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Are You Happy You Made The Move To California?

Old Sep 9th 2014, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Hotscot View Post
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.
Yes we have to leave. We are on J visas at the moment (non-immigrant) and even if OH were to get a new job with a new visa we wouldn't stay in SD because of the high cost of living. I want to buy a house and we just could not afford to do it here. Looking to move somewhere with a more sensible cost of living. We are pretty open about where so just need to see where he gets offers once we finish up here.
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Old Sep 9th 2014, 5:47 pm
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Good luck! And keep us updated.
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Old Sep 9th 2014, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Hotscot View Post
Good luck! And keep us updated.
We've got another 2 years or so before this happens.
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Just pop in for a chat now and again then
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Old Sep 10th 2014, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by markonline1 View Post
Yeah of course. I worked for BAA, an ex government owned organization where there were plenty of people that had worked there for 20 years plus and everyone was under worked and over paid. A prime recipe for moaning LOL.
what is your new job if you don't mind me asking?
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Old Sep 10th 2014, 8:22 pm
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what is your new job if you don't mind me asking?
I had hoped to try and get back into aviation, but I only have a little regional airport that just never hires and working for a FOB operator pays not much more than minimum wage. I'm currently running the security department at a large resort nearby, not what I want to do but it helps pay the bills. Also just started working for myself as an iCracked iTech sorting out people's iPhones, iPads, Galaxy's and the like. Working for myself, selling, marketing, all stuff I've never done before and quite enjoying it
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I had hoped to try and get back into aviation, but I only have a little regional airport that just never hires and working for a FOB operator pays not much more than minimum wage. I'm currently running the security department at a large resort nearby, not what I want to do but it helps pay the bills. Also just started working for myself as an iCracked iTech sorting out people's iPhones, iPads, Galaxy's and the like. Working for myself, selling, marketing, all stuff I've never done before and quite enjoying it
can you iCrack me a new iphone 6?
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can you iCrack me a new iphone 6?
Nope. But if you break it, I can fix it
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Old Sep 11th 2014, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by markonline1 View Post
Also just started working for myself as an iCracked iTech sorting out people's iPhones, iPads, Galaxy's and the like. Working for myself, selling, marketing, all stuff I've never done before and quite enjoying it
Good for you. A son of ours has been doing something similar for some time, and like him, you will find that word of mouth will bring you plenty of work. I wish you well.
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can you iCrack me a new iphone 6?
Verizon offers iPhone 6 for free - Sep. 9, 2014
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Old Sep 11th 2014, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Gillymonkey View Post
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./
Where were you living before you moved to SD? Although we were a bit shocked at the price/quality of housing we've found it to be quite reasonable (moved over in April). Aside from property, what do you find expensive?
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Old Sep 11th 2014, 6:26 pm
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Where were you living before you moved to SD? Although we were a bit shocked at the price/quality of housing we've found it to be quite reasonable (moved over in April). Aside from property, what do you find expensive?
We lived in Glasgow so the cost of living is significantly higher. Rent alone is over double what we used to have to pay and that is before other costs. I guess if you come from the South East then it would seem reasonable.

One other thing we find expensive is food, this is partly because we like to cook properly and fresh fruit/veg is more costly in a lot of places. If you want to eat rubbish it is cheap, if it is good for you it is not.

Don't get me started on the cost of flights to the UK!
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Old Sep 12th 2014, 9:41 am
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Hahah, yeah, the cost of fresh food is insane compared to the manufactured rubbish. I wasn't living in the UK before I moved there and the price of food is a bit cheaper than where I was. Our rent is about the same for a much bigger place (but I was dreaming of something bigger/nicer but had to get realistic because of the prices).
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That's not bad if you have a 4 or 4S, not so good if you have anything newer. Although you only get the 16gb model which is nowhere near big enough for the new iPhone.
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That's not bad if you have a 4 or 4S, not so good if you have anything newer. Although you only get the 16gb model which is nowhere near big enough for the new iPhone.
Waited up last night to join the ATT online queue to order the 6 for my hubby. He needs it for his job, so it's tax deductible so that makes it a little better, but dropping $300 on a phone is no fun.

I'm not due an upgrade until next September as I got the 5c on release, I'm not convinced on the size anyway, so I'll wait and see.

Daughter wants an iPhone for Christmas, she's not on a contract at the moment, so at least that won't be too expensive.
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