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Old 04-16-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
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Starting Over Again!

Hey folks!
It's been a few years since I last visited here. I still have an unrestored '57 Overlander who deserves a better home, as I lost the friend who was going to help me with the project. Since that time, I separated, then divorced from my husband. I went back to college to learn a new vocation and graduated last May. The pay here is ridiculously low however, and I'm not interested in wasting my life commuting on a dangerous road to make a better salary. So I've come to the conclusion that I need to sell my house and move. I want to move to the Rockies!!
I am interested in Az, Nm, Co and Wy... And I have to make a decision soon. My "problem" is that I have a lot of animals and I'm not sure I can get- or afford rent, and buying a house is a big risk when I haven't lived out there yet.... So the idea of living in a travel trailer for a while has re-entered my mind!! I can try to find work and find places that I like, and I can pack up and move if I have to!! If I ever find where I want to be, I can still take the trailer out camping- or to the wonderful Resto Rally in Albuequerque...
Anyway, I just wanted to say "hey" and check in
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #2
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Welcome back! Sounds like you are making some good plans. If you live in your Airstream I know you will save on having to sink money into brick and mortar. The housing market here in Colorado is fiercely expensive right now. Good luck and please keep us all posted on what you decide to do.
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Old 04-16-2016, 12:59 PM   #3
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Welcome back. We look forward to hearing about your progress. Good luck in your endeavor.

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Old 04-16-2016, 01:19 PM   #4
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Some familiar faces and some new ones I look forward to hopefully going full-stream by Fall! It's been a dream and why not? I hope I can pull it off.
Thanks for the support.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:14 PM   #5
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Rae, I wish you all the luck in the world! Good to see another lady with the "grit" to make changes and look for the life you deserve. Congratulations on your graduation and good luck in your new vocation. Hope to hear more from you. Evelyn.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:18 PM   #6
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You have a lot on your plate.

Think things thru, take them slowly, and good luck.


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Old 04-16-2016, 04:24 PM   #7
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Hey Rae - there you are! - wondered whatever happened to you - now I know - ah yes life's challenges and changes ! - let us know if your resto rally friends can help

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Good luck. Hope everything works out for you. I will keep you in my prayers.
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:08 PM   #11
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A lot to consider

Baby steps but a lot of them... LOL
Will be making some seriously huge decisions in the next few months and hopefully smart ones!
Will definitely keep y'all post d as I navigate this next journey.
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There are a number of us here who have started over, either by choice or circumstance, and we're here to tell ya it can be done successfully.

Baby steps sound good.


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Old 04-19-2016, 01:50 PM   #13
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The Denver area is booming and so are housing costs. The CG's around Denver are either expensive, or slightly less so and undesirable. Santa Fe is nice, but also expensive and NM salaries may not be so good. With oil, gas and coal all down in price, Wyo. is suffering. Arizona is a place I prefer to stay away from, but you may differ. On the western slope of Colorado, housing is much cheaper but salaries are 80% of Denver.

It seems best to pick a place you feel good in and then see if housing and jobs meet your needs. You are mobile enough to check out several places so long as the money holds out.

Are you snow adverse? They just had a foot in Denver last weekend, though it melted fast. We are accustomed to winter (actually there's less of it where we are compared to Denver), but as a resident of Fla., it may be a shock. NM can have big winter, but mostly drought these past several years. Santa Fe is cooler than hot Albuquerque and very busy, but prettier too.

Starting out anew is always daunting, but you already have skills you didn't have the first time(s) you started out. Good luck with your version 2.0 (or 3, or 4…).

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Good for you to embrace change!! Good luck to you on whatever you decide to do. I'm sure it will all work out perfectly!!
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