Developing Preferences For Warm Weather

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Exactly, why I can't wait to start my retirement days out in the Philippines. Aside from the culture, and forms of simpler daily living, either in a city, or out in the mountain provinces. Bamboo floors, chickens running loose, banana and coconut, papaya trees everywhere. As well, as beaches with crystal blue waters (Very salty though)

My first time there in Oct. 2016-Jan 2017, I spent 25+ miles out of the city, in the mountains, with the 1st girl I went to meet. I stayed at her families part of the mountain, in 1 of her dad's houses on stilts. Humidity, was my main concern before going there. Actually, it was NOT bad at all, even within the big city, there the exhaust pollution could be bad at times....I think our southern states humidity is a LOT worse! Coldest it got, even during major rains was 69-70 F*

They all bundled up at night sleeping even covering their heads?? I was like WTF?? "It's freezing!" hahaha I said heck, I'm as naked as I can be,thin shorts and t-shirts, this is perfect weather to me. Hottest I experienced was eh maybe 90+ in the city, but still bearable........ SO.....YEAHHHHH I CAN"T WAIT !! lol

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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Want to live and work in the south? Go localsmile.gif

Harvey C.'s Comment
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Exactly, why I can't wait to start my retirement days out in the Philippines. Aside from the culture, and forms of simpler daily living, either in a city, or out in the mountain provinces. Bamboo floors, chickens running loose, banana and coconut, papaya trees everywhere. As well, as beaches with crystal blue waters (Very salty though)

My first time there in Oct. 2016-Jan 2017, I spent 25+ miles out of the city, in the mountains, with the 1st girl I went to meet. I stayed at her families part of the mountain, in 1 of her dad's houses on stilts. Humidity, was my main concern before going there. Actually, it was NOT bad at all, even within the big city, there the exhaust pollution could be bad at times....I think our southern states humidity is a LOT worse! Coldest it got, even during major rains was 69-70 F*

They all bundled up at night sleeping even covering their heads?? I was like WTF?? "It's freezing!" hahaha I said heck, I'm as naked as I can be,thin shorts and t-shirts, this is perfect weather to me. Hottest I experienced was eh maybe 90+ in the city, but still bearable........ SO.....YEAHHHHH I CAN"T WAIT !! lol

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I think after a while there your matabolism will slow down and you'll freeze your arse off when it gets down to the 60s, lol. I have worked with people from Hawaii, I spent time working there and sometimes they would come to California (Sacramento). If it was in the 50s, they'd wear a parka.

My mom moved from North Dakota when she was 13. I'm very thankful for that "from" part. But a friend moved from here near Sacramento to North Dakota about five years ago and loves it, they had -57F the other day and he laughed, said that is how they get rid of the fair weather folks. My mom had a long walk to school as a child in weather like that, I just don't see how it's possible. But I don't like hot and humid either. Worked for a couple of weeks in Lafayette, Louisiana in August 1988. One day was 100F and 100% RH. I took three showers most days.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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LOL Harvey, I am a Calif native, born and raised, the snow looks better from afar on the mountain tops....

Coldest it gets in Phil's is 70 degrees, and that was out in the jungle, on the mountain. I loved it, and will still lol They only have 2 seasons, rainy and summer. And those rains are harder than you will ever experience in the US. Get's so hard and loud you can barely hear someone speaking lol. 3 months there, longest rain stopped was for 3 days. Just when the grasses n mud was drying up, here it came again! I learned how to "Hear" the rain coming, before it ever got there (Winds rustling the trees, then BAMM !) And then the frogs ! OMG, like millions croak on cue very loud, then just as fast they go silent all at once. And night ventures out to their version of an outhouse, gotta watch for lots of frogs under foot.....

Eh the family adopted me, so I visit them when I return, as well as my native friends families, very welcoming, and NOT for my money !! My current 2+ year fiancee has her own house, down in Oslob, where tourists snorkle with the whales.

