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Old 04-30-2015, 03:22 PM
 
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I'd love to retire up there if it weren't for the lack of healthcare. I don't want to travel hundreds of miles to find a good specialist if I should need one. I'll just have to settle for vacations, I suppose.
I feel the same about Brookings, OR.
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Old 05-13-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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Been reading the posts here and I'm interested, too, to get out of the heat near Chico! Anyone have a list of Section 8 apartments? Maybe senior ones in CC?
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Here you go:

Housing Authority
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:37 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh....don't tell them, they'll all want to move here
LOL, I know, Candy! What have I done?!!!

We need to start a new thread about how we changed our minds and we really hated it here :-)

The weather is fairly severe here on a regular basis. It's been crazy windy lately. Calm in the early morning, then the wind picks up and blows so hard it about knocks you down. Way too windy to walk the dog, even. I was giving blood at the bloodmobile that parks at the Safeway (CC is too small for it's own blood bank), and we were talking about how crazy the wind was and one of the guys giving blood says, "Yep, spring sucks in CC."

It was so windy, they couldn't set up the carnival for the Spring Fair at the county fair grounds the first night.

And I was talking about the weather with my eye doctor, and he said that when it's sunny here, it's usually windy. So, apparently it's the wind that blows away the clouds. So far, clear sunny days with no wind or minimal wind - are fairly rare. There were actually more calm sunny days in winter than there are in spring here so far.

But, on days that are too windy to go to the ocean, I drive to the woods to walk my dog. Then, I just have to duck the giant limbs that fall down from above LOL!

This weather is definitely not for everyone. But, I am happiest when I am comfortable outside in a sweatshirt. So, days in the 60's suit me fine.

I'm not surprised that there are mold issues, though. My car trunk leaks, and with the rain and wind storms we've had, the inside of the trunk got wet and it's not drying out completely because of the humidity here. It's the complete opposite of Redding, where the air sucks the moisture out of everything.

It's funny you mentioned your pellet stove, Candy. I've haven't turned on my heater for months, and my apartment stays around 68 - 75 degrees. I open my window when it gets too warm in here. Maybe it's because this is a really tiny apartment, but I'd be too hot with a wood stove going. I love wood heat, though. I guess we don't have spare the air days here, like in the SF Bay Area? All the wind probably blows the smoke away LOL.

Oh, and another thing that might keep people from moving here - it's common to have someone serve you here who has no front teeth. Not kidding. There's a Home Depot worker who helped me the other day - very helpful, very knowledgeable - with no front teeth. There's also a woman who works at Walgreens with no front teeth. She appears to be an assistant manager type job, too. Very friendly, very helpful, very professional - and no front teeth. I was also served by someone at the Jack in the Box drivethrough with no front teeth. Again, she was professional, friendly, well-mannered. And she had no front teeth.

So, this ain't Beverly Hills, LOL. But, it's still working for me :-)
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Oh, and another thing that might keep people from moving here - it's common to have someone serve you here who has no front teeth. Not kidding. There's a Home Depot worker who helped me the other day - very helpful, very knowledgeable - with no front teeth. There's also a woman who works at Walgreens with no front teeth. She appears to be an assistant manager type job, too. Very friendly, very helpful, very professional - and no front teeth. I was also served by someone at the Jack in the Box drivethrough with no front teeth. Again, she was professional, friendly, well-mannered. And she had no front teeth.
Hmm! Are you sure you're not living in a Twilight Zone episode that transplanted you to these here Ozarks?
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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It wouldn't work for me because of no Medi-Cal dentists at all. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2015, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Loleta, CA
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Snow, what types of wind speeds are you looking at up there? We get wind here too but the strongest it's been this spring is only like 25-30 mph gusts. Some sustained winds back in April were around 20 mph which is annoying but not too bad.

I do remember last spring hiking to Punta Gorda Lighthouse along the Lost Coast and we faced sustained winds of 40+ mph, and that did suck lol.

