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Is it REALLY much better????

Old Jul 13th 2012, 6:50 am
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Originally Posted by feelbritish
ScottyXX is still in the honeymoon phase, give her time!
I think its just Guelph. I feel Guelph is like its lil own thing.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
You are paying less than $16.50 a month to heat your house? Is that during the current heatwave or averaged throughout the year? My modest, by North American standards, 3 bedroom house in a place without extremes of temperatures, costs around $250 a month in oil to heat averaged throughout the year. If you have a way to heat a house for <25% of that then do share will you?
Must be sharing with another 9 people or burning wood! Forgot to tell you that! My electricity is average $150/month and all my thermostats are on timers, I use energy saving bulbs and appliances!
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by scottyxx
Probably since I am from Scotland I see the worst of the UK. Every "pub" that serves food where I am from is full of people who look you up and down and judge you, and then stare at you until you leave. Hence, I don't go out at home.

Also I noticed every time I would go out at home, there would be a bar fight, where someone was bottled, or knifed, or kicked, and Ive never once seen one here.

Sure its all do do with where I am from and Scotland as opposed to England. I am sure England is quite lovely.
Ok that would definitely explain why you think it is better here - again you cannot compare apples with oranges!
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My wood was about $300 a cord... didnt use much last winter though... still, add a couple of cords to my $200+ a month oil plan...
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by feelbritish
Must be sharing with another 9 people or burning wood! Forgot to tell you that! My electricity is average $150/month and all my thermostats are on timers, I use energy saving bulbs and appliances!
I like the cold...and lots of blankets lol!
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 7:04 am
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Originally Posted by scottyxx
I like the cold...and lots of blankets lol!
10 people under a blanket is really warm!
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Originally Posted by feelbritish
10 people under a blanket is really warm!
Maybe I should try that, get the heating bill down anymore! lol. I am 5 3 my boyfriend is 6 3 he keeps me warm
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 7:09 am
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Originally Posted by iaink
My wood was about $300 a cord... didnt use much last winter though... still, add a couple of cords to my $200+ a month oil plan...
Ours is $250 a cord, we went through 3 cords last year using only wood heat (except basement which was held at 16c with baseboar heat), our elec is $150 a month but that runs a pool filter all summer
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Originally Posted by scottyxx
Maybe I should try that, get the heating bill down anymore! lol. I am 5 3 my boyfriend is 6 3 he keeps me warm
Its a false economy. Kids are the usual side effect of that kind of thing, and they at WAY more expensive than any utility bill.
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I live near proper wilderness - it's got bears, cougars, coyotes and the like in it. I don't have to drive to it either as it's only 2 doors up the road.

I have to drive to every other ****ing thing though; so I guess it's all relative.
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Originally Posted by iaink
Its a false economy. Kids are the usual side effect of that kind of thing, and they at WAY more expensive than any utility bill.
Hhaha i hope not, we have 2 kittens and thats too much! haha
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Default Re: Is it REALLY much better????

Originally Posted by scottyxx
Probably since I am from Scotland I see the worst of the UK. Every "pub" that serves food where I am from is full of people who look you up and down and judge you, and then stare at you until you leave. Hence, I don't go out at home.

Also I noticed every time I would go out at home, there would be a bar fight, where someone was bottled, or knifed, or kicked, and Ive never once seen one here.

Sure its all do do with where I am from and Scotland as opposed to England. I am sure England is quite lovely.
Sorry, but you can't tarnish the whole of "Scotland" like that. I too am from Scotland, Edinburgh actually, and it's a fantastic city - nothing like you are describing. I also have family in the Scottish Borders, and again their areas are beautiful, great schools, family oriented etc.
No idea where you are from but reading a few of your posts on various threads, it is probably best that you left as you seem to have a real downer on the place.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by dollface
Sorry, but you can't tarnish the whole of "Scotland" like that. I too am from Scotland, Glasgow actually, and it's a fantastic city - nothing like you are describing. I also have family in the Scottish Borders, and again their areas are beautiful, great schools, family oriented etc.
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I'd take Scotland over Canada
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 11:40 am
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Originally Posted by Hawk13
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I'd take Scotland over Canada
Me twa!
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Originally Posted by rdashmore
Your lumberjacking comment is blatant stereotypical
and rude.
How so? I do know a lumberjack who moved here from Europe and then back because, for him, the opportunities were better in CH but surely most lumberjacks are better off in Canada than Europe.
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