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Old 10-29-2016, 09:44 AM
 
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Really? I have not experienced that.

If you google the historical records, I bet that every state has one event of frost in August in the past 200 years.

That does not mean it is likely during your lifetime.

I visited my cousin years ago, on a lake outside Waterville in late August and I recall most mornings were very frosty.
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:51 AM
 
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I visited my cousin years ago, on a lake outside Waterville in late August and I recall most mornings were very frosty.
That does it - I'm checking into Maine!
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Old 10-29-2016, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Central CT, sometimes NH.
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That does it - I'm checking into Maine!
I spend quite a bit of time in central NH. It's not uncommon to have nights in the upper 40s. There's nothing like hanging out by the fire pit on a star-filled night in August with a nice fire and a sweat shirt. There are rarely more than a week's worth of days the entire summer where you can't sleep comfortably under the blankets and enjoy the crisp cool air with open windows.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Submariner, how far north are you? I'm not looking for you to name your home town, but relative to, say, the southwestern border with NH, how far north (or maybe northeast)? I am just wondering where one could get a house for $20,000 or rent one for $450/month. To my NJ ears, that sounds like another world! LOL
We live in the Southern half of Maine, about 20 miles North of Bangor, in an unorganized township.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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That does it - I'm checking into Maine!
Just remember that it does get snow there. It gets a lot of snow. Life is at a slow pace there. Don't expect a lot of services outside of these cities. Portland, Lewiston/Auburn. Augusta, Bangor. Most of the other population centers are sparsely populated.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:57 AM
 
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That does it - I'm checking into Maine!

You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.

Oh wait, that's California.
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Old 10-29-2016, 10:58 AM
 
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Just remember that it does get snow there. It gets a lot of snow. Life is at a slow pace there. Don't expect a lot of services outside of these cities. Portland, Lewiston/Auburn. Augusta, Bangor. Most of the other population centers are sparsely populated.

Nor'easters are evil.
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... College has been oversold and college and post-secondary educational opportunities are numerous. Being convinced that your child needs to go to a $50,000+ a year college to get a good job is a dangerous myth and one which has led many to positions where they feel they can never afford to retire.
We live near UM-Orono. We have been looking at tri-plex and four-plex apartment buildings ever since we got here for student housing. We know a number of landlords in this area, who cater to the university crowd. It is interesting seeing so many students attending for Liberal Arts majors, and then staying on for advanced degrees once they realize there are no jobs for them. I know a few grad students who are working for the university as assistants, every one of them 'failed-to-launch', and are trying to stay in college as long as they can, in the hope that the world changes in some manner. Even if you get a Phd in Women's Studies with a minor in interpretive dance what job are you going to get? Flipping burgers.

UM-Orono has a great Sustainable Ag program, I deal with some of those students, as an organic farmer myself selling in local Farmer's Markets. I like this program, and the students have a lot of energy. We have a bunch of local programs that help beginning farmers to get onto farm land and get started farming. As the number of farms nationwide shrink each year, Maine has a growing number of farms each year. Farming is growing in Maine

A small-scale farmer can support him/herself with only 5 to 8 acres, however while you will never starve doing farming, you will also never earn greater than a Minimum-Wage level of income. The only saving grace is that this culture is very accepting of small-scale farmers and the COL is low enough that you do not need to earn very much to support a family.

The smartest thing I have seen is for families that have 2 or more children, they will buy a $30k house for the eldest child to live in while attending college. Then each child lives in the same house in succession. After the youngest child has graduated they sell the house for $30k. This strategy greatly reduces the final cost of sending your children to college.

We are under-contract to buy an 8-unit complex to close on 4 November, I gotta do something with my $1,480/month pension right
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:44 AM
 
Location: equator
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Sure like the occasional kidnapping and beheadings by the local drug cartel. No thank you.

So THAT'S why Ecuador has been rated the #1 retirement spot for years!
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Old 10-29-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I visited my cousin years ago, on a lake outside Waterville in late August and I recall most mornings were very frosty.
Really ?


The ...........all time record low ..........temp in August for Waterville Maine happened 30 years ago ( August 26, 1986 ) and that wasn't even below freezing....33
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