Even so, the spring winds here are nothing compared to the spring winds of the desert in SoCal where I grew up. Sustained winds of 40-50 mph are not uncommon there and sometimes during bad windstorms it's not uncommon to see wind speeds of 80+ mph. Not to mention all the dust and sand flying around.

Yeah, I don't miss it.
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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Snow, what types of wind speeds are you looking at up there? We get wind here too but the strongest it's been this spring is only like 25-30 mph gusts. Some sustained winds back in April were around 20 mph which is annoying but not too bad.

I do remember last spring hiking to Punta Gorda Lighthouse along the Lost Coast and we faced sustained winds of 40+ mph, and that did suck lol.

Even so, the spring winds here are nothing compared to the spring winds of the desert in SoCal where I grew up. Sustained winds of 40-50 mph are not uncommon there and sometimes during bad windstorms it's not uncommon to see wind speeds of 80+ mph. Not to mention all the dust and sand flying around.

Yeah, I don't miss it.
I used to do a lot of fishing around the Santa Nella & CA Delta area (California Aqueduct, Delta/Mendota canal, San Luis Reservoir, San Joaquin River). In the summer when the winds were 40-60 mph, it felt pretty good when the air temps were 100+. I wasn't very thrilled with the wind in the winter, though...
Brrrrrrrr.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Hmm! Are you sure you're not living in a Twilight Zone episode that transplanted you to these here Ozarks?
LOL, I know! Well, it's true a lot of Okies moved to CA during the Dust Bowl...

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Snow, what types of wind speeds are you looking at up there? We get wind here too but the strongest it's been this spring is only like 25-30 mph gusts. Some sustained winds back in April were around 20 mph which is annoying but not too bad.

I do remember last spring hiking to Punta Gorda Lighthouse along the Lost Coast and we faced sustained winds of 40+ mph, and that did suck lol.

Even so, the spring winds here are nothing compared to the spring winds of the desert in SoCal where I grew up. Sustained winds of 40-50 mph are not uncommon there and sometimes during bad windstorms it's not uncommon to see wind speeds of 80+ mph. Not to mention all the dust and sand flying around.

Yeah, I don't miss it.
Oh, man, we had a spell there with wind gusts around 60mph! The recent ones have been more like 30 - 40mph. And they pick up late at night, and then it's calm in the morning.

Funny, I remember friends in eastern WA also complaining about the winds there. It's actually sunny on the east side of WA, but windy. I like some wind, I think it's kind of sensuous. Makes me think of riding a feisty horse in the fall...back in WA before I got too old to chance a broken bone...LOL. But, I loved windy fall days. But, not windy enough to knock you over!

Today, it was somewhat windy - not severe. But, I didn't want to deal with sand blowing in my face, so we went to the woods. The tourists are arriving though! They even found my secret little grove where I was sitting with my dog (yes, against the rules for dogs on the trails LOL). Bummer.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Hey, I have a new one I just learned about today.

In Del Norte County, you are not required to have your car smogged!

Not kidding.

I had no idea, but there are some counties, and some sections of some counties, where you do not have to get your car smogged.

The down side to this, is that I was hoping my car would fail smog next year, so I could let the state pay me to retire it. I'm guessing that is off the table now LOL.

The following is from here: Smog Information

Which counties require a smog inspection for the registration renewal?

Counties that Require a Smog Inspection for Vehicle Registration Renewal:

Alameda Butte Colusa Contra Costa Fresno Glenn Kern Kings Los Angeles Madera Marin Merced Monterey Napa Nevada Orange Sacramento San Benito San Francisco San Joaquin San Luis Obispo San Mateo Santa Barbara Santa Clara Santa Cruz Shasta Solano Stanislaus Sutter Tehama Tulare Ventura Yolo Yuba

There are six counties that require smog certifications within certain Zip Codes only. These counties are:

El Dorado, Placer, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Sonoma.

Follow this link to determine which Zip Codes are included.

So, I guess, basically, the state lets those of us on the north coast (including Humboldt County) let the wind blow our smog into the Central Valley, where the people in Redding need to monitor their smog, so it doesn't add to our smog.

LMAO!
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