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Discussion in 'New England' started by PaulC, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Formula 3

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    My wife has been offered a great position in Boston, I just took a new job in Houston, how is the job market in the financial services/sales industry. Any help would be great since we are set to close on a house in Houston on Thursday of this week. Thanks
     
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  3. Ashman

    Ashman Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Can't comment on job market for financial services in Boston, but be prepared for MAJOR sticker shock on housing prices between Houston and Boston. Get an understanding of what it will cost to buy a house in Boston suburbs that is equivalent to your place in Houston before your wife finalizes her deal.

    Boston is a great place to live, no matter the cost!

    John
     
  4. Doody

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    understatement of the week ;)

    here's what you need to do:

    * go to your local drug store (cvs, wallgreens - whatever you've got where you are).

    * buy a big tub of KY Jelly. no that lame-o little tube - but the industrial-strength tub.

    * stop at home depot and pick up a 2x6 or 2x10 - your call.

    * go home and practice lubing up the lumber and sticking it up your ass. keep doing that, gradually reducing the amount of KY you use to zero.

    * decide if you like that.

    * then you'll be ready to shop for real estate in boston

    :)

    there are certainly worse places in the country to have to buy a home, but it's pretty painful these days.

    doody.
     
  5. enjoythemusic

    enjoythemusic F1 World Champ

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    LOL!!!! There is a REASON why they call it Taxachusettes. Movie to tax free, easy car insurance New Hampster. Live, Freeze and Die is our motto ;-)
     
  6. racerx

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    if you don't mind locking your car away for 6 months, then dodging potholes and unfriendly smokeys when you can take it out of hibernation come on down. Below freezing here today, a forecast that had called for snow and with baseball season started.
    T
     
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  8. enjoythemusic

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    Racerx,

    Snow predicted? Had snow this AM and now is a scorching Speedo wearing 38F here in the foothills of the Monadnock region. Think i better get on some SPF45 :)
     
  9. Doody

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    it's not THAT bad!

    my 550 was in storage for a grand total of 55 days this past winter. the winter before was maybe another week or two. the winter before that i drove my 996TT through the whole winter.

    it was nice today in the sun :)

    doody
     
  10. racerx

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    Doody, it is THAT bad. My car has worn its columbia parka (2 layers thick waterproof plastic and car length thick polar fleece since november with only bi-weekly jaunts to push the fluids around followed by 1 hour of me freezing my arse off pouring water on it to remove the salt.

    Now i am waiting for 3 days in a row of 60+ so that i can do the timing belt and wash and wax. Maybe i'll see you guys in the fall.

    As to the gentleman in TX, You probably don't have enough prestone in your veins, just buy a timeshare south of princeville.

    T
     
  11. TCM

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    Doody for State Representative!! You summed up this state in a matter of 10 sentences, lol.
     
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  13. AtomikPunk

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  14. PaulC

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    Doody, I really enjoyed your description, and I have decided that I do not want any type of board, post or anything that will give me splinters shoved up my butt.

    Steven, I have a good friend from Hollis NH and she says I would have to be on crack to move to NH from TX where it was a sunny 76 degrees yesterday.

    My brother lives in Portland ME and he thinks I am entirely too much of a candy a$$ to live up north again. I think he is probably right. I have a great job here in TX and I am not very interested in moving unless my wife makes enough to support both of us. That way I can work to buy my 355 back.

    Thanks
     
  15. Suzyq

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    Ah well, so much for recruiting a potential taxpayer.

    You boys remind me of a funny quote from a very old movie:

    Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

    Reverend Rosenkrantz: "O Almighty God, hear us, we beseech Thee, and bring succor and guidance to those we are about to bring to Your divine notice. First we are thinking of Mary Walaber. She is only 19 years old, but she is keeping company with a soldier from Fort Dayton. He's a Massachusetts man, and Thou knowest no good can come of that."

    Doody?
     
  16. Doody

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    ROTFL!

    doody.
     
  17. scott61

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    If Kerry wins he will turn all Of America into one big Taxachussets. Please Ameica listen from someone from Mass, Do not vote Kerry, If you must vote but hate Bush, Vote Nader.
     
  18. enjoythemusic

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    Well, the good news is that for around 9 months of the year there are these amazingly seductive roads only a handful of minutes away from me. A wide variety of properly angled roads with twisties and elevation changes. After driving i seem to always want to exclaim "Disney World can kiss my a$$."

    Have lived in various parts of Florida, Napa California, Atlanta... and must say the roads near me allow for a VARIETY of choices. Do you want straights with only elevation changes? Tight twisties? A mix of both? Slow long turns? A mix of all the above?

    Of course the true "optimum" time is only about 6 months long, yet those 6 months of Prime Time with good air/road temps make up for the 2-3 months of total crap (and 3 months of a mix). i prefer this over flat and boring Florida roads. Straight speed bores me to death and prefer the twisties. This also explains my current project of instaillng better suspension, seats and harness system.
     
  19. enjoythemusic

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    That pic was from last year i presume?
     

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