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Old 01-19-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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By February I had been suffering from seasonal depression for about 5 months, and it didn't let up until April. February was always bleak. And the weather seemed to just get WORSE
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:54 AM
 
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Well, then Elle you have certainly the made the geographical move that you needed to & which suits you well.
The short winter days are hard to take over here in the south to a surprising degree too even though here in the Atlanta area we have a relatively late sunset time because we are only 70 miles from the western border of our time zone. As a result, our earliest sunset time in late December is around 5:26 pm. Just across the state line/time zone line, Anniston, Al. has an earliest sunset time of near 4:30. Yikes!
So far, we have gained around 25 minutes to our late afternoon sunshine quota as the days lengthen & the sunset falls later. And that's a good thing!
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:40 AM
 
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Well, then Elle you have certainly the made the geographical move that you needed to & which suits you well.
The short winter days are hard to take over here in the south to a surprising degree too even though here in the Atlanta area we have a relatively late sunset time because we are only 70 miles from the western border of our time zone. As a result, our earliest sunset time in late December is around 5:26 pm. Just across the state line/time zone line, Anniston, Al. has an earliest sunset time of near 4:30. Yikes!
So far, we have gained around 25 minutes to our late afternoon sunshine quota as the days lengthen & the sunset falls later. And that's a good thing!

For me it wasn't really even lack of daylight, it was just pure misery and hatred of cold, snow, and all the mess that comes with it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: around the way
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You ought to be proud to live in the heart of America. It is the main thing that you should consider. This state is far from Mexico hence you would not be concerned about traffickers.
I assume you mean drug trafficking? Iowa has the second lowest per-capita drug use rate the country, but that has nothing to do with proximity to Mexico. You know what state has the highest rate? Alaska.

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There is plenty of corn hence you would not be hungry.
Just because the corn is there doesn't mean you have access to it. Plus a diet based entirely on corn is not real healthy.

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There is the center of USA hence if our country is attacked you are not concerned surrounded by other states from all the four sides. There is the same distance (nearly) to Canada and Mexico hence you could choose the country, which you wish to visit without considering the factor of distance you have to ride.
Cancun, Medicine Hat, same diff.

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There is a mysterious place where lived great Indians who named themselves Bah-Kho-Je. You might take a sip from their well of wisdom.
The Ioway (or Baxoje if you prefer) haven't lived in Iowa in 150+ years. If you're thirsty for their wisdom, you'll find them in Kansas and Oklahoma.

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This place is the former colony of France hence there are many Frenchmen and you know that Frenchmen are very sophisticated people who inherited their knowledge from ancient Rome hence you might inherit the knowledge of ancient Rome living in Iowa.
Again, you're talking about stuff from before the Civil War. The French cultural influence is dwarfed by that of Scandinavians, Irish, Scots, and especially German. You can see this today in the way we throw a few bratwurst on the grill in the summer and pass on the escargot.

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There are many Christians and everybody knows that they help each other.
I'll grant that Iowa Christian is generally much different than, say, Mississippi Christian and probably more likely to lend a helping hand to a stranger in need regardless of color or beliefs, but you're still painting with a pretty broad brush here.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:44 PM
 
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And Iowa corn, at least the vast majority of it, is field corn. If you think it would be fun to stop on the Interstate and grab a few ears for eating, don't. You'll not be happy with your meal.
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:50 PM
 
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Upper 40s today and 50s tomorrow (MLK Day).

Yes, I know cold weather will return. I'm making good use of the thaw.

Atler8, I was a master gardener in OH with the state extension. Funds had already just about dried up when I left, so I know about the money problems. I've been printing out resources from online, but the best method is actually trying things, like hoop houses. I think I have a design that will withstand the wind.

YourChance, there's more than corn here! I don't worry about starving.

Added: I love February! The house plants are awake and my mail box is awash with garden porn (aka seed catalogs).
Not having read all the posts I will mention that the Master Gardener program is alive and well in Iowa.
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:17 PM
 
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Does it dawn on anyone else that this women moved here like 5 years ago?... Seems like a sort of useless thread now... I don't know.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Does it dawn on anyone else that this women moved here like 5 years ago?... Seems like a sort of useless thread now... I don't know.
Yeah, but I'm too lazy to start a new thread. When the 2015 Ragbrai cities are announced tonight at 8:30 pm, maybe we can talk about them, instead.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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Can you see further? If disasters take a place, you will not suffer from hungry as well as farther from this crop states. You need not to overpay for delivery of food. If you are a householder, you should to provide this kind of things. Take care!
I'm sorry, I can't understand enough of this post to make a complete response.

We are in America. Disasters don't stop us from getting food. In third world countries a disaster can cause people to go hungry. Our infrastructure ensures that those that can afford food at normal prices will continue to get food. The problem is poverty. People in poverty can't get food regardless.

What is it with people expecting disaster. Is a zombie apocalypse coming? Shy of a complete national melt down, people living near major cities will have no problem getting food. When I live in Iowa, services were more expensive because everything was over priced around Iowa City. It's not that way in Des Moines, but I wasn't living in Des Moines.

The cost of food isn't an issue in areas where jobs don't depend on your last name. I got away from the nepotism and my income has grown by leaps and bounds as I'm paid for my performance instead of being treated like an outsider.
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Old 01-26-2015, 04:21 PM
 
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I'm sorry, I can't understand enough of this post to make a complete response.

We are in America. Disasters don't stop us from getting food. In third world countries a disaster can cause people to go hungry. Our infrastructure ensures that those that can afford food at normal prices will continue to get food. The problem is poverty. People in poverty can't get food regardless.

What is it with people expecting disaster. Is a zombie apocalypse coming? Shy of a complete national melt down, people living near major cities will have no problem getting food. When I live in Iowa, services were more expensive because everything was over priced around Iowa City. It's not that way in Des Moines, but I wasn't living in Des Moines.

The cost of food isn't an issue in areas where jobs don't depend on your last name. I got away from the nepotism and my income has grown by leaps and bounds as I'm paid for my performance instead of being treated like an outsider.
Been there. Done that. Got out.
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