Moving to VT?

Moving to VT?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:41 pm

This is a way cool forum topic. My wife and I are going to be moving from CT to VT or NH asap (hopefully next year or sooner) We have made only one trip up to VT so far and was wondering what parts of the state are nice, affordable, stable and might be to our liking. We went to the Brattelborro (spelling?) area. It was ok, but really not what I envisioned. Looking for rural, but not totally out in the sticks with no civilization. Wife will have a job no matter what/where. I will have to be looking for something new. Looking to stick to the middle to lower half of the state. Had heard a coulple of things about the Middlebury area. Any info would be great!
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:47 pm

Brattelboro is the correct spelling. You should travel around the state more, it is a very nice place to live. It is a winter paradise and summer delight, that has a charming rural appeal. {Please DON'T start a B&B). There are a few of the brothers 'Daryl, Daryl and Daryl' running around there (here in NH also). (Shallow gene pool, no drownings in one millimeter of water).
Vermont has Cabot's Dairy COOP, the BEST dairy products from the happiest cows in the world!!!!!!! Ben and Jerry's.......Vermont Castings is back in Business for all the wood and coal burners(Randolph); Manchester, Bennington, Rutland........ Middlebury is exquisite, as is the Greater Burlington area, plus that big pond in town too! Maple products...wool...don't be short-sighted, look it all over! I wouldn't exclude any part of the Green Mt State. Nice place to settle down.....drive an older Saab or Volvo...oops, that was before the Transition.....now the Prius clan favorite......pack a bowl and ....you know the rest.......

One question you might help me with is why sooooo many men in VT have hairy backs? That is a phenomenon that amazes most folks. Kinda like seeing dozens of double pawed cats. That might be a question for 'millionaire' !! :shock: :roll: :sick: ;) :confused: :eek2: :verycool: :annoyed: :mrgreen: :angel:
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:42 pm

There are a few of the brothers 'Daryl, Daryl and Daryl' running around there (here in NH also).


That's Larry, Darryl, and Darryl.
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:02 pm

Ummm....Brattleboro is the correct spelling. Not one of the best spots in Vermont unless you like to run around nekkid on the streets and get the natives all riled up. :lol:
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:09 pm

Just downstream from Bellow Falls; NAMBLA headquarters in the Peoples Republic of VT!!!
......where men used to be men, and sheep are scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :wtf: :rambo2: :rambo2: :rambo3: :inlove:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:15 pm

Cab: I see you are only a click or two or ten from Whitehall, so the escape fix is in for you.....when the 'Odd Ones' come a knockin' ! Nice country over your way, many friends went to Castleton State over the years. Even now, young lady from town is over there gettin' smarter! :flex: :yes: :whistle: :up: :drunk:

PS: Ever get over to Lake George to see Stoker Scott show off his A-dust portfolio? He has the A dust RV in the East parking lot. down by Gate 23. The Ciggy is tied up close by, and I have no reports about the " Angele's Class Modified Attack Sub fueled by substainanius A-dust! Personally, I think it may be "gas" fired, (blue flame), because he surely is producing plenty of CO2!! He may have something going on with 'Deviled Eggs Extraordinaire' and with 'Bushes Baked Beans'. I saw an Irish Setter or Golden in the RV window that looked like the infamous Duke. The 'A dust Trike' looks scary with that stack spitting out a tremendous heat plume. I think I saw Al Gore filming it from his Prius window last weekend. Scott appear to be adding some ballast, so perhaps he has the a-dust breakfast cereal perfected, although it could be all the 'Sausage' he enjoys....from the Fair circuit. :wtf: :drunk: :inlove: :eek2: :flush:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: cabinover On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:48 am

1 mile to the NY/VT border WN. I don't think I want to move to Whitehall either. I'll take my chances in VT until I move in a more Southerly direction, like one of the Carolinas or West Virginia area. Not too hot, not too cool.

