Moving to Connecticut

Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: japar On: Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:51 pm

I am so glad I am down here in sunny Florida we were the only state not to have snow on the ground somwhere the other 49 had snow. Tomorrow going to the Daytona 500 when I lived in RI we didn't have 1 racetrack in the whole state. My family is so dumb for staying back in NEw England. My dad always told me I was the smart one out of his 3 sons. My stupid brother Bobby broke his leg raking leaves last Fall the dumb jerk fell out of the tree and my brother Eddy is in bad shape and still in the Hospital. He fell off the roof of his house while raking snow and he has a 3 decker. The docter said if he didn't fall into that six foot snow drift he would have been killed.
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:16 pm

yea,yea,yea, your the family genius :blah: :whistle: toothy
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:06 pm

Yeh, I'm down here 20 miles from Daytona right now have to get rid of some property for the family in this dump. Can't wait to get home. This weekend has been the first warm spell since Xmas. You have to experience 25F down here to appreciate just how cold it feels. Today is great but then we have about 4 weeks of good weather if we're lucky. Late April come the muggies going up to 95F and 100% humidity right until mid November it's horrible, it's like walking into an electric blanket. The BIG deal is the bugs if you live up North you can't even describe it, I can't wait to get home. The fire ants start soon and some sort of mole is destroying the garden. The gekkos swarm into the home. Don't forget the coral snakes and the moccasin snakes in the river (very poisonous). As it's winter, the alligators seem to have vanished for now. The whole county her is filled with stagnant lakes - don't swim here as without fresh spring water they breed amoebas. Many who swim die as the protozoa gets ingested and then into the brain. At that point it's almost invariably deadly. Electrical storms in the North of Florida are especially deadly, I think the worst on the planet...... I could go on about burmese pythons, killer bees the constant fire danger, sinkholes and the hurricanes but you get the idea. Winter is a time of refreshment up North. It IS brutal but stops most of the nasties from getting north of DE.

One more detail the road congestion around Daytona this weekend is horrible but if you are a fan it's an easy drive from CT to the Pocono track. Yeh, we're all so stupid up here in the North.
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:17 pm

:P :clap: toothy --yea Bubba--ya-alllll
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:27 am

I guess what it all boils down to is, you have to be tough to live here in Beautiful New England.
You also have to have some common sense. Such as waiting for the leaves to fall to the ground before you rake them up.
Some folks just are'nt cut out for it, physically or mentally. :D
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:40 am

Well I can tell you from the Floridians I meet around here they would never be able to work out that leaves had to have fallen off the tree before raking them up. At last I know why they moved here.
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:33 am

I'll be the first to tell you I'm not cut out for this crap. Who is?

Who wants to live 3 feet apart from your neighbors, then drive on roads that are not repaired .. or even plowed or sanded, so they just turn to a sheet of ice ... on said roads that are now 3 feet wide because the plow guys are afraid of getting sued for wiping out some yuppies frozen flower garden or precious landscaping. Every car that comes in the opposite direction is now a fight waiting to happen. Nowhere to pull over ... and people who aren't smart, or skilled enough, to back their 3-foot-long econobox into a driveway to let people pass. Why is it always the guy with the crew-cab pickup that has to back into a driveway??? :? :?:

Then, God forbid you have enough money to move into a nicer neighborhood with a bigger house -- now you have barking dogs all night long that roam the streets & *censored* on your lawn, because the owners feel "they have rights too" ... :?: :!: Then they come over and cry about your motorcycle, chain saw, or whatever other noise hurts their sensitive little ears ..... or rat you out to the state for having a car unregistered in your driveway, because OF THE HIGH TAXES you can't afford to fix ......

Jerk drivers, busted up roads, salt that destroys your vehicle that isn't even paid for yet, government that bleeds you dry with taxes on EVERYTHING while some in the city keep popping out babies to get a "raise" .... all this for the highest cost of living in the country? And a government elected by people in and around Boston that's entrenched, & hopelessly communist?

You guys have fun up here! Hat's off to ya! :shock: I'm gone the first chance I get!
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:05 am

I know what your saying Smitty, but with all those minor issues aside, it sure is pretty up here in the fall, is'nt it?
The crisp evenings, the smell of wood smoke in the air. Sitting around the fire with friends.
You'll be back. :D
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:09 am

Oh I hear ya. If you can forget about the politics, etc.. this place isn't all that bad. Crime is pretty low out where I live too. Great motorcycling in the western part of the state. Awesome views.

Where I'm living now, my closest neighbor is 500' away & we all get along great. As far as MA goes, I've got it made. If only I could make the politics & winter go away!! :lol:
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:19 am

I don't mind the winter months. I DO have to move a butt load of snow though.
But it's a nice break from cuttin' grass etc.
Then, when I'm sick of moving snow, spring's right around the corner.
By fall, I'm sick of cuttin' grass. And the cycle continues :D
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:23 am

Yeah luckily ( or not so lucky ....) I was born here, so I have that built-in cycle in my head too. How else could we cope with this madness?

......... Oh yeah .... BOOZE!! :up: :drunk: :cheers: :shots:
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:23 am

Back when, I went to a Bluegrass Fest. every year in Union Grove,N.C. It's real pretty around there--it just don't sound like you John--where ya gonna burn them tires?
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:24 am

:lol: Oh don't you worry! I'll find a place .... :D
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: Paulie On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:27 am

For the most part I ignore the politics, and embrace the weather.
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Re: Moving to Connecticut

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:15 pm

That's the thing. I guess anywhere you go there's gonna be things about that state that will tick you off.
As long as you can make a decent living and take the time to enjoy life a little, it's not so bad.
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