Real Estate Appraisal Forum

appraisersforum.com logo
The Premiere Online Community for Real Estate Appraisers!
 Fastest Way to Find a Real Estate Appraiser Enter Zip Code:
 
 
Go Back   Appraisers Forum > Other Forums > The Watercooler
Register Help Our Rules Calendar Archives Mark Forums Read


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-20-2007, 06:55 AM
Carnivore's Avatar
Carnivore Carnivore is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Queen City
State: North Carolina
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 12,769
Default Where to Live After Retirement

Where to Live After Retirement


You can live in Phoenix , Arizona where.....
1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away because you found shade.
2. You've experienced condensation from the hot water in the toilet bowl.
3. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never leave town.
4. You have over 100 recipes for Mexican food.
5. You know that " dry heat" is comparable to what hits you in the face when you open your oven door.
6. The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!

You can Live in California where...
1. You make over $250,000 and you still can't afford to buy a house.
2. The fastest part of your commute is going down your driveway.
3. You know how to eat an artichoke.
4. You drive your rented Mercedes to your neighborhood block party.
5. When someone asks you how far something is, you tell them how long it will take to get there rather than how many miles away it is.
6. The 4 seasons are: Fire, Flood, Mud, and Drought

You can Live in New York City where...
1. You say "the city" and expect everyone to know you mean Manhattan .
2. You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.
3. You think Central Park is "nature,"
4. You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multi-lingual.
5. You've worn out a car horn.
6. You think eye contact is an act of aggression.

You can Live in Maine where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for moose.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and construction.

You can Live in the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Sue, Betty Jean, MARY BETH, etc.

You can live in Colorado where...
1. You carry your $3,000 mountain bike atop your $500 car.
2. You tell your husband to pick up 'Granola' on his way home and he stops at the day care center.
3. A pass does not involve a football or dating.
4. The top of your head is bald, but you still have a pony tail.

You can live in the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name .
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposi tion: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

AND You can live in Florida where..
1. You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.
2. All purchases include a coupon of some kind -- even houses and cars.
3. Everyone can recommend an excellent dermatologist..
4. Road construction never ends anywhere in the state.
5. Cars in front of you are often driven by headless people.
Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 09-20-2007, 11:56 AM
Mike Boyd Mike Boyd is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
State: California
Professional Status: Retired Appraiser
Posts: 11,822
Default

Lest we all forget, Northern California is as different from Southern California as South Carolina is from South Dakota.
  #3  
Old 09-20-2007, 12:34 PM
JT1974's Avatar
JT1974 JT1974 is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
State: Wisconsin
Professional Status: Certified General Appraiser
Posts: 1,721
Default

You can live in the Midwest where...
1. You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name .
2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.
3. You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.
4. You end sentences with a preposi tion: "Where's my coat at?"
5. When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

This is right on brother.
  #4  
Old 09-20-2007, 03:29 PM
The Dog's Avatar
The Dog The Dog is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Beautiful Southern Oregon
State: Oregon
Professional Status: Certified General Appraiser
Posts: 1,477
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Boyd View Post
Lest we all forget, Northern California is as different from Southern California as South Carolina is from South Dakota.
Not if you ask ANY Oregonian, including the transplanted Californians. (GRIN)
  #5  
Old 09-20-2007, 08:32 PM
Farm Gal's Avatar
Farm Gal Farm Gal is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Currently: Midwest
State: Nebraska
Professional Status: Licensed Appraiser
Posts: 10,076
Default

You can live in the Midwest where... the corollary to item #3 is
6. If you don't like the weather wait a minute, she'll change!!

Mother Nature is kind of a drama queen out here...

Hey has anyone heard of any near miss lightning strikes on humans?

I've never heard of the convulsion effect, but I spoke with a 'near victim' who was sitting in his truck digging through the glovebox.. with the door closed and no body parts on the ground, when a pretty big strike hit close by.

This kid is a HS sophomore, in excellent physical condition (football) and said his entire body convulsed into a fetal position, all muscles seemingly FULLY contracted for a few seconds, hair straight out in a halo and then released after the thunder rocked the truck (big time)... Either Lightning of the concussion also shattered the front door and took a BIG limb off the tree out front... and blew out about 18 inches of concrete curb!

Lucky kid eh?


Anyway I haven't spoke to anyone else who had such a big strike/near miss.

The direct hit victims of that big a bolt tend to fry/die, and all the near miss folks I have ever spoken to were golfing or on a boat!
__________________
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip ~Will Rogers
  #6  
Old 09-20-2007, 08:55 PM
Allen Bruckner Allen Bruckner is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Plantation Florida
State: Florida
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 307
Default

Or your neck of the woods. In N Carolina,
Good Bar B Q
Fried Pork Rinds
Low Taxes
100+ in the summer
And Lake Norman..............
  #7  
Old 09-20-2007, 10:28 PM
Mountain Man Mountain Man is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: GA
State: Georgia
Professional Status: Certified General Appraiser
Posts: 15,448
Default

