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  1. Dec 9, 2018 at 6:46 AM
    Cold Iron

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    Good morning. 5° damn thermometer can't seem to get off that number for at least 3 days now. At least it is above zero and not below. Supposed to finally move today and get up to 26° for the next 3 days in a row. :pccoffee: Maybe then I will find my motivation to shovel more snow. Or not.
     
  2. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:00 AM
    CVYota

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    Not the first picture of me on this site.

    Just the only one you can find.


    And that mirror makes my forehead look huge, you could land a plane on that sucker
     
  3. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:05 AM
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    MTgirl too many frogs, not enough princes... Moderator

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  4. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:07 AM
    Cold Iron

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    South Dakota is seldom mentioned as a retirement place but it is starting to be. Friend of mine that is a CDR and his wife, also a CDR when they retired 20 years ago traveled the country for 2 years in a RV. They landed in Spearfish, SD. The Black Hills of SD is fairly mild in the winter with no State income tax. It is pretty high up on the list of those sites that rank places to retire. Montana is #13 and SD is #3. Those stats are pretty much consistent at most sites.

    One of those lists Best and Worst places to retire list Mn. as #11. They use 3 criteria Affordability, Quality of Life and Health Care. Mn. comes in #1 for both Quality of Life and Health Care. But only 42 out of 50 for affordability. And that is even with adding double weight for the brutal winters here. When I was 50 cold and snow didn't bother me I would shoot at 20 below zero. ~55 started thinking damn this isn't so great anymore. At 60 if it isn't at least 20 above and no wind think fuck that stupid shit. Cold and snow get old when you get old. And it hurts the body more.

    Each one of those stats, for the most part, depend on WHERE you live in each State and that is seldom mentioned. Love the North Shore of Lake Superior

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    But it is a long 2 hour ambulance drive to the nearest hospital from that spot 4 or more hours from other locations. Never used to think about things like that only a few years ago...

    It was 25 years ago when Asheville got slammed with a foot and a half record snow. Although that was in March. Be safe Tim but have fun.

    Still somewhat tempted to move to back Western NC when I retire.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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  6. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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  7. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:15 AM
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    For years I had in my head that when I retire, I wanted to end up in the Northern Tier of Pa. (you know where), but for those reasons alone,esp.,finding a specialist, that idea got penciled out.
     
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    Loved our time there during a recent vacation, beautiful scenery. We have 4 more years here and then out the door ... Jersey is second to last in that ranking. We still have two kids here and one in SC so logistics will play a roll in where we ultimately wind up. We both want to be near or on the water ( shut up Cypher ! ) so we are considering southern Deleware due to taxes and retirement funding. Both enjoy the four seasons so don't think we'll go any further south but...:notsure:
     
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  9. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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  10. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:29 AM
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    And good morning to all.:hattip:
     
  11. Dec 9, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    It’s the climate that the wife and I can’t agree on. She grew up in north western PA and says she’s seen enough snow to last a lifetime. Me, I hail from the east side of VA along the bay, not too much snow there. She likes the convenience of being close to town and I like the quiet isolation of the country side (besides, Amazon and Midway USA delivers everywhere).
    Here in TX to the south we both like the Hill/Wine Country. Great area to avoid the cold and snow. Another interesting place looks to be Mesquite, NV. Developments aimed at the retirement minded (especially if you’re a golfer). But head an hour or so to the west and you’re in Vegas, Head east and you’re in the national parks of Utah. Or go north and you’re in some pretty open areas known for good hunting. My pick for all 4 seasons is the Star Valley of WY.
     
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    Hey, if i can muster up enough paticene to be an elf and haul a couple hundred kids up onto santa's lap two years in a row then you can put on the big, smelly red suit and ho ho ho yourself hoarse for a few rich brats.


    oh, and....:worthless:
     
  13. Dec 9, 2018 at 8:00 AM
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    I’m like that without a hangover...
     
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    That is more a five or six head then fore just saying lol..

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    I know a few who retired in Pahrump. A little cooler than here both winter and summer but still very doable. My neighbor's parents come here for winter from there mostly just to see the grandkids and golf. They're one of my summer clients and got me into doing seasonal property management.
     
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    I always figured I'd end up back there, but anymore not so much. Pa. is still usually fairly high on those retirement lists. With fracking the Northern Tier isn't what it used to be either. But still it is "home" to me in a lot of ways. No not a lot of medical places with specialists around. The Guthrie in Sayre is a long ways from downtown Potter County. My middle sister ended up working at the Guthrie, her husband is already retired. He told me when you don't HAVE to go out in the cold and snow it isn't so bad. But when she retires they will likely go to NC.

    The one thing I have heard my whole life is where you retire depends on where the kids and grandkids end up living. If they were on the East coast used to be 2 homes with a winter home in Fl. But fewer people can afford to do that today and a lot of people have ended up in the Carolina's. They call them half backs, they make it half way back North and realize the Carolina's aren't a bad place to be. The mountains of Western NC are as far South as I'd want to go, higher elevation means cooler weather in the summer. Long trip to the ocean though and I do miss fresh seafood. A lot. Even longer to the ocean from Mn. LOL. Never thought I'd miss it but I do sometimes.

    That is a great location IMO also. It does get cold in the winter though it warms up nicely often. Warm is a relative term however depending on the person and tolerance for it. I'm waiting on packages from Amazon, Midway and Duluth Trading Company right now :anonymous:
     
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  20. Dec 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    I've looked at Pahrump too. You can get a lot for your dollar there. Kinda like El Paso but not sure I'd want to settle there.
     
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