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    Did I just do this?

    I just put in my resume for a job at a university clear across the country. And I can not tell a soul about it except for my wife, who is super-supportive.

    There comes a time in a man's life when he looks at his mobile home and his piddly yard and his crappy carport and says, "stuff it, let's get out of here".
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    Good Luck.

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    All of the family (except for my parents) are back east somewhere, and NC seems nice enough. So maybe it's time.
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    you probably will get a larger lot size for the same $$ LOL
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Nice! Great bike riding, too. They have good topography..(They like to think of them as mountains)
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    Texas is a nice place. We even have institutions of higher learning here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9 View Post
    you probably will get a larger lot size for the same $$ LOL
    I can not wait to let my toddler loose on 1/3rd acre. Heck, I could set up my own CX course, too.
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    Good luck on wherever life takes you.
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    All signs point to the Eastern Standard Time zone.
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    Yay!!!! Good Luck & Congrats for when you get the job!
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
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    ummm.... I think he actually wants the job...
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    Trading earthquakes, mudslides, and wild fires for the odd hurricane... no brainer

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    Wish you the best! It's a big move, did something like it 16 years ago, only moved 750 miles but it turned out great for us.

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    Trading a ridiculously expensive mobile home for a real house in a place where Mrs. A can stay at home indefinitely if she wants to? Even less of a no-brainer. Why it took me so long is something that even astounds and confounds Mrs. A, bless her heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    All of the family (except for my parents) are back east somewhere, and NC seems nice enough. So maybe it's time.
    NC is an awesome state.
    App State or Bravard you are looking at some of the prettiest mountains to be found anywhere (get used to bluegrass, btw).
    The coast is equally picturesque.
    The middle is a bit dull but the cities are really nice. Durham for example installed a computer and radar controlled stoplight system to keep you from having to stop to a minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    NC is an awesome state.
    App State or Bravard you are looking at some of the prettiest mountains to be found anywhere (get used to bluegrass, btw).
    The coast is equally picturesque.
    The middle is a bit dull but the cities are really nice. Durham for example installed a computer and radar controlled stoplight system to keep you from having to stop to a minimum.
    ATL needs this....big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    NC is an awesome state.
    App State or Bravard you are looking at some of the prettiest mountains to be found anywhere (get used to bluegrass, btw).
    The coast is equally picturesque.
    The middle is a bit dull but the cities are really nice. Durham for example installed a computer and radar controlled stoplight system to keep you from having to stop to a minimum.
    My wife noticed Alligator River NWR and got a little worried by the name. I am sure it is fine.
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    The only time I've ever seen the ocean in real life was one of the times my wife had to go to Onslow County Court (Jacksonville) for child custody/support hearings. Topsail Beach, Atlantic Ocean... humbling experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    The only time I've ever seen the ocean in real life was one of the times my wife had to go to Onslow County Court (Jacksonville) for child custody/support hearings. Topsail Beach, Atlantic Ocean... humbling experience.
    I have been within an hour's drive of the Pacific my entire life. In college, I was in my grandparents' house right across the street from the cliff. Glorious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    ATL needs this....big time.
    I'd be willing to bet that they already do. Atlanta is just overloaded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    The only time I've ever seen the ocean in real life was one of the times my wife had to go to Onslow County Court (Jacksonville) for child custody/support hearings. Topsail Beach, Atlantic Ocean... humbling experience.
    Pacific Ocean... cold....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    I have been within an hour's drive of the Pacific my entire life. In college, I was in my grandparents' house right across the street from the cliff. Glorious.
    The Outer Banks are one of my favorite places. We especially liked going there in the fall after the schools had started and before our kids were old enough.
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