N.GA (not the ATL!!!) Mild winters, maybe 2 inches of snow 3 times. Cool summers, 100 only in a couple weeks of July. But we have fresh trout in 60-50 degree water to cool you off. Plenty of national and state forest, and you have to be able to afford to live here. We have some of the highest $$$ real estate in all of GA, slackers are not welcome. Sure we have plenty of the beer/movie/bait/Playboy local stores. And yes, "He needed killin'" is a valid defense! But not everyone has 2 first names, we do have a goodly portion of damn Yanks!! But for what it's worth, "y'all" is singular AND plural. Youenz is also singular AND plural. Git it wrought! If youenz ever break down with a flat, don't worry. A red Chevy Z71 with a Gawgia Bull Dawgs Sticker will pull over shortly to change your tar. No tip needed, our boyz live to help ya'.
  #8  
Old 09-21-2007, 12:21 AM
Alisa Alisa is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Huntsville, Texas
State: Texas
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 976
Default

Lee Ann, I met a man once who had been deaf but due to a lightening
strike he had regained his hearing. His doctors said it was a mirable -- one that he hadn't suffered any permanent injur and of course, that he
could hear.


uote=Lee Ann;1452508]You can live in the Midwest where... the corollary to item #3 is
6. If you don't like the weather wait a minute, she'll change!!

Mother Nature is kind of a drama queen out here...

Hey has anyone heard of any near miss lightning strikes on humans?

I've never heard of the convulsion effect, but I spoke with a 'near victim' who was sitting in his truck digging through the glovebox.. with the door closed and no body parts on the ground, when a pretty big strike hit close by.

This kid is a HS sophomore, in excellent physical condition (football) and said his entire body convulsed into a fetal position, all muscles seemingly FULLY contracted for a few seconds, hair straight out in a halo and then released after the thunder rocked the truck (big time)... Either Lightning of the concussion also shattered the front door and took a BIG limb off the tree out front... and blew out about 18 inches of concrete curb!

Lucky kid eh?


Anyway I haven't spoke to anyone else who had such a big strike/near miss.

The direct hit victims of that big a bolt tend to fry/die, and all the near miss folks I have ever spoken to were golfing or on a boat![/quote]
  #9  
Old 09-21-2007, 07:21 AM
Mike Kennedy's Avatar
Mike Kennedy Mike Kennedy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southern Hudson Valley
State: New York
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 28,187
Talking

You think eye contact is an act of aggression.


hey.......you LOOKIN AT MEEEEEEE ???????


You can get into a four-hour argument about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park, but can't find Wisconsin on a map.

Ain't that sumwheres between Idahoo and um.....Whymoanin?


__________________
Kill the Contract Review Bull$eye - Now.
  #10  
Old 09-21-2007, 07:30 PM
Hamlet's Avatar
Hamlet Hamlet is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Where the corn grows
State: Ohio
Professional Status: Certified Residential Appraiser
Posts: 5,099
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alisa View Post
Lee Ann, I met a man once who had been deaf but due to a lightening
strike he had regained his hearing. His doctors said it was a mirable -- one that he hadn't suffered any permanent injur and of course, that he
could hear.


uote=Lee Ann;1452508]You can live in the Midwest where... the corollary to item #3 is
6. If you don't like the weather wait a minute, she'll change!!

Mother Nature is kind of a drama queen out here...

Hey has anyone heard of any near miss lightning strikes on humans?

I've never heard of the convulsion effect, but I spoke with a 'near victim' who was sitting in his truck digging through the glovebox.. with the door closed and no body parts on the ground, when a pretty big strike hit close by.

This kid is a HS sophomore, in excellent physical condition (football) and said his entire body convulsed into a fetal position, all muscles seemingly FULLY contracted for a few seconds, hair straight out in a halo and then released after the thunder rocked the truck (big time)... Either Lightning of the concussion also shattered the front door and took a BIG limb off the tree out front... and blew out about 18 inches of concrete curb!

Lucky kid eh?


Anyway I haven't spoke to anyone else who had such a big strike/near miss.

The direct hit victims of that big a bolt tend to fry/die, and all the near miss folks I have ever spoken to were golfing or on a boat!
[/quote]

I had lightning come through a phone line and set the house on fire. Unfortunately, on vacation at the time and the house burnt completely down and lost everything.

I never talk on a land line now during a lightning storm. I also unplug everything electronic that can't be replaced easliy. It is not something to take lightly.
Sponsored Links

Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump




Copyright © 2000-, AppraisersForum.com, All Rights Reserved
     Terms of Use  Privacy Policy
AppraisersForum.com is proudly hosted by the folks at AppraiserSites.com

Fastest Way to Find a Real Estate Appraiser Enter Zip Code:
Partner Sites:
AppraiserUSA.com - National Appraiser Directory AllDomainsUSA.com - Domain Name Registration
DeadbeatListings.com - Deadbeat ListingsAppraiserSites.com - Web Hosting for the Professional Real Estate Appraiser
Find FHA Appraisers - FHA Appraiser Search Commercial Appraisers - Commercial Appraiser Search
Relocation Appraisal - Find Relocation Appraisers Domain Reseller - Business Opportunity
Home Security Buzz - Home Security Info Radon Testing - Radon Gas Info
My Medicare Forum - Medicare Info Stop Smoking Help - Help Quitting Smoking
CordlessPhoneStore.com - Great Cordless Phones AndroidTabletCity.com - Android Tablet Computers

Follow AppraisersForum.com:          Find us on Facebook            Follow us on Twitter


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

SiteMap: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93