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Goodbye California...Arizona here I come!!

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Sido, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Sido

    Sido [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I quit my job a few weeks back and decided I was either going to go to Alaska or Arizona. Alaska never panned out and I got really lucky and landed a job in Tempe. I'm so excited to get out of California!!! I gave California a fair chance, but it just isn't for me and it never felt like home.

    It's amazing how much stuff you accumulate that you never use, I'm trying to fit my life into the back of the Tacoma. I looked at getting a Uhaul trailer for my bed, but I'm not really set up for towing and can only take the smaller trailers, and the bed doesn't fit in those. If I were to get the big Uhaul truck so I could fit the bed, it would cost about $1.2K (including gas), so I'm going to have to leave it behind.

    It's kind of scary to pack up and move somewhere and leave all your friends and network behind, but I think this move will be well worth it.
     
  2. Apr 2, 2012 at 7:15 PM
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    Aw9d

    Aw9d That one guy

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    Welcome to Az when you get here. You'll like it here. Summer's are kinda shitty but you'll get used to it.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:06 PM
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    0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT Gunslingin' Gearhead

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    Welcome when you get here! I live near Tempe, do you mind me asking where you'll be working?
     
  4. Apr 2, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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    TidalWave

    TidalWave I have a shovel and no one will miss you...

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    I feel your pain- I did the same thing when I moved out here from Cali (although you have a bit farther drive then I did).

    Always stuff going on out on the East side- WELCOME!
     
  5. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    BMOC

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    i've lived here all my life and i'm still not used to it :(


    and welcome to AZ OP, you'll love it here :)
     
  6. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:28 PM
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    ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

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    Welcome to AZ bud :wave:



    :tumbleweed:
     
  7. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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    907taco

    907taco Alaskan Assassin

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    BooOoo! I mean hey you have to go where the money is! Congrats on the new job. Starting over sucks but sounds like you made the right choice, I used to live in Arizona in the early 90's. I loved it and still do. I still make it there every yr or so.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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    BFA

    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    I effin love AZ
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    i was born and raised in the san jose area. cupertino/sunnyvale more precisely.

    i love it here.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    You don't really care, do you.
    Welcome from Peoria. AZ has a big TW membership and we get together frequently. Glad to have you!
     
  11. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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    i LOVE az, i even love the summers cause its good for the lake! everything about it is bomb. east side is better:D
     
  12. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    pshh, west is best
     
  13. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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    Welcome to AZ! I live in crappy Tucson but I love the valley!
     
  14. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:26 AM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Welcome man! youll love it.. Born and raised here! :D I'm in Tempe as well. Let us know If theres anything we can do to help you get settle in.
     
  15. Apr 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    0uTkAsT

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! New guy buys the beer


    (kidding, sorta... it's 11am and ai'm drunk)
     
  16. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    XPOTRPR

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    Hahaha. This is true.. we will help... At the hefty price of a six pack. Lol.

    Josh, its never too early man. Drink up my friend... Drink up. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    Phil Dammit

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    What you going to be doing in the Tempe area?
     
  18. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    east, deserts, rivers, lakes, mountains, no traffic, everything within 15 minutes.

    sounds like a deal to me
     
  19. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:50 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  20. Apr 3, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    You both are wrong, south scottdale. 30 minutes to riding up north, or to syc out east. Nothing but rocks out west so no need to go that way. Plus Im 10 minutes from everythiing, 20 from downtown and the art area, 20 minute bike ride to old town and papago park jumps, 20 drive to the light rail with free parking at the park and rides, 25 min drive to south mountain. Old town/south scotts is the prime real estate.
     
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