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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:18 PM
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17 more days and I'm the fuck out of Florida!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:20 PM
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1. Permantly, or on vacation, or are you on temp assignment?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:21 PM
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2. Permanently...like FOREVER!
Never, ever to come back here.......EVER!
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OmahaBlueDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:30 PM
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3. I left Sunrise (near Ft. Laud) a year and a half ago and moved to Omaha
There are people I love in Florida, I miss easy access to Disneyworld, and the weather is better.

Things I do not miss about Florida:

My homeowners insurance ($4500 there vs. $650 here)
My auto insurance (half here what it was there)
My smaller house that cost 2x as much money when I sold in 2006 (I sold a 4/2 with a 2 car garage, a pool, and about 1700 sf under air for $340K, and bought a 4/2.5 with 2400 sf under air, a fireplace, and a 3 car garage for $165K)
My higher utility bills
The bad driving
The schools that are only focused on teaching kids how to pass the FCATS
The exceptionally rude people
Green space
The lack of bike trails
94 degree heat from April to October
Hurricanes
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mike_c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:37 PM
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4. good luck, sister....
Personally, I think Florida sucks, ESPECIALLY the gold coast stretch between west palm beach and miami. Oh my that sucks hard.

Just my opinion though-- DUers who love their gold coast condo in Boynton Beach or Boca Raton need not take offense-- they can have it with my ardent blessing, and be confident they'll never have mike_c as an obnoxious neighbor!
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:39 PM
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5. Yahoo!!
:woohoo:
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:44 PM
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6. Good for you...that is one fucked up state!! n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:45 PM
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7. Good for you.
I lived in South Florida most of my life. I finally left in 1989 and moved here to the Atlanta area. I have never regretted it. My daughter lives in Hollywood, FL and she knows I won't go back down there to visit, so she has to come up here.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 01:51 PM
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8. w00t!
:bounce: :bounce:

about f'ing time, gray :D
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 02:18 PM
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9. Woot!
:headbang:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 02:20 PM
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10. And where are you going?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 03:28 PM
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15. MA or NH
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:38 PM
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16. Oh yeah, now that the weather's turning nice in the N.E.
Wait'll November.

Frozen duck ponds.

(Will you start a thread tomorrow? Let us know how many days 'til Exodus)

:hi:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:51 PM
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17. Hey, I lived in northern NH for 15 years--so I know exactly what I'm getting into
and yeah, I will continue the countdown tomorrow
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:10 PM
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22. Ok, then print this
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
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1
0



Your very own "short-timer's" calendar. I hope your move is smooth.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:20 PM
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25. That is the best gift ever.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:13 PM
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23. Welcome back home!
We have long winters, but it's worth it!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:21 PM
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27. Hey, Manchester is one of the places we are checking into.
Let me know if you hear of anything that is rentable. I really need a gas cooking stove.
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:24 PM
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30. Will do! nt
Check your inbox.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 02:22 PM
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11. Good for you.
Stay away from places with palm trees.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:22 PM
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28. Hey, just a poi-poundin' minute there!
We have 43 out of 51 state reps Dem, 21 to 4 in the Senate, all four in Congress Dem -- and, oh yes, palm trees.

Ironically, I just came across an intriguing opportunity in "the Hub" this morning myself. It is kind of a long shot, but... oh yes, I'm not really a kama'aina (local person) but grew up in Conn., or as it is also known, "Massachusetts Jr." :-)
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 02:26 PM
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12. To bad you ain't excited about it.
:silly:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:52 PM
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18. *snort*
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:59 PM
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21. You is nothin' but trubble
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 02:27 PM
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13. I'm glad you got out
Or are getting out. I moved away from the Banana Republic that is the Tri-County area (Palm Beach, Broward & Miami Dade) and I love St Lucie County. Much better for my sanity. If we didn't have good jobs, I think we would get out as well!!!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 03:27 PM
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14. Welcome back
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:53 PM
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19. YAY!
I'm so happy for you! I wish I could move to New England...
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 04:58 PM
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20. Only 2 things I miss from my stay in Orlando
-The orange tree in my back yard
-Hwy A1A (greatest motorcycling road ANYWHERE)
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:19 PM
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24. Excellent! One less person clogging up the roads!
:P
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:22 PM
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29. There are three of us exiting the same week and a fourth following in June.
No more backing into swimming pools! ! ! ! !
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:20 PM
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26. My condolences. It's obvious that you are truly upset about this move.
Not.
:D
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 05:30 PM
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31. Cool!
What time should I expect you?

:hi:

RL
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 06:25 PM
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32. Midnight....wearing red PJ's.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 07:34 PM
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33. They may still be packed
I might have to answer the door commando...

:hi:

RL
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 07:55 PM
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35. That'll work.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 07:54 PM
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34. If ya come up 95 wave as ya pass Philly k?
I'm in there somewhere :rofl:

Happy as can be for ya hun :hug: :loveya: :hug: :loveya: :hug: :woohoo:
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 09:05 PM
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37. Will do!
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 07:55 PM
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36. Don't rush back too fast. Most of the state still looks like this...
"

That's last Wednesday on the slopes of East Royce.


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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-24-08 09:06 PM
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38. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to snow.
And cold weather. I despise the heat.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 02:27 AM
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39. Sounds like it has all the bad features of Texas, and then some.
Like the unbearably hot and humid weather, and lots of religiously insane fundies and Bush cronies.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 06:09 AM
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41. Texas is backyard practice. Florida is the Olympics of Suckage. n/t
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 02:40 AM
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40. Florida
Fark.com uses this to mark stories from there. It is the only state with it's own tag.

A quick view of Fark reveales the following stories with the tag...


Me & my shadow...BAM BAM BAM
If youre banging your student, it would be wise if you didnt let his parents see him pull his pants up while getting out of your car (w/ very hittable mugshot)
"Happy Easter, kid. Here's an invite to a strip club party and the number of good bail bondsman"
Eighty-three percent of noise complaints to Tampa International Airport last year came from one man, who spends his days logging the aircraft flying over his house. "Look, I know I sound like a lunatic. But I'm not"
Ahhh Easter. A perfectly beautiful day to riot at the flea market
Woman refuses to repay ex $1.5M in divorce settlement, becomes fugitive. Then, even for Florida, things get weird


Check it out... http://www.fark.com /

I'm up in Minnesota, formally of Connecticut. Both places much saner for the most part. :-)
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BreweryYardRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-25-08 06:12 AM
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42. Good for you! I've got at least until May of '09 before I can leave. n/t
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