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Old 08-17-2004, 03:42 PM   #1
 
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I'm re-thinking Florida for my old age.....

After seeing the damage from hurricane Charley this weekend in Florida, I'm thinking that the Minnesota Winters may not be that bad after all.

The rental snowbird option is the one that seems to fit me. At least Hurricanes don't hit in Dec-Mar. 8)

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Re: I'm re-thinking Florida for my old age.....
Old 08-17-2004, 04:08 PM   #2
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Cut,

Old man Aurther Ritis may have a vote eventually.

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Heh, heh, heh

26 years in hurricane alley - and a May tornado in 95 took the roof off while we were sleeping and three days of rain pretty much wiped out the inside. Houses on either side were untouched - went about twenty miles and wiped out two more houses and a greyhound size RV in a toney subdivision.

When I was little my father took us to Mt. St. Helens every summer quite often, went to Y camp, Boy Scout Camp and climbed all over the mountain. Didn't do spit until 1980.

Now Mr. A. R. runs in both sides of the family - I can hardly wait.
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Old 08-17-2004, 04:59 PM   #5
 
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Hey Cut-Throat, if you are worried about hurricanes,
and especially if you would stay in Minn. because of them, you need help man. More than this site can provide

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I spent a couple of weeks in florida here and there. After getting nearly knocked down by the humidity and after getting the TAIL end of the hurricanes up in new england, I decided the southwest was a better idea.
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Moving from Denver to New Orleans - the humidity took a while to get comfortable with - of course - in my old age, we run the A/C. Went the first fifteen years with a whole house fan - if we wanted A/C before ER - we could always go to work.
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I lived in Florida for about 25 years and we had a few 'canes once and a while but mostly it was just an excuse to get off of work/school and party.

With 2 huge (cat 4 and 5) multi-billion dollar storms is the last 11 years it makes you wonder if there are more big ones in the future doesn't it?

Kinda' remands me of the equities markets!
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