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Moving Alone
« on: April 14, 2009, 11:12:52 pm »

I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty nervous to move alone.  I'm a chic and I'll only be 20.  Has anyone else moved by themselves and was it easy to meet people? 

Also are there any challenges that I will need to know about?  I live in Texas so I know there will be icy roads sometimes that I'm not used to.  Are there things that you must do to prepare for a NH winter?

I'm sure I sound silly but thanks for any advice!
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 11:17:53 pm »

I don't live there but the first thing I would do since it's cold in the winter like in michigan I would consider buying a coat.  ;D

I also would take a test run there first and see what it is all about and try to find a job
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 11:22:03 pm »

Erin,

You won't be alone... there are lots of us here.
Seriously you will be like family.
I would recommend you hang with the girls when you get here.
I am going to bet that you get hit on alot when you get here being a single female but I doubt it will be crazy. 
After 2-3 months you will feel like youhave known people all your life.

Driving isn't that bad.
Move in the summer/fall so that you 'ease' into winter.

Have cash and a plan for when you get here (RE: job and housing)
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 11:23:48 pm »

What Dreepa said + try to come to PorcFest.  That will help the idea of moving become more real.
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009, 12:42:35 am »

I don't live there but the first thing I would do since it's cold in the winter like in michigan I would consider buying a coat.  ;D

HAHA. If you've never lived in a cold climate, definitely that one... mittens too.
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2009, 01:46:01 am »

I don't live there but the first thing I would do since it's cold in the winter like in michigan I would consider buying a coat.  ;D

HAHA. If you've never lived in a cold climate, definitely that one... mittens too.

Watchcaps, thermal underwear, wool socks, good winter boots, sweaters, etc...


What Dreepa said + try to come to PorcFest.  That will help the idea of moving become more real.

Make friends before you move.
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2009, 03:21:36 am »

im will be in the same boat....but - being a chick lol. Anyway I was hoping to make it to porcfest this year but looks like its not going to happen...haven't found a job yet...still a bum lol  :P   anyway will hope to make it there next year
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2009, 03:58:16 am »

You pretty much have to be here in person to get a job in New England.  Folks up here look at out of state resumes like spam and just toss them.  If they can see your face, that helps.  If they've talked to you before elsewhere, that's a huge bonus.  If you are without work at the moment, come up to the seacoast area and take the first job you can get.  You have to use that job in order to network with folks and get better jobs in the future.  Porc manors are the best places to start, because you have other liberty people here.  They help you cut through the red tape, get registered to vote, save money, and find work.  They might even be able to help you line up a sleep study or something.  A couple of those pay $3-4,000, and are good for folks without a real job.

I was one of the first 50 movers, and there was no formal Welcome Wagon in those days. (There was an extensive public debate earlier about whether the informal welcome wagon of sorts was the same as the current "Welcome Wagon" Board and network, but I'll leave that for another thread.)  There were no porc manors, and just a little help being offered by other movers.  Today, there is an enormous network of folks here to help you get started and find a place to settle in.
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2009, 04:58:16 am »

I would take this unemployment as a time to move and get the job but I cant with the debt i have, and the move alone would cost me 1500, which i have but i would arrive with nothing.
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009, 05:30:25 pm »

Thanks for the advice... sounds like I will need to save another 1k just for winter apparel!

You guys are awesome and I can't wait to meet everyone  :)
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 10:41:26 am »

Or come to one of Seabrook's many bargain stores with about 50 bucks.

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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 12:51:47 pm »

sounds like I will need to save another 1k just for winter apparel!

Only if you're shopping @ Macy's  :P  ;)
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 02:48:06 pm »

Be sure to sell all of your big, heavy stuff, and just bring stuff you can fit in your car.  Don't bother with things that are easy to replace or difficult to move.  Also, if you have family there, you can leave a lot of books and furniture with them.  You'll know for sure what you're missing only when you're actually up here doing stuff.

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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2009, 06:32:39 pm »

Erin,

You should not be concerned about coming alone.  Just plug into the folks were ever you land, and you will feel at home
in no time.

Also, I wouldn't be concerned with winter clothing.  Thinking it best to wait until you get here and buy your winter
stuff in NH.  I got here in the middle of the winter, and one of the first things I did was buy a down jacket.  Got it
for $15....end of winter sale. :)
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Re: Moving Alone
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 10:32:52 pm »

i have a question...asked it a few times but i get a general answer of save up 2-3 months of pay....I would like to know how much is the cost of living out there...im thinking of Keene but that may change if jobs are not available, but i would like a round about number for the cost of living lets say on an average week. (food, gas, heating, anything else that you need to live)
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