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    Quote Originally Posted by ssn679doc View Post
    That sounds like a blast... I would love to go to the PNW, but wifey is from the Seattle area and wants to stay as faaaaaaar away from her family as she can..... I think there might be some bad family dynamic going on there.... just guessing...
    I would love to go, too! I am doing a lot of research right now into the PNW being the place where I hang my hat next. I fear my corner of OH will be fracked to death in the next 5-to-10 years and I won't want to live here at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    Plus, f*ck shovelling snow.
    Pretty much my moto Having grown up in Wyoming, I've had my fill of snow.

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    Sub doc, that's why I stay on my side of the state. My family lives in Dallas, and it takes a chunk of effort to get here or there.
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    For having a sister who literally lives "around the corner" from. Seriously, she's about 6-8 houses up the street, we do a great job of avoiding one another for the most part. I also have the same type of relationship with my sister a quarter mile down the road and with the sis down in SC. I just don't talk to people much.

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    Huh, I must be a minority in that I love seeing my family. They all moved back to the same town, and I am the only one who does not live there. Hell, my brother and two sisters live in the same house about a mile from my parents. I'm 1,800 miles removed but would move home in a heartbeat if I could find a job.
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

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    Jon, Tell us a story...How did you end up in Arizona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    Yeah, I told K, "No, we are moving to FL which has no state income tax. We'll fly to NYC whenever you want to do anything on the millions we would save." She agreed that was a better plan. Plus, f*ck shovelling snow.
    Amen. I am tired of winter. I will be snowbirding to FL in about 10 years.

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    I love my dad's family and wouldn't mind living closer to them (MD and VA). I would like to live in a more moderate climate someday tho.
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    I like Clint's family way better than I like my own. Both sides are "crazy" but his family is more of the "fun" crazy. I say they put the "fun" back in dysfunctional. Mine, you just want to bitch slap to the next galaxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pebbles67 View Post
    Jon, Tell us a story...How did you end up in Arizona?
    Well, once upon a time Jon was teaching and, while he loved his students, he found most parents to be useless-as-f*ck and most administrators to be worse. The final straw was when he was told that he needed to give made up grades (participation, notebook etc) in order to make his student's grades better. Silly him thought that his grades were fine. All an A required was doing homework, classwork, and studying a little for tests. So Jon decided to join the Army because getting shot at seemed like an improvement, though there would be a severe drop in vacation time.

    Upon arriving at the reception batallion at lovely Fort Benning, GA, Jon was allowed to list his preferred duty stations. He said, rather foolishly, "I don't care, as long as it is not Korea." Apparently, all they heard was, "Korea" so after Basic Training and AIT, Jon was sent to Korea. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as Korea was a great place and Jon got to do his actual MOS (Army Job) a lot. This also meant a ton of time in the field, but eh, all is good. When it came time to leave Korea Jon called his branch manager (the person who decides where you go) and said, "Hey old buddy old pal, I'd really like to go somewhere in Georgia or at least the south east." Ah, foolish Jon.

    The branch manager then said, "Great! How about Fort Sill (Oklahoma) or Fort Huachuca (Arizona)?"

    Now, Jon used to teach Geography so was not totally unfamiliar with maps. He figured out pretty quickly that neither OK nor AZ are in the southeast. So he said, "Thank you for your offer kind sir, but really I think you are confused. I want to go to the Southeast."

    The branch manager smiled (I imagine) and said, "Perfect! How about Fort Sill or Fort Huachuca?"

    Jon said a few words beginning with "I love the Army" but sounding more like "F*ck" and said, "Well, screw OK, send me to Fort Huachuca."

    Now, upon arrival at Ft Huacucha (pronouced We-got-ya as it is the Hotel California of Army Posts) Jon was told he would be assigned to a maintenance unit. This is like Signal Gold. All they do is sit around all day drinking coffee, uh, fixing things and only deploy to nice safe areas like Kuwait. Well, this lasted 10 minutes, as upon leaving the office, Jon ran into the Sergeant Major who in a nice friendly way said, "To hell with that. You are going to a line unit." Oh frabulous joy. So Jon got sent to the 504th, which was cool as this units entire mission was to participate in dog and pony shows. Jon volunteered to be a dog.

    Well, this lasted about 3 weeks when another batallion (86th Signal "First Voice Heard!") needed one more switch operator as they were deploying. Well, Jon was the lucky winner of the 'hey, you are the only switch operator we have left, sorry dude,' lottery. So off Jon goes to do his job in the sand.

    Well, joke is on Jon, as he gets to 86th and they say, "You look just like the kind of dude who wants to drive convoy security missions for his whole deployment." Despite ensuring them this was not the case, this is what Jon ended up doing. Well, with some stints at guard duty tossed in for variety. While deployed the government gave Jon and his unit the nice gift of a 3 month extension. 12 months became 15.

    Upon arriving back in AZ, Jon had now spent approximately 37 of his first 39 months in the Army away from his spouse. This is part of the Army caring about families. Then in a fit of insanity, Jon and K decided they liked AZ (still wondering wtf was up with that). Also Jon had a job working with/for the Army. All seemed good and that my friends is how I ended up in AZ.
    somehow I manage to leave my intelligence and decorum at the door wherever I go. I doubt your journal will be an exception to that - not on the rug

    What the F&#* is a decorum? - Mr. Anthony

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