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“..I got my mind set on you..
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Patria    Posted 11-29-2003 at 14:39:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
..but it's gonna take money
A whole lotta spending money
It's gonne take plenty of money
To do it right child”

hm..yeah, I like this song by George Harrison[RIP], and you know?, my husband has a song for just about anything and everything. He'll start singing some tune when we are talking and he needs to make a point. So I thought about this one now that he got a job offer from California., I don't know, never thought that at this point in my life I would have to move from PR. He's just waiting for me to say yes, let's go!

For me it's like if I set foot there it's going to be 'for the rest of my life'. It's good money, very good money i'd say.

He can't get a decent job here. When he moved from Holland to PR two years ago we thought it would be easier for him to fill a possition similar to what he used to do there. He's a chemist, and his forte is pet food. It has something to do with making recomendations to plant management on better operational procedures and stuff like that, testing and so on..

Nothing here. And his spanish is not there yet.
I'm sorry guys but I'm out of my mind with this.
I mean, don't get me wrong, I just love California, but..I'll need to start over again. Also my husband, I know, but it seems so easy for him to do..

I really need some input to help me out a bit here, positive or negative. Although, I believe I should pack and go..

Have any of you had to start over again when you thought the time was right but only to think about retirement?


andy    Posted 11-30-2003 at 07:50:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just remember when you are judging how good the money is, California is out of this world expensive when it comes to housing. He will need to make significantly more $, just for you to maintain your existing life style. Best of luck on the left coast.

magpie    Posted 11-30-2003 at 06:09:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where is PR?

it is..    Posted 11-30-2003 at 07:17:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Puerto Rico.

Battleeborn    Posted 11-29-2003 at 21:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is he going to work for Purina? If so, the word is they are going to move to Nevada (near Reno), which would be a good thing. Northern California, for the most part, is not a bad place to live. Just stay away from The Bay and The Valley.

Stan TN    Posted 11-29-2003 at 19:12:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I served a 33 year sentence in CA. Been out now for 7 and ain't goin' back. Come and get me copper!

cowgirlj    Posted 11-29-2003 at 19:03:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, remember me? I packed up and moved to Colorado from my home land, less than a year ago.
Follow your heart honey! Life is meant to be lived. Experienced. You only get one life. Live it being happy!

I'll just get Cody to change the honey moon plans to California instead of PR. He was just there fighting fires not too long ago. I could have come along for the visit if you had been there. Besides, if you move to California you'd be an easy 2 day drive from us.

Ret    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:27:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Patria you didn't mention where in Ca, does make a difference. I spent 30 yrs in the bay area until 99 when I left it. If it is up north, as we used to say, your husband better be making $150,000 for you to go there. Bay area homes are at a low of about $450,000.I am talking about a home 40 yrs old and small. Taxes will be HIGH. Fuel is high. And, you better like wall to wall people. sorry to tell you this, but that is the way it is Homes are a little cheaper in the southern part of the state. Worse than wall to wall people

big fred    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:19:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, California has a lot to offer, and as long as you stay outa the greater Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palm Springs or San Diego areas, it's not so heavily populated. You already speak Spanish, so you got an advantage over lots of us. Yup, it can take a lot of money to retire, if you want retirement to be more than subsistence. After you both retire, you could move back to PR if you wished, couldn't you?

deadcarp    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:17:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
california? bring money and arrange a great set of wheels cuz you'll either be driving or paying $25/day on train fare. or both. my son lives in simi valley and that's what he does. rent is about $1200/month and you'll need first & last month & security deposit so there goes 4 grand. figure everything big costs at least double. maybe not an issue but i've decided california is for young people who don't mind stress. we came home after 30 years out there. decidedly slower pace here. ya only go around once :)

I'll come back at..    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:45:12       [Reply]  [No Email] all later, gotta go out now. I'll be back in two hours.

I hear you DC, a slower pace is what I need now...

All the gold..    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:01:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
in California,is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name.

Les    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:20:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
And that's likely where it'll stay.
Patria, you get my email? When ya coming to NH?

Patria    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:38:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Got it!
We are planning the trip for the summer.
You asked me what do I want to see in NH?
I would love to mingle among the locals, just do what the normal ppl like to do. No turists traps please:-)

Les    Posted 11-29-2003 at 15:47:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are no normal people in NH. We all work in the tourist trade.

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