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Old 08-09-2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Hello - Retired in TX

This is my first post on this site.

In early 2006 I retired after 26 yrs 10 mos and 10 days of service to my country as a military and civilian (DAC) employee.

I moved from NJ to TX because of the lower cost of living.

My wife and my 3 kids are enjoying the retirement life in TX. Since my retirement my wife and I have not worked and we spend our time enjoying our children, attending church, attending school activities, etc..., etc.., etc....

GOD BLESS

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Wags, welcome aboard! You'll find a friendly welcome and plenty of Texans here.

We're always happy to hear about successful ERs!

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Welcome! How was the culture shock?

Congrats on ER!
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Thank You Coach and Fireup2025 for the warm welcome.

I am a born and bred TEXAN so the culture shock was not a problem for me. After being all over the world and being in places that were great and NOT to good it is a blessing to be settled in Texas. However my wife came from a big city of about 12 million and my kids had always been around cities/towns that had diversed military communities, fast food chains, activities for them to do, etc..., etc... So for them even though we had visited many times during month long vacations it took a while for them to get used to life in a small Texas town. But the kids have adjusted and they love being close to their grandpa, great grandma and family.

We love our modest life and GOD has provided us with everything we need and for more then we really need.
GOD BLESS and THANK YOU for the Welcome.
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Old 08-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #5
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Hi Wags, welcome back home. As another native Texan, glad to have you here. You'll enjoy the forum. There is a lot of good information and experience here to help you with just about anything.

Congrats on ER!

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Welcome to the boards.

It sounds like you probably want to check out the Life after FIRE forum here.
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TEXAS GAL and BSSC thank you for welcoming me to this post.
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Wags, Welcome to the board. Nice to have you here with us. Take a look around and feel free to use the Search tool to look up area of interest that have already been discussed.

Texas is indeed a state of mind. I lived in the Austin area for a few years and I still have a warm spot in my heart for Tejas. Moving there from NJ was a very wise move in so many ways. Enjoy your new life and keep us informed of how things are going.
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Old 08-10-2007, 04:47 PM   #9
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This is my first post on this site.

In early 2006 I retired after 26 yrs 10 mos and 10 days of service to my country as a military and civilian (DAC) employee.

I moved from NJ to TX because of the lower cost of living.

My wife and my 3 kids are enjoying the retirement life in TX. Since my retirement my wife and I have not worked and we spend our time enjoying our children, attending church, attending school activities, etc..., etc.., etc....

GOD BLESS





Congrats... now that the pesky 'mist' has stopped and the nice sun has come out... whadda you think about the weather
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Thank You for the welcome Steve R and Texas Proud.

As a born and bred TEXAN the weather does NOT bother me and I love it.

Having traveled far and away there is NO PLACE like HOME - TEXAS.

GOD BLESS.
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As a born and bred TEXAN the weather does NOT bother me and I love it.
It's painfully obvious that all that time you spent in Joisey has messed with your mind...
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Thank you REWahoo for your message.

I actually liked NJ but the area was just too expensive, the property taxes are too high and the cost of living is a bit high.
As for Texas beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Old 08-10-2007, 09:05 PM   #13
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As for Texas beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
It isn't what's in your eye that you should be worried about. It's the scorpions, rattlesnakes, killer bees, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, tarantulas, copperheads, cottonmouths, rabid skunks, wild hogs, oppressive heat & humidity, bleak desolate scenery, dirty beaches, polluted air, drought, wildfires, water shortages, recurring floods, rednecks, ebola virus, flesh eating bacteria, unbelievably high property taxes, and lack of real estate appreciation.

Other than that, it's OK.
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You forgot the line dancers.
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It isn't what's in your eye that you should be worried about. It's the scorpions, rattlesnakes, killer bees, mosquitoes, ticks, chiggers, tarantulas, copperheads, cottonmouths, rabid skunks, wild hogs, oppressive heat & humidity, bleak desolate scenery, dirty beaches, polluted air, drought, wildfires, water shortages, recurring floods, rednecks, ebola virus, flesh eating bacteria, unbelievably high property taxes, and lack of real estate appreciation.
Other than that, it's OK.
Well, hey, now that the mulch fire is out the boom days can't be far away!

That 4.5 temblor in LA a few days ago? That was the fault adjusting to the sudden release of pressure as millions of Angelenos packed up and started driving east. The first wave should be hitting the Texas border any day now...
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You forgot the line dancers.
Are you aware that line dancing evolved from moves developed by stomping on scorpions and jumping away from striking rattlesnakes?
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... millions of Angelenos packed up and started driving east. The first wave should be hitting the Texas border any day now...
Yep. Meanwhile those geographically challenged folks in Washington want to build a fence along the southern border of Texas...
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This is my first post on this site.

In early 2006 I retired after 26 yrs 10 mos and 10 days of service to my country as a military and civilian (DAC) employee.

I moved from NJ to TX because of the lower cost of living.

My wife and my 3 kids are enjoying the retirement life in TX. Since my retirement my wife and I have not worked and we spend our time enjoying our children, attending church, attending school activities, etc..., etc.., etc....

GOD BLESS


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