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Old 10-09-2009, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I agree. My wife's asthma is easily triggered by cold weather. And, any temp lower than about 20F I find I cannot tolerate at all...can't work outside for more than about 15 minutes at a time. The idea that one "gets used to it" regarding cold weather, is a bunch of hooey. If anything, my tolerance for cold weather is much less than when I was younger...


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Same here, Bud. When I was a kid, I used to play in the snow for hours, and never noticed the cold. Now? I don't even want to walk outside to the car.

And in the winter, any cold I get turns to bronchitis in short order -- which means a round of antibiotics which does horrible things to my stomach. Summer colds stay colds.
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Old 10-10-2009, 09:28 AM
 
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They can stay in the north and leave more room in Florida for us.
We retired north, love the 4 seasons, and even the snow. The heat and humidity of the south smother me. We go to Hawaii for a month or so in the winter but it doesn't have the oppressive humidity of the mainland south. Yes, be my guest to Florida, it's all yours.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:28 AM
 
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----Why do people retire to the south------

#1-----weather ( milder winters)
#2-----lower cost of living

( and I'll bet if it wasn't for family, even more people would be doing so )
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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We retired north, love the 4 seasons, and even the snow. The heat and humidity of the south smother me. We go to Hawaii for a month or so in the winter but it doesn't have the oppressive humidity of the mainland south. Yes, be my guest to Florida, it's all yours.
Thank you -- we'll be very happy to have it. So will my arthritis and my husband's degenerative disk disease, both of which are unbearable in the winter and much more manageable in heat and humidity.

And the four seasons are highly overrated.
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Old 10-10-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Because I was stupid. North Carolina Bible Belt is pretty myopic and backward thinking. Probably will move when the market gets better.

What part of North Carolina? I lived in Fayetteville for 2 1/2 years. I loved it. It wasn't Bible Belt there, that's for sure. There were so many bars and restuarants there (more than in Prescott, Az.), that's for sure!
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:43 AM
 
Location: Barstow , TX
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I know a lot of people have sent replies to this thread , but I'd thought I will put my 2 cents worth in

I am only 29 years old and have lived in a big city for most of my life (I was actually born in London, UK )

But I love the south and I will retire down here , I love the laid back attitude and all the space that you can enjoy

I do not miss traffic , Emergency vehicle sirens , Gangs hanging around when I am out in the "country"

Ok it might not be everyones taste but to me this is " Home" and where I want my Kids to grow up ,

Rant Over
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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westtexas28, I'm glad you found "Home" for you. That's the most important thing.
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Thank you -- we'll be very happy to have it. So will my arthritis and my husband's degenerative disk disease, both of which are unbearable in the winter and much more manageable in heat and humidity.

And the four seasons are highly overrated.
Sorry about your medical conditions, I can understand why you would prefer the south. For us, the four seasons are a welcoming change every few months, each has its unique beauty. They may be overrated for you, but there are many of us that enjoy them.
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Sorry about your medical conditions, I can understand why you would prefer the south. For us, the four seasons are a welcoming change every few months, each has its unique beauty. They may be overrated for you, but there are many of us that enjoy them.
I understand that. But to me, the four seasons mean pain and discomfort, bare trees, grey skies, mud, ice, snow. None of that is in any way enjoyable. I want green growing things and sun all year long. I want to wake up with a smile instead of a shiver.
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Old 10-17-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I understand that. But to me, the four seasons mean pain and discomfort, bare trees, grey skies, mud, ice, snow. None of that is in any way enjoyable. I want green growing things and sun all year long. I want to wake up with a smile instead of a shiver.
I soooooo agree with you. I'm anxious to leave this climate and enjoy daily sunshine and warmth.
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