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Old 07-11-2014, 09:10 PM   #15
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Letitia,

I asked Steve why FL would be under water, no answer.
I think this might be a reference to rising sea levels. Global warming and all that totally not FGRV related stuff we try to avoid getting into on this forum.

With possibly a dash of the large population sucking the water table out from under the land so it drops into a Florida sized sink hole.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:39 PM   #16
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Every single day of life is a gift. Doesn't matter if you are a Toddler... or looking at your golden years.

I'm looking to my future too. My one and only kid wouldn't want my STUFF to become an estate problem. Although I think that's "pay back." I'm ready to claim SS, even if I don't, I can. Everything in your life can become an anchor or a sail... only YOU can decide.

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Old 07-11-2014, 11:58 PM   #17
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Florida ( parts anyway ) will be underwater due to climate change and rising sea levels.
Maybe nobody answered because nobody wants another "towing with a Prius" thread.
gezz Glenn didnt you hear climate change is just a bunch of hog wash! But then again your best not to buy any homes on the waterfront in Vancouver either
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Old 07-12-2014, 04:54 AM   #19
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Florida Waterfront Property and my Dad

My dad had a saying, "Watch what they do, not what they say."

In that vain, Al Gore bought a huge waterfront mansion.....

He had another saying "Reality always wins, it's not if but when".

In that vain there has been no temperature increase in 18 years and global sea ice coverage is the highest in 30 years.

As the man in Stratford-upon-Avon, England said "The truth will out".

I miss my Dad....
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:57 AM   #20
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Norm and Jimmy,

I have just sold my house and started fulltiming, though my situation is different. Five years ago, my now ex-wife left and I became a single parent of an Autistic daughter. For the last 4 years my daughter has been attending regular college in FL with an independent living skills program on the side. She has her own apartment and wants to live and work in FL.

As part of the original divorce agreement, we planned to sell the house after 5 years. It is too large for just me and my daughter loves FL and does not want to freeze in MA. The house went on the market and sold in 6 days. I worked all nights and weekends to clean it out. Amazing how much completely useless stuff one accumulates.

I came to fiberglass trailers via the tinyhouse blog and am also very interested in low impact living. I have been planning to fulltime in a trailer for 2 years now, but had not set a start date. The sale of the house did that for me.

It took 3 nights of sleeping in the trailer and getting stuff arranged for it to feel like home. I was surprised the transition was so easy.

Jessica will be joining me shortly, as she is in the process of selling her house in CT. We are looking at a bigger trailer (Escape, Bigfoot), though I would hate to part with the Casita.

I hope we will meet you two sometime on the road. We plan to travel quite a bit after an etended stay in FL to help my daughter transition from school to work. We will come back to FL to see my daughter and to CT to see Jessica's kids.

You two have been a source of constant inspiration and I am freely stealing from your modifications list

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In that vain there has been no temperature increase in 18 years and global sea ice coverage is the highest in 30 years.
I presume you mean "in that vein".
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Old 07-12-2014, 10:33 AM   #22
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Huck,

The south is mighty big. Where do you plan to be?
I don't know yet, but it will be on the gulf. I would like to move every 3 or 4 weeks, but haven't done much research yet. As long as I don't need ac, I can dry camp if necessary.

One place I want to spend some time at is Grand Isle in LA. State campground right at the beach and excellent fishing.

This might sound a little strange, but it seems I need a lot of sunlight to be healthy. I have tracked my health via labs for a few years. My blood pressure, hormones, and weight normalize over the summer and then, right after fall equinox blood pressure starts going up (like from 125/80 to 180/90), hormones drop, I start gaining huge amounts of weight, and my energy plummets. About May everything starts to reverse (to the good side).

So I figure I can extend summer by about a month in the fall and another month in the spring by traveling south. My doctor agreed with my plan when I told her about it. Now if I could just get Medicare to pay for it!

If anyone knows of campgrounds along the gulf coast that are relatively inexpensive (in the winter), near the beach and fishing, and where you are not crammed in between 2 huge trailers, please post them or pm me.

Note: Removed the rest of the post because it appears I thread jacked.
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I don't know yet, but it will be on the gulf. I would like to move every 3 or 4 weeks, but haven't done much research yet. As long as I don't need ac, I can dry camp if necessary.

One place I want to spend some time at is Grand Isle in LA. State campground right at the beach and excellent fishing.

This might sound a little strange, but it seems I need a lot of sunlight to be healthy. I have tracked my health via labs for a few years. My blood pressure, hormones, and weight normalize over the summer and then, right after fall equinox blood pressure starts going up (like from 125/80 to 180/90), hormones drop, I start gaining huge amounts of weight, and my energy plummets. About May everything starts to reverse (to the good side).

So I figure I can extend summer by about a month in the fall and another month in the spring by traveling south. My doctor agreed with my plan when I told her about it. Now if I could just get Medicare to pay for it!

