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Old 09-09-2011, 12:41 PM   #1
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Hello from Gloucester, VA

First time using this forum. Looks like I have a lot of great stuff to read!
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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to the forum from another Virginian !!!
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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Old 09-09-2011, 01:24 PM   #4
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Welcome - looks like you're right down the road from us. This is by far the best forum out there!
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:12 PM   #5
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If you're an owner of an FR product, this is a very good site to be a member of.

We were VA residents back in the early 70's, in the Hampton area. I was laid off at Boeing-Seattle and was hired by a contractor at NASA-Langley who paid for relocation. I think I might have been influenced by the fact that the manager who interviewed me was a fellow Brit.

DW and the kids loved Tidewater. I hated the place. The humidity, combined with high tempertaures, were just too much for an ex-pat Brit. Just a week or so after we settled in, the conditios at 07:00as I set out for work were temperature 82F, humidity 100%, fog and a thuderstorm raging. It couldn't possibly be over 55 at 07:00, according to my experience, and a thunderstorm while it was foggy - did not compute.

I never adapted to the Tidewater climate. Having to stop on the way home from work because the car's windshield wipers coudn't hadle the afternoon storm was totally alien. The capper was when the afternoon thunderstorm didn't blow off shore like it usually did. Between 19:00 and 04:00 we got 13" of rain. In downtown Newport News, a railroad underpass flooded to the point that it floated the paltform carrying the rails off the bridge. The local scuba club were diving in the underpass.

The best phone call of my life was when Boeing called to see if I wanted to go back and offered relocation expenses. We've been in Western Washington ever since and have no plans to relocate EVER. I retired form Boeing in 1998 and we moved to Anacortes the following year. My sister, who lives in the UK says that Anacortes is where God comes on vacation.
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Old 09-10-2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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Frank, i love Anacortes but the DW grew up in Skagit County and refused to buy property near there. too many bad memories, she said.
so, we bought 5 acres on Camano Island.
i wanted have the Community Forest Lands in my backyard but i'll just have to drive up there, once we officially move there.
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Old 09-10-2011, 11:41 PM   #7
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Old 09-11-2011, 01:37 AM   #8
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welcome for the western tip of VA
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