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Movin to the country
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MountainGoat    Posted 04-17-2003 at 10:01:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Born and partially raised in the hills of Pa & WV. Pops lost his job cause coal mine shut down - relocated to Florida. Been here for about 18 years. I hate it! It is too darn hot and you can see Miami from Tallahassee cause the land is so flat. Not to mention that the is absolutely no season change here. Don't get me wrong it is a beautiful place for me to visit but not to live. I yearn for mountain country again. I vacation in the mountains often but now I think it is time to relocate.

I am single and just turning 30 in May. I am looking for the simple life. I don't want to marry a city-slicker and raise children in the city or even the small town I live in. Again - not there is anything wrong with it - I don't want it for my children. I was raised country and I see my neices growing up without the same innocense I had as a child.

Anywho - I was looking into Western North Carolina or Eastern Tennessee. Tennessean - please don't let this ruffle them pretty little feathers - I am looking to live deep within the country where city-slickers are too afraid to visit. If anyone has any advise on locations please reply!
Thank ya'll!

donna in wv    Posted 04-18-2003 at 12:52:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
moved to quinwood w.v. about 1 year ago and this is the best place i've ever lived and being an air force "brat" i've seen the good ,the bad and the UGLY.quinwood is a small town on charmco mountain and love it here we have a mini-farm{less than 10 acres}and there are about 250 people who live here.i have a few beef cows,lots of chickens[some for eggs and some for eating],turkeys,2 dogs and a few cats .when we moved here all we had were our in laws but when we pulled the u haul into town about 10 of my father in laws friends showed up to help unload the truck and by the time they were done my fridge had more dishes than we could eat in a week and we discover that the had tilled all our fields and even walked out back with hubby to show him the sunny spots for tomatoes.try getting that kind of help in a have lived in w.v. so why don't you come on home they done call this almost heaven without good reason!!

Jimbob    Posted 04-17-2003 at 15:21:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
reading your post is like I'm looking into a mirror. Dumped nasty Detroit 25 years ago & moved to northern MI. Never liked the girls city slicker games & married a farm girl up north. Never looked back.
Go for it, life has been good to me in the country! Or should I say 'Gods Country'. Independance is important as you can depend upon your family & the land that helps support you- again a gift from God.

BOSS    Posted 04-17-2003 at 15:05:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where in PA ?, I was born in Canonsburg, near Washington.

MountainGoat    Posted 04-18-2003 at 04:58:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was born in Waynesburg hospital - I have family in Carmichaels, Clarksville, Fredricktown, G.I. Town, Pittsburgh, and I'm sure about a hundred other places. It's a small world - huh?!

Juliana    Posted 04-17-2003 at 14:33:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey Girl! I just up and moved here to Chuckey, Tenn. just a few days ago. Lived in Fla. for 25 years and, like you, hated it. So here I am with my daughter. We are in the Smokeys and not a flat thing in sight! We have cows out the front and cows in the back and hear some roosters, that's about it. Good luck.

DeadCarp - google search    Posted 04-17-2003 at 13:11:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why not start trying a search in Google? In my cyber-wanderings i've come across several pages of people who have bailed out of cities, traffic, threats, crime etc. Just open and start typing words that appeal to you like country living, simple life, mountain life etc. :)

MountainGoat    Posted 04-17-2003 at 11:53:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks ya'll for your replies. Thanks for the encouragement. I plan to make a move within about a year. It is just kinda scary being a single female with no family - uprooting yourself from all that you know to start a new life elsewhere. I generally know that most country people will welcome you with open arms unless they see you as a threat to their community. I think finding a job will be the hardest part. But - I have faith.
Again, thank you for your replies.

Ana    Posted 04-17-2003 at 15:16:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I admire your courage, and wish you well. I married a city boy a million years ago and have paid for it dearly ever since. Look for that guy with your brain, not other parts of your body, and you'll do better. BE BRAVE!

newgen    Posted 04-17-2003 at 16:36:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Drag him out to the country anyway!! Show him how to operate a wheelbarrow and go from there!!

toolman    Posted 04-17-2003 at 11:59:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
good luck , have fun and enjoy , thats all that matters .

toolman    Posted 04-17-2003 at 11:10:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
from somebody who lives in the north (far north)compared to you i would stay south like the others said , but i do know what your saying and wish you good luck , i couldn,t live in a city or even a town , farther out the better sometimes i think.

Ron/PA    Posted 04-17-2003 at 10:19:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can still come home to the hills of PA. Where we have areas that the locals are afraid to visit!LOL
But if I were in your shoes, I'd stay further south like you are planning, the milder winters are wayyyy better than ours.
If it weren't for family, maple sap, and a farm that's been in the family since the 1700's I'd join you.

Virginia ain't bad    Posted 04-17-2003 at 10:12:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

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