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Old 09-09-2011, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Is the OP, Normie, still in Georgia??
(He started this thread in 2008)

If still there, give us an update.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:08 PM
 
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I recently came to the same conclusion as Normie...that I will need some time in between retirement date and moving date...time to adjust to not working, and getting a better idea of just how much money I will really have to live on. And then a good amount of time to plan the move, wherever it might be. I think moving in the spring or fall is the best time (no extreme weather to deal with and no major holidays).
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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I recently came to the same conclusion as Normie...that I will need some time in between retirement date and moving date...time to adjust to not working, and getting a better idea of just how much money I will really have to live on. And then a good amount of time to plan the move, wherever it might be. I think moving in the spring or fall is the best time (no extreme weather to deal with and no major holidays).
We waited about a year retired in place then moved 2,000 miles in September. That was two years ago and we have no regrets on any score. It was relatively painless.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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We waited about a year retired in place then moved 2,000 miles in September. That was two years ago and we have no regrets on any score. It was relatively painless.
Our plan is to stay in place for a year or two because we figure just adjusting to retirement will be enough for awhile. We do plan to travel extensively before we relocate.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Is the OP, Normie, still in Georgia??
(He started this thread in 2008)

If still there, give us an update.
No, we finally decided to move back to Virginia. Georgia is a wonderful place but I discovered I missed my friends, family, and familiar places much more than I thought I would. We started making trips back "to visit" and those trips became longer and longer, so after awhile we faced reality and moved back.
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Old 09-10-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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No, we finally decided to move back to Virginia. Georgia is a wonderful place but I discovered I missed my friends, family, and familiar places much more than I thought I would. We started making trips back "to visit" and those trips became longer and longer, so after awhile we faced reality and moved back.
It's good that you made the move while still young. I hope you reconnected with all your friends. And you can always visit Georgia in its best time of year.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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This is an interesting thread idea. It was be very interesting to hear what the other side finds out after they move.
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Old 09-10-2011, 07:57 AM
 
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No, we finally decided to move back to Virginia. Georgia is a wonderful place but I discovered I missed my friends, family, and familiar places much more than I thought I would. We started making trips back "to visit" and those trips became longer and longer, so after awhile we faced reality and moved back.
Can I ask why you moved in the first place?
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Can I ask why you moved in the first place?
We had taken many wonderful vacations there and loved the town. It's a really special little town, and we still love it. We moved back because we missed a lot of people that we knew back in Virginia, not because we hated the town. Also, living in a vacation spot seemed a little boring after awhile; we were used to living a busier metro area. When we moved back, we had no difficulty reconnecting with our old friends, in fact it was almost like we had never left. I'm glad we rented out our house instead of selling it. I'm also glad we made the move even though it was difficult. It was good to know what it was like to move to our dream house in the mountains even though we didn't end up liking it as much as we'd hoped.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:54 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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We had taken many wonderful vacations there and loved the town. It's a really special little town, and we still love it. We moved back because we missed a lot of people that we knew back in Virginia, not because we hated the town. Also, living in a vacation spot seemed a little boring after awhile; we were used to living a busier metro area. When we moved back, we had no difficulty reconnecting with our old friends, in fact it was almost like we had never left. I'm glad we rented out our house instead of selling it. I'm also glad we made the move even though it was difficult. It was good to know what it was like to move to our dream house in the mountains even though we didn't end up liking it as much as we'd hoped.
Very wise to hang onto your home base. I have very fond memories of Northern Virginia. I lived there in the 50s when my father was stationed at Quantico and again in the 70s when I was stationed at the Pentagon. We seriously considered it for retirement but neither the cost of living nor the tax structure were really favorable for our retirement incomes.

Is Virginia still owned and operated by VEPCO?
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