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  • Re: Scary climate change reports means big changes for us

    Not quite related to my original post, lol.  But, since a few PPs mentioned looking at where Amazon is putting their new headquarters, they just narrowed the list to 20 cities:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-for-new-headquarters-to-20/ar-AAuQP8o?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

    @kimmiinthemitten, You mentioned Amazon first but, alas, Detroit is not one of them.

    From "my" potential list.  Indy, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh are.  My H and I recently started looking at Fayatteville, NC (about an hour outside of Raleigh).  ROIs are decent, though not as good as other places.  But, for us personally, I think we'd really enjoy living in Raleigh.  I've been there once, though it was years ago, and I really loved it.  Decent weather.  Nice people.  Great cosmopolitan vibe.  Strong IT industry for my H.

    I'm originally from Durham so would move to the Raleigh-Durham area in a skinny minute. I love it down there. You are close to the coast and to the mountains. OK now I'm getting home sick.


    We don't want to be near the coast, hence our move out of NOLA in the next few years, but it seemed like Raleigh-Durham is far enough away to not have the same global warming issues that we are concerned with.  Would you agree with that?  For example, when a hurricane hits the NC coast, I'm assuming Raleigh would have some bad weather from it.  But not hurricane force winds and/or flooding issues.

    Other than that, being close enough to the coast or mountains for weekend getaways does sound awesome!  Thanks for your opinion about the area.

    Yes, exactly right. The middle of state would get bad storms but not the hurricane force storms and flooding that the coast gets. They are about 3-4 hours from the SC coast and a little further from the NC coast (depending on where) because of the way NC juts out. I remember as a kid going down to Morehead City on Sunday to have an early dinner and driving home!
    short+sassy
  • Re: Scary climate change reports means big changes for us

    Not quite related to my original post, lol.  But, since a few PPs mentioned looking at where Amazon is putting their new headquarters, they just narrowed the list to 20 cities:

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/amazon-narrows-list-of-cities-for-new-headquarters-to-20/ar-AAuQP8o?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=ientp

    @kimmiinthemitten, You mentioned Amazon first but, alas, Detroit is not one of them.

    From "my" potential list.  Indy, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Raleigh are.  My H and I recently started looking at Fayatteville, NC (about an hour outside of Raleigh).  ROIs are decent, though not as good as other places.  But, for us personally, I think we'd really enjoy living in Raleigh.  I've been there once, though it was years ago, and I really loved it.  Decent weather.  Nice people.  Great cosmopolitan vibe.  Strong IT industry for my H.

    I'm originally from Durham so would move to the Raleigh-Durham area in a skinny minute. I love it down there. You are close to the coast and to the mountains. OK now I'm getting home sick.
    short+sassy
  • Re: XP Bridal Shower with No Registry?

    I think PPs have it covered and I whole heartedly agree with them. A cash shower is tacky and I would have no part of it. Host a luncheon or bach party if you feel you must host something as the MOH.
    eileenrobshort+sassy
  • Re: XP Bridal Shower with No Registry?

    walgrrl said:
    Thank you so much for all the advice and suggestions! I think I’ll ask her one more time if she plans on registering for a few wedding-related items she’ll need. If she says no to registering,  it seems as if we’re still in the clear etiquette-wise if we throw the party and call it a bridal luncheon and make no mention of gifts on the invitations, is that correct? Would that be an acceptable way to go about it? If we do that, and people still ask about where the bride is registered, would it be ok to say something like, “she didn’t need any home goods and therefore didn’t register, but the couple is saving up for their honeymoon”? 
    Yes you are fine if you call it a luncheon and don't mention gifts. If people ask, I'd just say she has decided not to register.
    STARMOON44eileenrobMesmrEwe
  • Re: The Monday-est of Monday

    More snow today. Weekend was good. The Korean restaurant was very good but then Sunday I woke up with stomach not feeling well. Still not feeling well today so don't know if it was the food or a bug. Probably a bug since it is lasting longer than 24 hrs. 

    Ticked off at myself because I forgot to watch the first episode of season 2 of Victoria last night. I guess I'll stream it on PBS.com. I did finish watching season 2 of the Crown yesterday though. Good way to spend a cold day.

    Wednesday we are getting an estimate to get new flooring and backsplash in the kitchen. Pretty excited about doing that. 

    Today just doing stuff inside because I am not going out in this mess.
    OliveOilsMom