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Back and probably moving to Maine

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Hey fellas, been gone for a few months. It was an extremely turbulent summer as my wife started a new job, we moved back to Michigan after the house we were renting was sold out from under us, and I ended up doing a string of sailboat deliveries all up and down the East Coast and Caribbean.
Finally have a moment to breathe and log back in. My wife has been working remotely and just learned that she can do so permanently with only occasional trips into her office on Cape Cod. So we have decided to try and move to mid-coast Maine. We really like it there as it feels a lot like the Keweenaw Peninsula where we are from with the major benefits of:
1. Many job opportunities for me
2. Seafood
3. New hunting/fishing adventures (Moose and no more bear lottery!)
4. An easy drive for her to get the Cape when needed.

I am going on a job scouting mission at the end of the month and then we will decide what towns we would want to live in. We are both very excited about the possibilities and the next chapter of our lives. I am also excited to be back here! Much as I love boats I've been deprived of levergun chat.

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Re: Back and probably moving to Maine

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Welcome back & Good Luck!!!
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Hi Eric...wondered where you were hiding.....cruising along the coast in boats? That's hifalutin....

I can't help you on your quest but just be sure to watch that guy who lives in ....ahhh....starts with an "S"...long Indian name....anyway, he wears a big buffalo coat with very deep pockets. There's another hombre who goes by JOG, seems fair but he drinks a lot....that other guy masquerades as Old Win. He left here one time and I was minus 4 single action Colts and a nice 1886 takedown.

Wish the best for ya bud!-------006
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Sounds like interesting times ahead, good luck and welcome back... :D
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Best of luck.
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The Mid-Coast of Maine is definitely a lovely place.

Housing prices are a bit spendy.

Bath Iron Works has been on a hiring binge lately, so there are some
good jobs in the area.

3-4 hours to Cape Cod depending on traffic.

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Welcome back!
I'm in southern costal Maine along with the Mrs. It's a great place to live!
We don't get to much snow do the the warmth of the ocean.
I'm a hop skip and just from the White mountains in New Hampshire!
If you like white people you'll like Maine!
Were the whitest state in the union! Last summer we had a sighting of a black couple in a 1974 Gremlin! People flocked to see them, just like when a whale is spotted off the coast! Yes ethnic folk are very rare here! We welcome them all after a thorough frisking and credit check!
Although that fella Sixgun came up here with his Pennsylvania summer tan and was accused of being a mulloto by our pastor!
I think perhaps his Rap cd's are starting to make him inadvertently speak Ebonics'!
He was seen hanging around a lobster shack drinking quart's of Old English 800 and screaming obscenity's at white women with big butts!
After finding him facedown in a puddle of his own vomit the townsfolk pooled some money for a bus ticket to get this misunderstood cretin out of beloved state!
But I digress, Maine is looking forward to you moving to our wonderful state! Make sure you get permission from OldWin before coming here! If not you will be turned away at the border! This OldWin fella has lot's of political clout here in Maine. After you pay him $300 buck's you may enter at your own risk!
Just for giggle's Johnny :D
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Re: Back and probably moving to Maine

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Ha! A measly 300 bucks? Oh...... that's a mistake.
The price is a Colt Frontier Six Shooter or possibly a nice 86 Winchester. Either or..... :D

Nawwwww. Don't listen to these boys. None of it's true!
I'll be north of you a ways. Up with the inbred hicks. :D
There is lots to do here for the outdoorsman, though. Some mighty pretty country. Winters won't be as bad down towards the coast.
As mentioned, Bath Iron Works has been hiring a lot of people. There are some good jobs there for almost any vocation. Definitely more job opportunities in the southern part of the state than up here. I drive over 50 miles to work.
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Thanks gents! We are excited to try and make this happen. To get to Cape Cod from here is at least 20 hours drive time cutting through Canada (25 ish if you can't) so 4 doesn't seem too bad. We are most interested in the area around Brooklin, as that is the area with places I would like to work. Initially fell in love with the area kayaking the Maine Island Trail. With prices on the peninsula that would probably mean living up north farther on Penobscot Bay or the river.
We are excited about having some real winters again, been living in the sub-tropics of Southern New England and the L.P. for too long. I haven't worn my heaviest wool mackinac coat or any long johns in almost 5 years.