Anyways, enough of that I could ramble for days, I miss it there, and as soon as possible, will be there permanately ! While still young enough to enjoy it and rice 3+ times a day lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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I don't know. I have a dream, maybe that's the fools gold of being new in that we all think we will reinvent the wheel, and I'm just a dreamer. But I think there's a better way than the status quo.

I moved south for that reason, perhaps I just have an obsession with comfort. But again, I question the mindset that we blindly suffer the weather and cold because it's just how it is. Is it? Is there a better way?

There's an old saying "you don't have to shovel heat"

In a nutshell, I just want to live and work primarily south. I think it's possible, but maybe not. Perhaps I sound crazy. But I'm not demanding it, I don't think I'm entitled to it, rather I just think it's possible with the understanding that there's a tradeoff for everything. And in the meantime there's still the issue of hometime that isn't working too well right now.

I probably sound like Im nuts, but I stayed doing something that I was unhappy doing for a long time, i think it's possible to do what I like to do, where I like to do it. One can hope anyway.

Define “south.”

I live and work in the Southeast. In 5 years, I went to Minnesota (in the summer) once at my own request, and Michigan (spring time) once. The rest has been no farther north than North Carolina and no farther west than Katy, TX.

Some say you don’t make any money driving down here. Okay. I’ll keep NOT making any $ and enjoy my pool, beautiful home and family time. Besides, it isn’t really about how much you make, but how much you keep. Plenty of high-income earners have so much debt they can’t even afford a $500 medical bill.

I’m very fortunate and not every job is for everybody. I suggest you decide what’s most important to you and then do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Hang in there. Happy hunting and I hope we’ll see some great pics from your future success. 👍

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I don't know. I have a dream, maybe that's the fools gold of being new in that we all think we will reinvent the wheel, and I'm just a dreamer. But I think there's a better way than the status quo.

I moved south for that reason, perhaps I just have an obsession with comfort. But again, I question the mindset that we blindly suffer the weather and cold because it's just how it is. Is it? Is there a better way?

There's an old saying "you don't have to shovel heat"

In a nutshell, I just want to live and work primarily south. I think it's possible, but maybe not. Perhaps I sound crazy. But I'm not demanding it, I don't think I'm entitled to it, rather I just think it's possible with the understanding that there's a tradeoff for everything. And in the meantime there's still the issue of hometime that isn't working too well right now.

I probably sound like Im nuts, but I stayed doing something that I was unhappy doing for a long time, i think it's possible to do what I like to do, where I like to do it. One can hope anyway.

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Define “south.”

I live and work in the Southeast. In 5 years, I went to Minnesota (in the summer) once at my own request, and Michigan (spring time) once. The rest has been no farther north than North Carolina and no farther west than Katy, TX.

Some say you don’t make any money driving down here. Okay. I’ll keep NOT making any $ and enjoy my pool, beautiful home and family time. Besides, it isn’t really about how much you make, but how much you keep. Plenty of high-income earners have so much debt they can’t even afford a $500 medical bill.

I’m very fortunate and not every job is for everybody. I suggest you decide what’s most important to you and then do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Hang in there. Happy hunting and I hope we’ll see some great pics from your future success. 👍

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I still SWEAR that's my sister's house, in Bradenton . . . Pine Lakes, to be exact! :) Was our family home after NY, until I married a BUCKEYE!

Now .. this...was what I moved to. TOTALLY has been raized and rebuilt but .... I just had a LOVE for the country. I stayed!

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LoLoL !!

Shocked my system, but now I LOVE THE LAND, haha! Be comfy in the 'skin you're in!' is my mantra..... (is that home in B'town, tho?)

~ Anne ~

Steve L.'s Comment
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I don't know. I have a dream, maybe that's the fools gold of being new in that we all think we will reinvent the wheel, and I'm just a dreamer. But I think there's a better way than the status quo.

I moved south for that reason, perhaps I just have an obsession with comfort. But again, I question the mindset that we blindly suffer the weather and cold because it's just how it is. Is it? Is there a better way?

