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Anyone else fleeing their state?

Jim_in_Delaware

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Crap! Sorry to hear you didn’t have a boring, uneventful trip. :eek:

Looks like maybe a blowout with the trailer? But also a big-ass rig for the U-haul.

Hopefully you are all safely at your new home.

Jim
 

2kwik4u

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I fled my old Ky home for the sunshine state in late 2019.
Never regretted it for a minute.
Wife and I are in Louisville. I've been here since the 80's. She's been here since the early '00's. We've been hesitant to leave a few times based on proximity to family. She's mostly lost that, and I'm getting close.

We've been discussing the idea of moving south more and more lately. No idea where that is, but lots of friends have suggested FL because of how much we like the water, sun, and boating.

Biggest hurdle now is reinventing our careers again. We're both in exceptionally good places professionally, and would have to leave that to move.
 

Babin Farms

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Long story that I’ll tell y’all later but here’s a few pics.
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Long story short. Left Friday morning at 4am and got a whole 30 miles before one rim exploded and the second tire on that side blew. A 3 ton jack wouldn’t even think about lifting it so we limped it to a parking lot 1/8th mile away and loaded everything into a U-haul. Got to Waynesboro MS. Where we had to pull over because the truck was making a terrible noise and smoking. The trans tail shaft seal was leaking and puking oil all over the underside of the truck including the exhaust and the last thing I needed was a fire. U-haul ended up towing it the rest of the way (1.5hrs) to the house.
 

FSH 210 Sport

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Long story short. Left Friday morning at 4am and got a whole 30 miles before one rim exploded and the second tire on that side blew. A 3 ton jack wouldn’t even think about lifting it so we limped it to a parking lot 1/8th mile away and loaded everything into a U-haul. Got to Waynesboro MS. Where we had to pull over because the truck was making a terrible noise and smoking. The trans tail shaft seal was leaking and puking oil all over the underside of the truck including the exhaust and the last thing I needed was a fire. U-haul ended up towing it the rest of the way (1.5hrs) to the house.
I’m going to assume that everyone arrived safe with only minor mental discomfort… which is great!
 

zipper

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How's the grass on the greener side of the fence?
 

Babin Farms

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So far I’m loving it. Started work yesterday and it’ll take time to see how it works out. Weather has been perfect as far as I’m concerned. I’ll let you know in a year if the grass is greener.
 

Sherwood

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Wife and I are in Louisville. I've been here since the 80's. She's been here since the early '00's. We've been hesitant to leave a few times based on proximity to family. She's mostly lost that, and I'm getting close.

We've been discussing the idea of moving south more and more lately. No idea where that is, but lots of friends have suggested FL because of how much we like the water, sun, and boating.

Biggest hurdle now is reinventing our careers again. We're both in exceptionally good places professionally, and would have to leave that to move.
I did two tours in Iraq with the Louisville M.P. unit.
Needless to say I got some great friends in that area .
 

Thermobrett

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So far I’m loving it. Started work yesterday and it’ll take time to see how it works out. Weather has been perfect as far as I’m concerned. I’ll let you know in a year if the grass is greener.
Grass is greener in the south, just add water, a lot of water… 🤣
 
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