want to tackle myself.

I am getting over feeling mentally retarded when I decide I am better off hiring work done. About a year ago I paid a plumbing firm to change out my garbage disposal with a new unit. It was embarrassing to have the men there knowing I decided I couldn't do that job, but I would have been struggling to figure things out and it would have taken me five times as long. I have the money, so why not take the easy way out? Well, OK, yes, I am mentally retarded; it's just something I need to learn to accept with good grace.
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