If anyone knows of campgrounds along the gulf coast that are relatively inexpensive (in the winter), near the beach and fishing, and where you are not crammed in between 2 huge trailers, please post them or pm me.

Note: A little info on my needing sun. A fairly new hypothesis on health is that our bodies run on electrons. Much like a battery, we recharge by adding electrons.

So where do we get the electrons? If your body is working properly, it strips them from food. But with the changes in our diets over the last few decades, there are fewer and fewer electrons available to be stripped off.

Another way to get electrons is from being grounded. One of the possible reasons people feel so good walking barefoot on the beach is because it is so easy to absorb electrons when you are barefoot and standing in wet sand.

And a 3rd way to get electrons is by absorbing photons from the sun. Obviously, during winter you will absorb fewer photons and more in summer.

So it appears my body is very ineffective at stripping electrons from food, fairly good at absorbing electrons from the ground, and very good at absorbing photons (although I have to spend several hours a day in sun to get benefit).

This makes sense to me when I realize I have owned a convertible on an almost continuous basis for the last 40 years and have moved to the beach at least 4 times. My body seemed to sense I needed lots of sun and I acted on it without even knowing it.
Huck,
Thank you for the electron theory! I think you are on to something! We all need to keep our bodies charged up.
Please keep us posted on travels and feelings?
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Wish both of you the best !!

I can say that even after only four years of retirement so far I find myself looking to keep things simple after forty years of being on the fast track.
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Nuts to the electron hypothesis. Complete nonsense.

However, the idea that you might need lots of sunlight is not nuts. Could be as simple as vitamin D but there are other benefits to sun as well. (And the latest info is that it does not cause skin cancer!- though that was really that it does not cause melanoma- it probably still causes the everyday, usually non-lethal cancers to form.)
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:47 PM   #26
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That's it exactly Glenn. Ice melts, water warms and expands, sea level rises, then the wind blows and sometimes it blows a 100 mph! My sister is planning to build a new replacement retirement house on a New Jersey barrier island. When I bring up the issue of rising seas, she says she is not worried because at her end of the island the elevation is 7' above sea level. The end of the island with the access road is 3' above the sea.....when the wind isn't blowing. Instead of telling her she is nuts, I told her to get a zodiac.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:30 PM   #27
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Norm and Ginny

I am in my last year of employment and will retire in May 2015. My husband, 20 years older, retired 15 years ago. He said it's time for us to spend the years left together, so we made the decision to sell the condo in North Carolina. We will move to our cottage on Lake Huron as our "permanent" summer home. It is simple, small, and close to family. While we have not yet listed the condo for sale, we look around at our stuff and shrug. A few things to keep with sentimental value, but not very much of that. As we have gotten older, we have been more and more inclined to get rid of things and try to simplify our lives.

We are looking forward to exploring the south (further south than North Carolina) during the winter months--a few months here, a few months there--to keep us out of the winter weather. We will most likely camp or rent or both until we get a better idea of where we would like to land as a winter haven.

Anymore, my husband and I need very little to keep body and soul together, and we are both very happy with that. I draw inspiration from the two of you and your travels, and I wish you the best as you begin the next chapter. May it be a very long one.
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Norm and Jimmy,

I have just sold my house and started fulltiming, though my situation is different. Five years ago, my now ex-wife left and I became a single parent of an Autistic daughter. For the last 4 years my daughter has been attending regular college in FL with an independent living skills program on the side. She has her own apartment and wants to live and work in FL.

As part of the original divorce agreement, we planned to sell the house after 5 years. It is too large for just me and my daughter loves FL and does not want to freeze in MA. The house went on the market and sold in 6 days. I worked all nights and weekends to clean it out. Amazing how much completely useless stuff one accumulates.

I came to fiberglass trailers via the tinyhouse blog and am also very interested in low impact living. I have been planning to fulltime in a trailer for 2 years now, but had not set a start date. The sale of the house did that for me.

It took 3 nights of sleeping in the trailer and getting stuff arranged for it to feel like home. I was surprised the transition was so easy.

Jessica will be joining me shortly, as she is in the process of selling her house in CT. We are looking at a bigger trailer (Escape, Bigfoot), though I would hate to part with the Casita.

I hope we will meet you two sometime on the road. We plan to travel quite a bit after an etended stay in FL to help my daughter transition from school to work. We will come back to FL to see my daughter and to CT to see Jessica's kids.

You two have been a source of constant inspiration and I am freely stealing from your modifications list

Rick and Jessica
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1995 16 Casita
Rick, Definitely wish your daughter well. It sounds like she's overcoming tough obstacles.

Where do you come in FL? We will be in central FL this winter, in Wauchula, 45 miles inland from Sarasota.

Glad to have you use anything I've written. Don't hesitate to ask questions.

Ginny and I both grew up in central CT and now live in southern NH. Drop by anytime.

Best to you and Jessica.
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