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Old 11-11-2008, 11:24 PM   #41
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Welllll - about 20 miles north of Corvallis is Monmouth - same weather, smaller town, smaller school - Western Oregon University. Happen to know of the best deal on the low-priced spreads right now: 3 bdrm, 1240' 1915 home

Only problem is, the owner's honey hangs out on interweb forums all day trolling for suck...., er, just the most discerning of buyers to let him get out of the rental business.
So, is Monmouth still a dry town? I remember when I was in school folks had to hop over to Independence to buy booze. (I went to OSU).
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:54 AM   #42
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So, is Monmouth still a dry town? I remember when I was in school folks had to hop over to Independence to buy booze. (I went to OSU).
Nope - can get beer and wine there now as of 5-10 years ago. 'Bout all the bars are in Indy though. One lone sports bar in Monmouth.
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You also want to be self-reliant in case he needs your help for any reason.

I'd just have him take you out after the first snow. Find a good, flat, open parking lot and practice. My dad did this with me the year I got my learner's permit. He had me put the car into a skid, take it out of a skid, put it into a skid, take it out of a skid -- for about two hours.

I'm real good on snow. I was always invited on the college ski trips because I was one of the only folks who knew how to drive in it. (Didn't snow much where I grew up).

You can do it!
Thanks for the encouragement!! I can sure try, and you're right - - I should, and I will.
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I went to MSU in Springfield ~30 years ago. We had a 28" snowstorm in the winter of 1978-1979. It shut the city down for four days. Luckily we lived two blocks from Brown Derby liquor store and the Bamboo Inn, or it would have been a real disaster.
I was snowed in at work for three days because of that storm...

In southern Indiana, the piles of snow moved off the roads didn't melt until April...
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