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Anything good about living in the USA??

Old Dec 20th 2005, 9:07 pm
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OK so cheer me up please...what's good about living in the USA?? For me first is my husband's here coz his paycheck's delivered here...second you can turn right on a red and errr third err I'm thinking oh yeah...errrr I'm still thinking....
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Old Dec 20th 2005, 9:11 pm
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In most places the houses are cheaper.
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Old Dec 20th 2005, 9:14 pm
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In most places the houses are cheaper.
yeah to a point but the building here is crap with a capital K and you get what you pay for. Certainly in Houston to be in the nice part of town is big bucks
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OK so cheer me up please...what's good about living in the USA?? For me first is my husband's here coz his paycheck's delivered here...second you can turn right on a red and errr third err I'm thinking oh yeah...errrr I'm still thinking....

Um yes theres quite a lot I like about it actually (most are material things though):

- I own a big ass truck
- I own a big ass RV
- I own a house twice the size of what we had in the UK in grounds 4 times the size for half the cost. (Of course this does mean I have to use a lawn tractor but small sacrifices eh)
- I have 250+ days of sunshine per year.
- I live an hour from barbados.
- I live get to explore the USA....if only I had several lifetimes to see it all.
- I get to experience life in another vastly different culture to our own.
- I've met a lot of people I wouldnt have met if Id stayed in the UK.
- I've got more money and less stress now. (granted the stress was high at the start but now we know how to work the systems here instead of fighting them its a whooole lot easier)
- Our daughter gets to do a lot of things she'd never do in the UK.



Out of interest how long have you been here?
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yeah bigger is not always better I know that living in Tx...true we are so close to Barbados, go there often so that's very true so see you've put a on my face and tks!
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Old Dec 20th 2005, 9:23 pm
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Out of interest how long have you been here?[/QUOTE]

Nearly 4 l-o-n-g years...almost a life sentence..lol sorry to be so negative. I have travelled the world and England was and is home. Every time I landed at Heathrow I was so pleased and fortunate I was born a Brit and proud to be a Brit... the world loves us. My husband (Texan, bless he can't help that) really feels the animosity when we have travelled....the poor Americans are not popular worldwide but that's not my prob I'm just saying I'm proud to be a Brit and even more so to be a scouser.
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Originally Posted by TruBrit
. Certainly in Houston to be in the nice part of town is big bucks
Even in the nicer parts (Galleria anyway) it's still crap.

Good Points -

1) I appreciate everywhere else i've lived much more now.
2) I'll get back to you
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Originally Posted by TruBrit
Nearly 4 l-o-n-g years...almost a life sentence..lol sorry to be so negative. I have travelled the world and England was and is home. Every time I landed at Heathrow I was so pleased and fortunate I was born a Brit and proud to be a Brit... the world loves us. My husband (Texan, bless he can't help that) really feels the animosity when we have travelled....the poor Americans are not popular worldwide but that's not my prob I'm just saying I'm proud to be a Brit and even more so to be a scouser.
Well im proud to be British and I love the place, but I'm not sure the world loves us though.

You just got to make the best of it here and see that there are positives. The worst thing you can do is compare it to the UK as they are so different. Ultimately though we all have a place we prefer to call home and just consider that one day you'll be back there. Then you can enjoy your time here for what it is...simply an (very) extended vacation in another country to lap up the sights and experiences and take them back home with you when you go.
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
Well im proud to be British and I love the place, but I'm not sure the world loves us though.

You just got to make the best of it here and see that there are positives. The worst thing you can do is compare it to the UK as they are so different. Ultimately though we all have a place we prefer to call home and just consider that one day you'll be back there. Then you can enjoy your time here for what it is...simply an (very) extended vacation in another country to lap up the sights and experiences and take them back home with you when you go.
Thanks for that and you are right to look at the positives...that's my new yrs resolution :-) I don't compare it to the UK that's not fare. Anywhere I've travelled to I look at the country for what it is and if I want Spain I go to Spain if I want the UK I go there...lol so many Mexicans here you'd think I'd moved to Mexico not the USA..lol We still have a place in Surrey and that's home. Sadly tho' home for me wont be for a good few years unless I go awol :-) Tks for your sensible honest reply, I appreciate it..
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Originally Posted by Fitz750
Even in the nicer parts (Galleria anyway) it's still crap.

Good Points -

1) I appreciate everywhere else i've lived much more now.
2) I'll get back to you

Seems you know the area pretty well, where are you living??
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[QUOTE=Fitz750]Even in the nicer parts (Galleria anyway) it's still crap.



I was meaning River Oaks area inside 610 but you are right it is crap
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Originally Posted by TruBrit
Seems you know the area pretty well, where are you living??
I live along Postoak.

Sorry to be so negative but i also find it very difficult to find any positives here. It's more of a "something missing from life" here experience than anything else i've found.

Enjoy the Mexican food here though
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Originally Posted by Fitz750
I live along Postoak.

Sorry to be so negative but i also find it very difficult to find any positives here. It's more of a "something missing from life" here experience than anything else i've found.

Enjoy the Mexican food here though
OK I know Post Oak. We are inside the loop off Memorial, opp the park. I'm glad you made your comment as with hardly any BE's from Houston it makes it seem like I am a complete moaning bitch...yeah love the mexican food...almost tex-mex but tasty..my new yrs resolution is to stop moaning...
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1. Porn shopsand strip clubs in abundance
2. erm, nicer summers
3. struggling,
4. I have a house with a pool twice the size of the one I had in Cambridge for the same price - unfortunatly its in North Carolina
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I find there's something MAJOR missing here too... It's all just a little too boring!
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