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Old 01-29-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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As much as I'd love to take short weekend trips, even that's not possible Driving home is easily a 20 hour drive from Georgia if you drive straight and well plane tix would be 700 round trip for just my son and I through southwest (who i typically find cheaper than anyone else). I wont deny, it just sucks, but damnit i will make lemonade with those peaches in georgia LOL

But again, I'm not going to lie and say i'm excited. I can honestly say I would have rather gone over seas than georgia, I'm just not a southern kinda person

But, atleast I'll only be a 4 hour drive up 75 to visit my best friend in Ocala.
Argh; that sucks...

Good thing you're not in Georgia/Atlanta now...apparently they're all freaked out about a tiny snow cover! LOL
How long r I supposed to be there for? All of the 6 years? At least homes on GA are huge and pretty cheap! Maybe you can buy one and build some equity so all is not lost on rent!
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Any Beach/FL
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(quote)apparently they're all freaked out about a tiny snow cover
more like hard ICE, been in those--- very very dangerous, many injured, along with wrecked cars- not fun at all. down power lines and mostly scared kids,,, some very young- they dont always get it.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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(quote)apparently they're all freaked out about a tiny snow cover
more like hard ICE, been in those--- very very dangerous, many injured, along with wrecked cars- not fun at all. down power lines and mostly scared kids,,, some very young- they dont always get it.
LOL Yeah! I guess folks from NJ, NYC etc would be insulted by those reactions! Should I even bother to mention Alaska? Montana? Wisconsin? .........and Atlanta is all flat freakin Roads! Ridiculous!
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:48 PM
 
Location: South Tampa
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LOL Yeah! I guess folks from NJ, NYC etc would be insulted by those reactions! Should I even bother to mention Alaska? Montana? Wisconsin? .........and Atlanta is all flat freakin Roads! Ridiculous!
You have to remember that Southern cities aren't equipped with the equipment that places used to getting snow and colder weather are...they don't have anything to combat it. Also the tires one equips as well would be different. It's not like the drivers make the total difference.

Also, it can be 70 degrees in South Carolina/Georgia one day and then snowstorm the next...which is nearly exactly what happened this time around. Even with warnings, people don't expect anything to happen.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Argh; that sucks...

Good thing you're not in Georgia/Atlanta now...apparently they're all freaked out about a tiny snow cover! LOL
How long r I supposed to be there for? All of the 6 years? At least homes on GA are huge and pretty cheap! Maybe you can buy one and build some equity so all is not lost on rent!
We're there at minimum 2 years, there's no set end date.

We've debated buying since we could get a nice 2-3 bed house for ~100k and they dont have a horrible market right now.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You have to remember that Southern cities aren't equipped with the equipment that places used to getting snow and colder weather are...they don't have anything to combat it. Also the tires one equips as well would be different. It's not like the drivers make the total difference.

Also, it can be 70 degrees in South Carolina/Georgia one day and then snowstorm the next...which is nearly exactly what happened this time around. Even with warnings, people don't expect anything to happen.
driving on sheets of ice - even the most experienced driver will have trouble with that - having driven in snow country in Europe (Bavaria) for over 20 yrs and in several feet of snow during most winters, I've had some awful experiences with winter driving - I feel for the folks in Georgia who, as you say, haven't got the road clearing/salt throwing machines that the northern states have.

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Old 01-29-2014, 04:42 PM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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Agree. For those who have never lived in the northern states to have the experience, it's scary to drive in that. Jeez, even for those of us who deal with it all the time it's scary. Having 4wd or snow tires does not combat icy roads so I feel for those in the south dealing with this right now.

I heard on the radio driving home tonight that (hope I'm not misquoting) 2,000 school-aged children had to be sent back to school because the buses could not get through on the roads and it was safer. Apparently, they spent the night at the school. I hope everyone is safe when this is all said and done.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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saw video of the Atlanta roads - pure sheets of ice - no traction, cars going in circles -really feel for them ------12 fatalities on the roads from today's headlines.........crazy.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: says MA on my license but can be found wandering the beaches of RI
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That is so so sad...hadn't caught up on the latest and didn't realize there were fatalities.
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Old 01-29-2014, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Freak Southern storm blamed for 12 deaths
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