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Are You Happy You Made The Move To California?

Old Sep 8th 2014, 5:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
".... North to Barstow, turn left ..... " Are you sure? "North, then left" means west, and that puts you on the road to Bakersfield, but Fort Irwin is NE of Barstow.
I was going by memory -- but I just took a look at Google Maps -- I-15 heads north towards Las Vegas -- but it is kind of heading east in Barstow -- and one does make a left off of I-15 towards Ft Irwin -- north out of Barstow.

The story had it that when Fort Irwin was established, it was placed where it was because one could aim an artillery piece in any direction at maximum elevation without fear of actually hitting anything and causing damage.

The weather at the post was interesting -- to quote Robin Williams in "Good Morning, Vietnam" it was "hot, damn hot" but it was NOT "wet."
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Old Sep 8th 2014, 7:58 pm
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Originally Posted by N1cky View Post
Too wide a question, CA is huge, so it depends what area, and what kind of person you are, if you'll have jobs...

To purely answer your question. We hated living in Los Angeles, but love living in the Bay Area.
Could you tell me what you like about living in the bay area?
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Originally Posted by md95065 View Post
OK, so you *are* moving to California but the question isn't about *you* moving to California because you want other people to talk about *their* experiences but *you* "don't want to talk about" yourself ...
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa View Post
So much negativity in your positive energy....

Toodles!
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Old Sep 8th 2014, 9:45 pm
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I too am in SD. Moved over for my husband's Post Doc. We've been here for almost 3 years. He LOVES it and I know he will cry when we have to leave. I too am happy enough but I think because I know we will be moving again that I haven't really allowed myself to think of it as home. It is so darn expensive here that no matter what we know we will be moving on to find a new 'forever' home. Probably not the UK, just somewhere else./
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Do you have to leave?
Where else would you consider?

I'm moving back to Dana Point which, as you may know, is just up the road a bit in O.C.
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Old Sep 8th 2014, 11:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Gillymonkey View Post
I too am in SD. Moved over for my husband's Post Doc. He LOVES it and I know he will cry when we have to leave. It is so darn expensive here that no matter what we know we will be moving on.
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Do you have to leave?
Where else would you consider?
I'm moving back to Dana Point which, as you may know, is just up the road a bit in O.C.
Surely you're not suggesting Dana Point as a viable option for the OP?

Cost of Living Comparison: compare San Diego, California to Dana Point, California

Cost of Living Comparison: compare Dana Point, California to San Diego, California
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No. I wasn't.

Just mentioning it in passing
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....guess they can dream....no cost there
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Originally Posted by S Folinsky View Post
I was going by memory -- but I just took a look at Google Maps -- I-15 heads north towards Las Vegas -- but it is kind of heading east in Barstow -- and one does make a left off of I-15 towards Ft Irwin -- north out of Barstow. ....
Sorry, yes, that makes sense: north to Barstow, follow the road, then take a left to Fort Irwin.
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I wasn't commenting on the OPs situation, just answering how we've found CA.
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Originally Posted by Gillymonkey View Post
I wasn't commenting on the OPs situation, just answering how we've found CA.
So we have the first nominee of the day for the "Boiler's WhoTF are you responding to?" award.
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We don't know the OP's situation, as they refuse to tell us.

I thought Gilly was just responding to the thread title.
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Surely you're not suggesting Dana Point as a viable option for the OP?
Whoops...my mistake - should have said ".....viable option for Gillie", not - for the OP.

Sorry for confusion
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Old Sep 9th 2014, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
We don't know the OP's situation, as they refuse to tell us.

I thought Gilly was just responding to the thread title.
Yup Sally, you got it.

I think the others are all just easily confused
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