There's an old saying "you don't have to shovel heat"

In a nutshell, I just want to live and work primarily south. I think it's possible, but maybe not. Perhaps I sound crazy. But I'm not demanding it, I don't think I'm entitled to it, rather I just think it's possible with the understanding that there's a tradeoff for everything. And in the meantime there's still the issue of hometime that isn't working too well right now.

I probably sound like Im nuts, but I stayed doing something that I was unhappy doing for a long time, i think it's possible to do what I like to do, where I like to do it. One can hope anyway.

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Define “south.”

I live and work in the Southeast. In 5 years, I went to Minnesota (in the summer) once at my own request, and Michigan (spring time) once. The rest has been no farther north than North Carolina and no farther west than Katy, TX.

Some say you don’t make any money driving down here. Okay. I’ll keep NOT making any $ and enjoy my pool, beautiful home and family time. Besides, it isn’t really about how much you make, but how much you keep. Plenty of high-income earners have so much debt they can’t even afford a $500 medical bill.

I’m very fortunate and not every job is for everybody. I suggest you decide what’s most important to you and then do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Hang in there. Happy hunting and I hope we’ll see some great pics from your future success. 👍

0545129001641775611.jpg

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I still SWEAR that's my sister's house, in Bradenton . . . Pine Lakes, to be exact! :) Was our family home after NY, until I married a BUCKEYE!

Now .. this...was what I moved to. TOTALLY has been raized and rebuilt but .... I just had a LOVE for the country. I stayed!

0015524001641776049.jpg.

LoLoL !!

Shocked my system, but now I LOVE THE LAND, haha! Be comfy in the 'skin you're in!' is my mantra..... (is that home in B'town, tho?)

~ Anne ~

😆 No Anne. My home is in Pensacola, sometimes referred to as Lower Alabama or the Redneck Riviera.

I still have great affection for the rolling hills of VA and OH (especially Lancaster, OH where my best Friend lives). But, FL is my home now.

Victor C. II's Comment
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That's nuts! Lol

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OMG. I’ll stop my wimpy whining.

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Haha!!! Yeah, you gotta really enjoy the cold up here. The winds come down out of Canada, down through Montana and don’t stop until they hit Chicago. Even pulling grain hoppers gets to be a challenge at times because although all we do is roll the tarp open and closed, it doesn’t want to cooperate at those temps. The open deck guys wind up leaving out with folded sheets of frozen tarps because rolling them is an absolute pain. There’s a city up northwest of Duluth that does their polar bear challenge on New Year’s Day. A few years back, the wind chill was -65 when they had it and those crazy fools were still out there diving right in.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I don't know. I have a dream, maybe that's the fools gold of being new in that we all think we will reinvent the wheel, and I'm just a dreamer. But I think there's a better way than the status quo.

I moved south for that reason, perhaps I just have an obsession with comfort. But again, I question the mindset that we blindly suffer the weather and cold because it's just how it is. Is it? Is there a better way?

In a nutshell, I just want to live and work primarily south. I think it's possible, but maybe not. Perhaps I sound crazy. But I'm not demanding it, I don't think I'm entitled to it, rather I just think it's possible with the understanding that there's a tradeoff for everything. And in the meantime there's still the issue of hometime that isn't working too well right now.

I probably sound like Im nuts, but I stayed doing something that I was unhappy doing for a long time, i think it's possible to do what I like to do, where I like to do it. One can hope anyway.

I live and work in the Southeast. In 5 years, I went to Minnesota (in the summer) once at my own request, and Michigan (spring time) once. The rest has been no farther north than North Carolina and no farther west than Katy, TX.

Some say you don’t make any money driving down here. Okay. I’ll keep NOT making any $ and enjoy my pool, beautiful home and family time. Besides, it isn’t really about how much you make, but how much you keep. Plenty of high-income earners have so much debt they can’t even afford a $500 medical bill.

I’m very fortunate and not every job is for everybody. I suggest you decide what’s most important to you and then do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Hang in there. Happy hunting and I hope we’ll see some great pics from your future success. 👍

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😆 No Anne. My home is in Pensacola, sometimes referred to as Lower Alabama or the Redneck Riviera.