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The past two winter here in southern Maine have been pretty mild.
I'm afraid this year we might get hit big!
2015 was a brutal winter up here!
Above average snowfall and below average temps.
I'm sure OldWin gets hit hard every year!
I love when 70% of the people leave the state!
No more traffic and horrible driver's.
October and November are my favorite months up here!
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Cold and snow is the way to go.

You'll learn that the worst thing is a warm winter. Snow then rain turns to ice you can't get cleaned off roofs or driveways. Wet, heavy snow is hard to move and packs like cement.
Nope, give me a real winter every time.
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Yea....just found out why JOG likes the snow and ice.....he runs a biggest still in his parts and he has a 6 wheel drive semi tank. When the revenuers come chasing him in their Ford LTD's and leather soled wing tips he leaves em in the dust...or ice.

Him and that Old Win guy work together as sometimes they need a snowmobile to get the hooch to market and that's where Old Win comes in. You'd never know JOG when he's working...wears foot long dreadlocks and a Super Fly hat in a Zoot Suit with a boom box on his shoulder playing Snoop Dog and 50 Cent.

He has a bad habit of leaving clues to his travels......everywhere he goes he leaves the bones from chicken back sandwiches smothered in spicy mustard.---00
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Hey Sixgun your order of a large barrel of Cousin Stubby's malt flavored pineapple liqueur should be arriving sometime today.
My cuz Darnell will be running delivery's this week due to them revenuer man puttin the squeeze on my biz! So keep your eyes out for a 1974 aqua green Pacer with a lift kit!
Fizzy. Lashawn and Jabrill will be making up a fresh batch this week, so place your order now.
You be one of my biggest customer's next to OldWin and that guy who played Linc from the Mod Squad!
Guzzle on my cirrhosis ridden brother from another mother!
Johnny :P
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Cold and snow is the way to go.

You'll learn that the worst thing is a warm winter. Snow then rain turns to ice you can't get cleaned off roofs or driveways. Wet, heavy snow is hard to move and packs like cement. Nope, give me a real winter every time.
Oh, yeah.

I still remember the Ice Storm of '98. No power for 11 days.
I think there were 4 trees on my garage at one time.

Considering the number of people using generators and hacking
away with chainsaws while skating around on ice, it's remarkable that there
were only a handful of ice-storm-related fatalities.

Gimme a foot of powder anytime. Ice and rain over snow are, indeed, the worst!

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JOG wrote:
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:37 am
Hey Sixgun your order of a large barrel of Cousin Stubby's malt flavored pineapple liqueur should be arriving sometime today.
My cuz Darnell will be running delivery's this week due to them revenuer man puttin the squeeze on my biz! So keep your eyes out for a 1974 aqua green Pacer with a lift kit!
Fizzy. Lashawn and Jabrill will be making up a fresh batch this week, so place your order now.
You be one of my biggest customer's next to OldWin and that guy who played Linc from the Mod Squad!
Guzzle on my cirrhosis ridden brother from another mother!
Johnny :P
Johnny....you are the best... :D ....I couldn't come close to your humor....I'm dropping off Laquisha at the pool right now and mom's asking why I'm "in there laughing to myself".

The name "Fizzy" and the aqua green Pacer with a lift kit pushed me off the toilet..... :D

On a real note, some 5 years back me and mom (wife) were in "da hood" dropping off some copper/brass at the "precious metal" junk yard.....there were bros lined up with trash bags of aluminum cans that they would get like .62 cents for.....on leaving and sitting at a stop light we were watching this car come around the corner, sitting real low to the ground.....it had 4 DONUT tires on it.....man! that cat driving it had the biggest smile on his face I ever saw....all teeth! :D ----006
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yooper2 wrote:
Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:52 pm
Hey I ended up doing a string of sailboat deliveries all up and down the East Coast and Caribbean.

