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Comments On - Moving Time


oh I can't imagine moving
Kristin, upper sandusky, OH
Posted: 11/19/2010 9:46:11 PM
Ha, I'm thinking an artic circle trip would be just a bit much. I too am trying to live as simple as I can being in Urban town USA. Walmart is 2 miles away, Lowe's three miles away, and being surrounded within one mile by tons of fast food places makes for a difficult time to stick to the simple life style. I'm not sure that I could live without a car, but there are days when my truck never leaves the barn (garage).

I really do like working in the yard and garden. I am always in process of working on a project even through my Urban Ranch is a very small 50X100. I have five raised garden beds with enough room for two more. I've started into vertical growing. I call it my urban backyard biointensive vertical raised bed growing experient. It sounds pretty impressive but it's nothing more than a pile of compost with landscaping timbers around it and a few long sticks poked in the pile.

I too used to be the go to guy for the heavy lifting during a move, but the knees just won't take it any more.

Have a great Italy day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 11/19/2010 6:21:52 AM
Hi David,

Cool! Could you drive over here and give a hand next Thursday? I suppose you'll need to put studded tires on, because you'll need to pass over the Artic Circle.

I remember what it was like to have truck and lots of friends who always seemed to have a need for assistance moving this or that large thing. I'm sort of a big apelike guy with long arms, so my specialty was being the guy that could pick up the refrigerator or couch and maneuver it down to the truck.

Boy do I know how lucky I was to make my decision to move here to Italy and change my lifestyle. I live on less than a third of the monthly cash that I used to need just to stay afloat. Not having a car or truck or both these days saves a ton of money. I used to eat out a lot, but nowdays we eat at home essentially always. The food's better, more the way I like it, and way less expensive. I sort of miss the adventure, but I really enjoy saving the time. It's not that growing a bunch of vegetables really save so much hard cash, but it does really contribute to the quality and emotional satisfaction with the meal eating routine.

There are almost no self storage places here in Italy, and boy do they need them. Know anybody with an extra million or so to invest in the building of a chain of Italian storage facilities? Pretty much a sure thing. The Italians are log term experts at moving in with relatives and every body needs a little extra space. Individuals living alone are really rare here.
Rick, Rapallo, YT
Posted: 11/18/2010 10:21:25 AM
Are you making any headway on moving. I have a Ford Ranger pickup truck and folks here know that I love to help move things. This time of year is a busy time for moving.

Have a great moving day.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 11/18/2010 5:29:32 AM
Ah, yes, moving. I am retired and get the call to help folks move all the time. Always there seems to be stairs involved. Never 200 but sometimes the third floor apartment. Times are getting harder and harder here so people are using storage for their stuff and moving in with relatives. It's virtually impossible to live alone if single because of the wages rent unbalance. Folks are losing jobs much more than the news reports. It makes all the more sense to be as self suffient as possible. I'm definitely working toward that goal.

Have a great moving day. It is a wonderful thing to dream about how to fix up new places isn't it.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 11/13/2010 7:08:43 AM

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