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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:49 PM
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10 more days in Pennsylvania!!!
It's starting to sink in - I can't believe it! I've even started eating off paper plates so I can pack my dishes. Where has the time gone? :woohoo:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:50 PM
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1. I've never seen someone so excited about moving to Texas.
:D
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:50 PM
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2. I'm so happy for you sweetie!!
:hug:
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:54 PM
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3. May I be the first to say Welcome to Texas
If I may ask where will you be living in Texas?

:hi:
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:55 PM
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4. Irving
Husband is a psychiatrist in Dallas and has been down there since August. I FINALLY get to join him!!!
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:59 PM
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7. Irving is a nice place, but Texas is really hot in the summer,
be prepared.

Take it easy in the heat, until you get used to it. :grr:
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:00 PM
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8. I grew up in Kansas, so I'm familiar!
But I've grown accustomed to PA's tolerable summers - it'll be like a slap in the face for a while!
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:11 PM
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9. You are coming in the hottest months of the year, but September will
will be here before you know and it will be cooling off.

Next spring you will be able to see all the beautiful wildflowers.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:14 PM
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11. Yes...The Bluebonnets Are Beautiful
I'll miss those next year...I got to see 'em this year before I left.

It looks absolutely stunning to see an open field with bluebonnets and dandelions in the same field...it really looks awesome! Bluebonnets are so wonderful they actually make dandelions look good! :P
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:15 PM
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12. I actually think dandelions are pretty...
...but only in someone else's yard!

Looking forward to seeing the fabled Texas bluebonnets. I thought they were only further east; are they in the Dallas area, too?
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:26 PM
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15. Austin's Further West Than Dallas
and they got bluebonnets in Austin. Dunno about Dallas, because I didn't live there, and wouldn't on a bet. That town is all steel and glass and no heart. But I wish you well there!
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:56 PM
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5. We will miss you in Pennsylvania.
Good luck in Texas. :toast:
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 09:58 PM
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6. Thank you!
There are many things I'll miss about Pennsylvania, too. It's just hard to be away from my husband for so long, as well as living in two households. It'll be nice to have all my belongings and loved ones in one place, at last! :bounce:
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:12 PM
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10. Good Luck In Texas
I just moved up here to Pennsylvania FROM Texas, back in mid-March.

I loved austin, but there weren't any jobs there for me, anymore, and I could no longer make a living on my own, so I had to, at age 34, move back home with Mommy...making me, of course, a complete loser at life. Thanks, George W. Bush. Really appreciate you taking the fucking economy.

Anyway, say "hi" to Texas for me. Wish I'd never had to leave, but, oh well. Can we consider this a prisoner exchange? They let me go...are you the "player to be named later?" :P
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:22 PM
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13. I lived in Austin for several years and just loved it there.
I had a better job offer and I took it, and then my mother became ill so here I stay. I am living with my Mother also, it isn't easy.

I hope you have found or will find a job soon.

I know lots of people who have moved back home, you are not alone.

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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:31 PM
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16. Well
Edited on Sun May-08-05 10:38 PM by mermaid
I have found a job...but only temp...and there are folks where I am working who've been temps for over a year, so wht I have is only an income while I look for something else, damned if I am gonna give my services to a company for a year...as a temp...so they can get everything outta me, and give me nothing in return...things like, oh, you know, health insurance, 401k, paid sick days, paid holidays, paid vacations, job security...hell, why should they have to give workers anything like that?? The miserable workers ought to bow and scrape to the corporate overlords, and be glad they are allowed to exist in serfdom.

As to the rest, my mom and I get along great, so it isn't a problem living at home...except that it hurts the pride. We have a two-story house, and I have the entire upstairs to myself, and have set it up like my own studio apartment, so really, for me, living at home isn't too bad. Again, it's more the pride thing than anything else.

Fucking George W. Bush. I hope that cocksucking motherfucking bastard rots in hell. Thanks to him, I now know I am a loser at life. Fucking shithead. God, I really wish Barbara had had a fucking abortion!!

ON EDIT: It's better for my dog, too...now she has a whole acre of land to run around on...which is far better than I could give her in Texas...lving in apartments. Then again, realizing that I couldn't even give my dog a little postage-stamp sized yard of her own...just one more thing that jurts the pride that my mom is able to give her a whole acre. And my mom's got a dog, too...so now my dog has a playmate.

All the same, it just really fucking hurts that it wasn't a choice...and that it was economic force that brought me back. Goddamn you, Red America, why did you have to vote for that motherfucker?? Don't you care how many poor people that son of a Bush has pushed overboard??
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:46 PM
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18. Please don't call yourself a loser at life, the sorry economy is not
your fault.

You are spending time with your Mother, and Mothers don't live forever, enjoy this time.

I was a late baby, my mother is 83 years old, so I find this time with her a gift.

Try to find something positive in your life, I know it isn't easy.

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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-10-05 12:18 AM
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19. Again
Others my age, and younger and older seem able to make it out there...and so, the fact that I CAN'T...amkes me a loser at life. No, the rotten economy isn't my fault. We all know whose fault it is. But, when you take the candy-coating off, and look at the cold, hard reality...there are those my age, and younger, and older...who are making it...and I couldn't. Thus, I am a loser, and they aren't.

As to the rest...yes, I am spending time with my mom, and it isn't all bad, as I said...my mom and I get along quite well...and I pretty much have my own studio apartment set up within her house. I very much intend to enjoy this time with my mom, she is not quite 59, hopefully, she will be around for a long time to come, but you never know, my dad died at 51.

Again, I had already intended to move in with my mom when she retired. I didn't want her to be alone. BUT...that was to be seven years from now, and a free choice I would make, at that time...and not an economic force...and so it hurts my pride.

On the other hand, I have reasonably steady employment up here, something I didn't have in Texas...I have a nice big backyard for my dog to play in, as opposed to no yard at all for my dog in Texas...and, best of all, I get to be a part of kicking Rick The Dick out of the Senate next year. So there is plenty good, and I'm not wallowing in self-pity or anything...but, the fact still remains...I tried to fight this world and stand tall...and in the end, the world won, and I lost.
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:25 PM
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14. I moved back home once, too
And would have remained at home with my mom much longer if she hadn't died on me (poor Mom). So, as texanwitch said, you are most definitely not alone and are NOT a loser.
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-05 10:34 PM
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17. yeah
i'm not alone, but I'm still a loser. At 34, I oughta be able to provide for myself. The fact that I can't makes me a loser at life, and nothing you or anyone else can say can take away the sting of that knowledge...that I am incapable of making it on my own. whcih, taking the candy-coating off it...makes me a loser.

But thanks for trying. Even though mom and I get along great, and we have a good set-up here...even though I'd planned on moving back in with mom when she retireed seven years from now...the fact that I did it out of economic force, and not choice...that will forever sting, and hurt my pride, and I fucking HATE George W. Bush for making it happen!
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