Eric
Man I'm jealous and envious, i been thinking would like togo around the coasts And some quiet islands for the last couple years. I have zero sailing experience tho.
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The ice storm of 98.....
I actually never lost power up here. Probably not as bad up this way, but it was still bad. It was real bad over in Bangor where I work.
I drove 660 miles that week back and forth to work. My truck was so covered in ice it was weighted down in the suspension. The radio antenna was about a half inch in diameter from ice buildup.
Not fun.
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The ice storm of 98 was a pain in the azz! I was living in New Hampshire at the time.
We had this deadly long staircase to get to my apartment. When I stepped outside I danced down all 26 steps without getting any traction what so ever!
My wife laughed so hard she pee'd a little bit! When she made it down to the last step she slipped! I laughed like a black guy watching a white guy dance!
I think we were without power for 8 day's. I remember laying in bed at night and listening to frozen trees crashing down.

Sixgun you now me always kidding around! I just hope I don't tick off anybody! My wife always says the only reason that she keep me around is that I could make her cry laughing!
I have to go, I promised my neighbor Dumpster Darius that I would help him polish of a 5th of Gilby gin. He's preparing a real culinary treat for me.
Government grilled cheese prepared on a ironing board. Place sandwich on board, put wax paper over the top. Iron for 3 to 7 min. depending on iron setting!
That's right up there with city chicken{pigeon's}.
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Hey Johnny...who's kidding? I've seen it all a thousand times over...in person. I'm not PC...I see the world as it is....
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Up here in the Kewwenaw we average about 23' of snow a year, had one year that almost 30'. Being on a peninsula we get lake effect snow from almost every direction. We usually get a couple weeks below every year. Doesn't get Minnesota cold but I've seen it snow every month of the year, including once on my birthday which is in July!

Turtle,
Delivering boats can be fun or it can be a real slog. You can have beautiful passages where you sail the whole way and arrive ahead of time. You can also have brutal slogs motoring into headseas where you arrive late and lose 10% or more per day late. You can check crewfinder.com, if you have any skill sets you can "sell" you may get picked up, good cooks and folks knowledgeable about 12v DC systems are always welcome for example.
I grew up sailing on Lake Superior and started doing delivery work when I was 13 with some fellas from the boatyard and have had at least a couple delivery jobs every year since. Also did some commercial fishing after high school. It can be good money and it is often a demanding test of seamanship. You are on boats of varying condition and preparedness often in inclement weather. Brand new boats are the worst, things always break on new boats.

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Oh Lordy...all that snow for those many months out of the year...23 FEET? I had to read it twice as 23 INCHES is probably what we get. You must have nerves of steel......----006
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23 inches a snow a year! We had one long weekend up here in Maine a few years ago, we received 53 inches over three day's! I had no snow blower at the time. That dam plow man kept filling up my driveway after it took 5 hrs to clear! I was going to have him whacked! Just kidding, perhaps just shattering his kneecap would be enough!
OldWin is completely correct, Cold and fluffy snow is what you want for safe driving in the winter.
Remember Black ice kills! Living only a few miles from the ocean we do get lot's of freezing rain and ice!
Very dangerous for driving.
Sixgun the statics don't lie! The media will lie and scream racism if the truth is spoken!
They will ostracize anybody telling the truth! Cancel culture is here.
You will be shunned for backing up your opinion with facts!
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Feet! Like anything else, you are born into it or get used to it. Typically get a couple big dumps a year but it's the couple/few inches most every day that really add up. Outside of town most folks have a tired old vehicle with a plow or just give up on the driveway and hike into their place. Driving on hard pack is fine, gets ugly when it's half melted.


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Ok feet! Holy Cow I don't think I could handle that! How does any think survive that!
I thought 9 or 10 feet was bad!
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