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Old 11-16-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Yes they do.....just some won't admit it
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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Yes they do.....just some won't admit it
Uh yeah, I hate it....as do 90% of my friends.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Uh yeah, I hate it....as do 90% of my friends.
That's because you're 17.

Actually, my musical tastes may be closer to yours than people my own age.
Although I must admit that over the last couple of years, I've developed a taste for Johnny Cash. I've also seen Charlie Daniels when I lived in MA... He's pretty good.

My tastes range from The Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Stones, Aerosmith, Nirvana, STP, AIC, CCR, Marley, Sabbath, Ozzy, Green Day... Well, you get the point.

Thanks for the post,

M.

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Old 11-17-2007, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Hi Schousse,

Thanks for the reply.

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Mike, I moved from Cape Cod to Oklahoma (about 40 miles west of Tulsa) almost 4 years ago. Owned land in Maine as well, just sold t a few months back, with the plan of building and retiring there.

Despite the fact my kids and grandkids live in MA I will never move back there. I love everything about OK (ok, except perhaps the summer heat but that is only a short time).
Sounds like you're adapting to the heat and humidity...
How long does it take to get used to the bugs?
I'm in the White Mountains, and we're not going to see another bug until May.

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People are great, cost of living is low, quality of live is high, economy is doing good.
Come on down!!
Sounds like a glowing recommendation... And from a Yankee even.
Any other advice? Any areas you recommend?

Thanks,

M.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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I don't think you ever get used to the ticks, brown recluse or mosquitoes. But at least here you have other kinds of fabulous bugs that I haven't seen in years, moving here was good for me in that respect too. I love insects like lady bugs, praying mantis, lightening bugs, especially those, walking sticks, and even locusts are interesting and they sing for you all day long. Plus we have grasshoppers. By living in San Diego for many years I have come to believe that they killed everything, even butterflies, which is something else we have that I like.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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[quote=jessaka;2022148]I don't think you ever get used to the ticks, brown recluse

I know I wouldn't!

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or mosquitoes.
Don't like 'em, but they're our state bird here, so we're used to them.

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I love insects like lady bugs, praying mantis, lightening bugs, especially those, walking sticks, and even locusts are interesting and they sing for you all day long. Plus we have grasshoppers. By living in San Diego for many years I have come to believe that they killed everything, even butterflies, which is something else we have that I like.
Can't say I love insects, but "lady bugs, praying mantis, lightening bugs, especially those, walking sticks" are pretty cool with me. Have no experience with locusts, so I have no opinion there.

My rule on insects is this:

OUTDOORS - If they don't bother me, I don't bother them.

INDOORS - With the exception of ladybugs and bees, everything else dies!
(Although I've caught and released a couple of Grey Marbled spiders because they'd make a HUGE mess if I squashed them.

My daughter has a picture of a small one on her photobucket pages:



They get a LOT bigger as a rule. This one was taken in the late spring, by fall they get jumbo size. They tend to stay on their webs and aren't very interested in humans except by accident.

M.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere! :)
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Hi Folks,

As I promised earlier here are some local photos:

This is what the Native Americans called "The Old Man of the Mountain" in Franconia Notch, about 20 minutes from home. It crashed to the ground 2 years ago after centuries of being there. It's still our state symbol:



This is what it looked like the day it fell. We went there about 2 hours after it happened:




This is on the way to work most mornings, about 6 minutes from homeThere's usually less traffic during the week. :



These are all I have on the machine, I have other good ones from the front yard and cooler places that I'll post later if anyone's interested.

M.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:59 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Please do computerguy. That is some beautiful countryside.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:47 AM
 
Location: OK
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Hi Schousse,

Thanks for the reply.



Sounds like you're adapting to the heat and humidity...
How long does it take to get used to the bugs?
I'm in the White Mountains, and we're not going to see another bug until May.



Sounds like a glowing recommendation... And from a Yankee even.
Any other advice? Any areas you recommend?

Thanks,

M.
Mike, Quite frankly the humidity on Cape Cod is a lot worse than it is here. At least here in the country we don't get too many humid days. And as far as bugs go .... ticks, spiders etc live up north as well. Free range some chickens and guinnea hens and they will keep the bugs down.

Actually, I am an imported yankee ..... I am not even an American Citizen. But I feel much more at home here than I ever did in New England.

I have been all over the state of OK and have seen may off-the-beaten-path areas (I am a real estate appraiser). The combination of access to commerce and green lushness as well as weather and real estate prices, I prefer the Tulsa area. I live about 40 miles west of Tulsa with easy access to the turnpike to Tulsa and OKC and I find that perfect.

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Uh yeah, I hate it....as do 90% of my friends.
You're just in denial........
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