I still have great affection for the rolling hills of VA and OH (especially Lancaster, OH where my best Friend lives). But, FL is my home now.

Steve L., your place IS gorgeous. Fruits of your labor. Love it. Still looks like mine, haha!

I know some of the 'dub names' in Florida, haha! We used to call Florida 'Norte, 'Baby Bama!' ... "We say grace, we say ma'am if ya ain't into that we don't give a danm" .. I drove hotshot for General Propeller/Miami Propeller from '86 to '92, hauling shaft/shafting, underwater gear, zincs, and new/recon'd props. 28' and 32' open deck trailers, RGN's following a 3/4 ton 1980 Chevy, 3 on the tree!!! Right beside Tropicana but over the RxR tracks. Biggest client was Sea Ray (Merritt Island) where I stayed at the Holiday Inn every Wednesday; I didn't have a sleeper (and didn't run logs, lol!) Fun times, for sure. The owner, George Rauch, was married to a ULine... Uhlein .. but yeah, that one! Company HAD money and MADE money. Our stuff was never neglected, nor were we (employees.) Learned a ton, at a young age; Got me wanting to be a 'real' driver! Still does, haha!

Sadly, I funded my late husband (who drove for now defunct Lester Coggins in Okahumpka (sp?)) and then again, in '03, the one I'm with FOREVER, haha! There IS MUCH I miss about Florida. . . . however.

I love the seasons; I really do. Still putting 'off' a visit to my sis in Bradenton; Tom's afraid I won't come back to Ohio, haha!

Driving careers in Florida are TOTALLY location, location, location .... so I hear of late. Heck, LCT is GONE, too! Did you know of them?

I'm not real familiar w/Virginia, but .. PackRat has shared some awesome pix!!! Lancaster (here in Ohio) is absolutely gorgeous. Close enough to Columbus, too~!!! We are more in a 'valley' area, but ... gorgeous, nonetheless. I'm acclimated, yep!

Well, next time you're in the area . . . !!! Hour and a half South. :)

Stay safe, all . . .

DAVY .... Ohio is the 'median to the mode' regarding weather. Could always relocate 'here!' We've got plenty of companies from here...to southern, routes, LoL!

Sea Ray is ALWAYS looking for boat haulers in Florida . . . hmmmm! Can't get Tom down that far south; we'd talked about it, tho!

~ Anne ~

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Victor C. II's Comment
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Im jellous! I love that pool!

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I don't know. I have a dream, maybe that's the fools gold of being new in that we all think we will reinvent the wheel, and I'm just a dreamer. But I think there's a better way than the status quo.

I moved south for that reason, perhaps I just have an obsession with comfort. But again, I question the mindset that we blindly suffer the weather and cold because it's just how it is. Is it? Is there a better way?

There's an old saying "you don't have to shovel heat"

In a nutshell, I just want to live and work primarily south. I think it's possible, but maybe not. Perhaps I sound crazy. But I'm not demanding it, I don't think I'm entitled to it, rather I just think it's possible with the understanding that there's a tradeoff for everything. And in the meantime there's still the issue of hometime that isn't working too well right now.

I probably sound like Im nuts, but I stayed doing something that I was unhappy doing for a long time, i think it's possible to do what I like to do, where I like to do it. One can hope anyway.

double-quotes-end.png

Define “south.”

I live and work in the Southeast. In 5 years, I went to Minnesota (in the summer) once at my own request, and Michigan (spring time) once. The rest has been no farther north than North Carolina and no farther west than Katy, TX.

Some say you don’t make any money driving down here. Okay. I’ll keep NOT making any $ and enjoy my pool, beautiful home and family time. Besides, it isn’t really about how much you make, but how much you keep. Plenty of high-income earners have so much debt they can’t even afford a $500 medical bill.

I’m very fortunate and not every job is for everybody. I suggest you decide what’s most important to you and then do whatever it takes to achieve it.

Hang in there. Happy hunting and I hope we’ll see some great pics from your future success. 👍

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