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Old 01-19-2007, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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As far as my work situation I already know that I'm going to lose a huge amount of money per hour but I'm not real worried about it. My wife will make the same and maybe even a little more then what she makes now. My current hourly wage is 43.89 an hour but you have to remember, I have to pay 3 bucks a gallon for diesel and 300,000 for a fixer up house with one acre if I'm lucky.
Oh, boy. Your wife may make a little more? That is really surprising.

And yes, you will take a MASSIVE hit in your salary.

I would definitely get a job before I move.

I recently got somebody a job where I work. He was use to getting $27 an hour and is now making $10 an hour. The company did not want to hire him, but only did it because of my reference. Because of his past salary, they felt that he would not stay, and did not want to hire him.

The cost of living is much better, but I would crunch the numbers before I moved.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:03 PM
 
Location: White Pine, TN
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On cheaper land or 30 plus acres White Pine and Morristown would be left out. Maybe Newport or somewhere in Bybee. Land is a little cheaper there and you'd still be within 45-55 minutes to east K'town. Don't be too impressed with faster driving, we have lower taxes here but make up for it with speeding tickets. I laughed the other day when a guy from Ohio said that the speed limit was a suggestion where he was from and down here they mean it. That holds true especially when they see your plates. Straw Plains sometimes has some decent deals or the Deep Springs area and are even closer to K'town.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Last Thanksgiving we needed to be in Crossville for a very rare family reunion and back in Bristol that night. I had heard that unless you posed a major threat to other drivers that the cops turned a blind eye to speeders on Thanksgiving so I put it to the test. I made it to Crossvile in 2 1/2 hours, traffic was unusually light and I did not slow down passing any of the many cops along I-81 or I-40, I did the same comming back and nothing thats 400 miles in 5 hours. The point i'm trying to make is that how many areas have you lived in where a holiday is treated any differant than any other day except in the eyes of a child.
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Old 06-15-2007, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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This state treats all holidays with reverence. Christmas is great.

No transplant better come to my daughter's school and try to change how they celebrate Christmas or Easter. Or else.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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This state treats all holidays with reverence. Christmas is great.

No transplant better come to my daughter's school and try to change how they celebrate Christmas or Easter. Or else.
There better be room for some Hanukkah and Passover celebrations because we are on the way!!!
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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There better be room for some Hanukkah and Passover celebrations because we are on the way!!!
I once saw someone look on a calendar and go, "Hey, it's cha-nuk-ka!"

We were rolling on the floor.

I'm not sure where you're moving to, but there's a nice Jewish Community Center out near Bellevue in Nashville.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:12 PM
 
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There better be room for some Hanukkah and Passover celebrations because we are on the way!!!
As long as you don't try to tell your children's teachers that they must replace their Christmas and Easter parties with Hanukkah and Passover celebrations, I'm sure they'd love to include your wonderful traditions and learn from them.
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Not where I want to be
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As long as you don't try to tell your children's teachers that they must replace their Christmas and Easter parties with Hanukkah and Passover celebrations, I'm sure they'd love to include your wonderful traditions and learn from them.
I homeschool my daughter so no worries there. Hanukkah and Passover celebrations are actually biblical celebrations observed by those in the New Testament, not just Jewish people. I don't mind educating people in the Hebrew roots of biblical Christianity.
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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HengyMama:

A Jewish lady came to my daughter's school last December and explained the tradition of the dreidle. My daughter repeated the whole story back to me. So, yes, that is most welcome, too!
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Old 06-17-2007, 06:41 AM
 
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All celebrations, observances, etc. are welcomed in east Tennessee but arguably none are more anticipated than the opening day of deer season.

Lest you think that it is anticipated only by the menfolk, the womenfolk secretly mark this as the unofficial start to the winter holidays shopping sprees!
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