Ahh Castleton State College. Spent many a night being chased out of there by Security as a teenager with a car and a desire to make the loop around the dean's drive. Of course that would be all fueled by beverages. :oops:

I hear it's one of the better schools for nursing, all I can tell you is that it's nice to see the women come back for classes! :D

I'll catch up with StokerScot before long, we've been discussing a coal delivery to my house. I have to get working on my bin so this will all fall together.
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: cabinover On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:51 am

OP, if I can be of any help to you just shout. I know there isn't much work around my area, Rutlandish. The largest boom in the state for the last 15 years has been the Williston/lower Burlington/Essex area.

House prices shouldn't scare you being from Connecticut :lol:
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Hybrid Axeman Anderson 130
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Coal Size/Type: Pea, Buckwheat, Nut
Other Heating: LP Hot air. WA TX for coal use.

Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:13 am

If you like fishing, get close to Lake Champlain -- & buy a HUGE fuel tank for your boat ... you'll need it! ;)

For me, I find any part of VT away from any city is perfect ... but then again ANYPLACE away from ANY city is perfect! :)
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Stoker6268 On: Tue Sep 15, 2009 6:04 pm

cabinover wrote:OP, if I can be of any help to you just shout. I know there isn't much work around my area, Rutlandish. The largest boom in the state for the last 15 years has been the Williston/lower Burlington/Essex area.

House prices shouldn't scare you being from Connecticut :lol:


Housing prices are a big part of it to aside from wanting to move to a more rural area and the climate. We love the cooler climate. The cost of land, housing, and taxes in CT are out of this world!
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:19 pm

I have an Uncle that shifted to The far north Vt. When I visit there are several things evident. First, and this is defineatly the place it should be in, there are always some kind of m#####erf*****ng bug biting you up there. Doesn't matter what time of year. Second, I like being outside, and that is just not the most favoreable place for it. Pretty cold. I steelhead fish even when its 30 below. Don't care, but man does it get cold there. Whoooh! Lastly. If you like the sausage, it is the popular place to move. From several friends I talk to, the word is that there is a huge following of the other pursuasion that has totally taken over and is the voting majority in many areas of the state. But then again Vermont has some of the most awesome country around. Oh yeah, forgot to mention that is where wing-nut lives. Hahahahahaha
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:32 am

stokerscot wrote:If you like the sausage, it is the popular place to move......

HA!

Frisco & Provincetown be damned! Your crown has been stolen! (sat on??) :sick:
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:35 am

Stroker Stoker shouldn't even mention 'sausage and VT' in the same sentence! He better get out a map, cause I'm 50 miles east of the VT border....(.where men are men, and now MEN are damned glad of it!) Smitty, there is something he needs to reveal, we won't prejudge him either! bop2 :inlove: :alone: :eek2: :bighug: :bang: :whistle:
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:46 pm

Sorry Dougie :oops: I forgot your campaign to singlehandedly turn all the tongue in groove types into sausage lovers. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Moving to VT?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:10 pm

You are very clever. Comin' over for the big race this weekend? I want to see the 'Sausage Eaters, Kaeopectate, Viagra, Hamburger Helper, Chamber-pot Chevrolet powered by the New twin turbo pulverized and ozenated anthracite dust- solar collectors 785 hp, 38.12 MPG Stoker take a couple of 'Fast Laps' around the Miracle Mile. The Semi's have been driving by on their way in to Loudon already. Hot time in the old town tonite! I think I saw your Ant-dust fired MotorHome go by...it is a 54 footer isn't it? Looks like a heat plume atop the beast.....and Al Gore right behind you in the Prius.
How do you make it through Bennington, Vt with all those tight turns?

Getting off topic, however tons of VT motor-homes and 5th wheel campers headed for the campgrounds today. Frost will be on the pumkin' tonite, but in VT, that is merely a speed bump in matters of love and friendship. Dozens of bikes around all day ....beautiful time to ride here( or anywhere)...no bugs, no summer traffic, not as much construction...smooth roads....
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Stoker Coal Boiler: AA130's,260's, AHS130&260's,EFM900,GJ&VanWert
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Franks Boiler,Itasca415,NYer130,Van Wert
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Yellow Flame
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska-4,Keystoker-2,
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Alaska,Gibraltor,Keystone,Vc Vigilant 2
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Van Wert, NYer's, Ford,Jensen.
Coal Size/Type: Rice,Buck,Pea,Nut&Stove
Other Heating: Oil HWBB