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Old 02-04-2011, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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Originally Posted by Ecuanaso View Post
I live in PA and I thought this past summer was brutal!
I'm saying you couldn't even walk around the house without a drop of sweat coming down your neck...
Imagine having that all year around ? atleast for the most part

I know the cold weather sucks but man some people complain about it too much. Its only from october until Early March..
Where I am 5 out of 12 months the average high is in the 70's, 8 out of 12 months the average high is 70's or 80's and 4 out of 12 months the average high is 90-92 yet a bunch of people with no clue about the weather here will make broad statements such as yours.
Don't fall in with the Florida is one type of weather all the time bunch for they know not of what they speak.

 
Old 02-04-2011, 06:03 AM
 
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Where I am 5 out of 12 months the average high is in the 70's, 8 out of 12 months the average high is 70's or 80's and 4 out of 12 months the average high is 90-92 yet a bunch of people with no clue about the weather here will make broad statements such as yours.
Don't fall in with the Florida is one type of weather all the time bunch for they know not of what they speak.
I am a Florida native and this is 100% correct^^^. People love to generalize and basically just make stuff up. I only run my AC 6 mo. out of the year, and in winter rarely, if ever, turn on any kind of heat.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:05 AM
 
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Where do you get good Bohemian, Polish and Lithuanian food down here? I found good Cuban and good fish but I'm jonesin' for some good pierogis and kugelis. Not to mention a decent pizza; you know, thin crispy crust and cut in squares.
I could go for some kugelis ir cepelinai right about now. If you find any place, let me know
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Spring Hill Florida
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I hear ya Mike. I wouldnt live in a city again. After seeing Orlando explode into a major city we decided on the semi rural life instead.


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I don't live in a major city, I am an hour outside of downtown Tampa, 45-50 minutes from the airport and I think it is great. There is plenty to do and plenty of space to do it.
Your own preferences do not define what other likes, many millions that live in suburban and rural areas are quite happy.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Where I am 5 out of 12 months the average high is in the 70's, 8 out of 12 months the average high is 70's or 80's and 4 out of 12 months the average high is 90-92 yet a bunch of people with no clue about the weather here will make broad statements such as yours.
Don't fall in with the Florida is one type of weather all the time bunch for they know not of what they speak.
17 months in a year??

I couldn't agree with you more. Yes, it gets hot here in the summer and I think winter is a lot cooler than most people expect (it is for me, still better than anywhere else though).

Some people look at weather differently. If the high for a day is 95 that doesn't mean it's 95 all day. In fact, on a 95 day it is quite pleasant for most until about 10-11am and after 7pm. If there is a decent breeze it's even better.

Many people complain there are not seasons here... they are wrong. There are seasons, they are more subtle but there is a huge difference between summer, fall and winter. Heck, I'm begging for spring because I want the sun and mid 80's to arrive already.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:33 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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I am a Florida native and this is 100% correct^^^. People love to generalize and basically just make stuff up. I only run my AC 6 mo. out of the year, and in winter rarely, if ever, turn on any kind of heat.
Couldn't agree more. I will admit that there are probably about 2 or 3 weeks in the dead center of summer that are so hot it does kind of take your breath away when you get out in it, but that is only for a couple of weeks. There are a couple more months that it is hot, but not to the point that you avoid going outside. I run my AC about 6 months also. The rest of the year we have our windows open and can enjoy the fresh air. I have lived in my house for almost 7 years now and have only turned on my heater once. We turned it on last winter when it was getting cold just to make sure it worked. After about 5 minutes we turned it right back off.

In the middle of summer, I do sometimes wish it would cool off a bit more at night just to get a small break. But then I remind myself that it isn't like that for too long and we go back to cooling off at night.

I think that a lot of people exaggerate because when you are living in it, it does feel like a lot longer than it actually is. Kind of like how winter can feel a lot longer than it really is up north. When you actually think about it, it isn't nearly as long as it seems. Other than those 2 weeks in the dead of summer, I can go for a bike ride any day and I really enjoy that.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:46 AM
 
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There are others who a few of us know personally who failed miserable in Florida. They made poor decisions personally, financially etc and then for some reason always blame Florida for their failures. Many post here long after they are gone from Florida.
And there are those, like myself and my husband, who came to FL and made excellent choices, we bought in 2004 and sold in 2011 and still made money on our home, we lived a mortgage-free life, we played golf, we biked, we hiked, but Florida wasn't for us. What drove us away from Florida was an ache for all things familiar, grandkids, family, friends, and food. The icing on the cake was the politics and neighbors spouting off about their cockamamie views without even testing the waters, just assuming we thought as narrowly as they did. Disagreeing with posters isn't bashing, it's self-expression. I find that new Floridians will go to any length to defend their 'sacrifice' to follow the sun.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: You know... That place
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Disagreeing with posters isn't bashing, it's self-expression. I find that new Floridians will go to any length to defend their 'sacrifice' to follow the sun.
I agree with you on this. However, I have started visiting other state sites recently and have noticed that it is the same in almost every state. I think it is a natural instinct to defend your decisions, and where you live is a very big decision.

I have seen many posts that were hard to ignore. I wanted to jump in and defend my state against broad generalizations and information that was just wrong, but at the same time I stay out of it quite often to make sure I don't just sound defensive. Some times I will leave and come back later to make sure I word things on here so that I can get my point across without sounding defensive. It is very hard to get tone across in the written word. All it takes here is one person to read the tone wrong and it can start a huge debate that will last several pages. I try to take that in to consideration when I am responding to a thread.
 
Old 02-04-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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I'd rather be in the snow than be here in FL. 3.5 more long years...
 
Old 02-04-2011, 03:13 PM
 
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Things arent all what they seem. Research heavily, know its where you wanna stay for good or dont take up space here. My best advice. The state is flooded with enough people who are indecisive or they move out after a short time.
Thanks for the advice, but I'm a former Florida resident, spent the first 27 or so years of my life there, so I know what I'm getting into though it will be new for my better half. I give no lifetime warranties, we may move elsewhere someday, but the next chapter of our lives will unfold in the Tampa Bay area. We arrive 2/27!
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