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Re: Newcomer

WillsSweetPea
February 21, 2012 07:12PM

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Posts: 27

I totally agree :-)

Re: Newcomer

East Ender
February 21, 2012 07:39PM

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Posts: 4,048

Did you mean you "toadally" agree??;)

Re: Newcomer

WillsSweetPea
February 21, 2012 08:18PM

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Re: Newcomer

blu4u
February 21, 2012 09:06PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 855

Quote
swhitey
Like I said, the Nay sayers and haters are usually my regular readers. I have lots of them :) Anytime you write an opinion blog you're bound to have people disagree.

S.W. I like your blog. I wish you had some more advertisers or mentioned more of the community events. Truhfuly I didn't pay much attention to your blog until the little Perez girl was murdered. When all the other travel sites ("trip advisor" and "cruise critic") automatically deleted all discussion of the horrible event, your blog allowed a forum for public comment. A very brave act for someone whose lively hood depends upon tourist based advertising. Some of the same folks who bash your blog, sugar coat the VI and mislead tourist just to make a buck. Stand tall my friend.

Re: Newcomer

Iris Tramm
February 22, 2012 02:51PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 685

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swhitey
Eastender when you make statements like I have an agenda they are hater statements. Everyone that knows me knows I don't care what people think. You say that and hide behind your fake name, I don't. I'm open, honest and transparent. maybe you should have re-worded the statement to read I don't always agree with Mr. Kahuna's opinions. I have no agenda except to write about my experiences living here in STT. Find a story I told an untruth in....you won't.

Like I said, the Nay sayers and haters are usually my regular readers. I have lots of them :) Anytime you write an opinion blog you're bound to have people disagree.

People say I'm a "hater" too. Let's form a club. I call it "reality". PM me your blog.

Re: Newcomer

WillsSweetPea
February 22, 2012 10:58PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 27

Good Afternoon, Well I received my Settler's Handbook, papers & map today. I've tried to read & enjoy as much as possible. Love the map, I almost didn't buy it, but boy I'm so glad I did, very helpful to say the least.

Re: Newcomer

polemicturtle
June 15, 2013 01:40AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 12

Hi all. Are these cisterns using first flush diversion?

Re: Newcomer

Linda J
June 15, 2013 05:27AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3,880

This is a term I havne't heard regarding cisterns. Are you confusing cisiterns and septic tanks?

Re: Newcomer

piaa
June 15, 2013 08:22AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 559

We have looked into having "first flush" and have gone so far as to purchase the separate tank but never got around to installing.

Pia

Re: Newcomer

polemicturtle
June 16, 2013 12:14AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 12

LOL! No. A first flush diversion system is simply a contraption in a rain catchment system that diverts an initial portion of water away from your holding tank.

The concept being that the first bit of rain is going to wash a bunch of crap off your room, that you don't want going into your collection system.

I have seen commercial ones that hook up inline with a down spout and DIY versions rigged with 2 litre bottles that feed rain barrels and giant holding tanks. I figure a cistern is a giant rain barrel so i figured I'd ask.

Re: Newcomer

Linda J
June 16, 2013 04:10AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 3,880

Thank you, now I understand.

Re: Newcomer

Tolie
June 23, 2013 01:27AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 40

Good Evening!

Please please please do a Pre-move visit first before up and moving here. Its NOTHING like the states, and it's not for everybody. The majority of people that move her end up moving back within 3 months. I love it here, and so do many, but its a completely different lifestyle and world. Some don't understand the adjustments and what they will miss until they are stuck here.

Everything is very pricey, the only full-on houses you will find will be in high-crime areas, better to stick to a gated community and enjoy the pools on-site, and beaches are everywhere. Yes, the crime here is some of the highest in the country, and its everywhere. "Mind your surroundings and don't go looking for drugs in a back alley and you will be fine," works a lot of the time, but sometimes its unavoidable.

The driving here is very dangerous, for some reason nobody stays in their lane (almost all roads are only 2 lanes), and accidents happen all the time. The roads are steep and windy and people cut corners around bends all the time and end up in your lane. Its crazy, i've already crashed 2 cars in 8 months having a giant taxi van both times run me into a tree on the wrong side of the road.

If you move here, get used to watching how much water you use, paying over $2k for a 2 BD, and almost $5 a gallon for gas. If you want to use the AC expect your electric bill to be $400-$600 a month. Groceries are usually about double, although you can usually get to pueblo and save some bucks. We don't use a list anymore, and go to 4 different stores to get most of what we want, to make it affordable. Mosquitos are tough, I got Dengue fever from one on the east end, that was miserable, and they can get very annoying at times.

Things take a lot of time here, sometimes all day to do things that used to take you an hour at home. Certain things you are used to at home don't exist here, and you might get rock fever. It's really a whole different place, it feels like a completely different country most of the time, especially with driving on the left, and having a drinking age of 18. Just some things to think about. There are amazing things to see here, but most just visit, its something else to live it. Visit us first and live like a local for a couple weeks and try it out.

Good Luck!

Re: Newcomer

Alana33
June 23, 2013 09:48AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 4,076

Pueblo may be good for some things but I find their prices much higher than other places on so many other things.
It pays to shop around and that means going to 3-4 grocery stores, at least.

I have made many friends over the many years I have lived here, some fell in love with the islands on vacation and wanted to live in "paradise" then found after a couple years of living here that it was "paradox" instead, could not adjust and fled back to the mainland.
Many friends, now, are fleeing due to the high cost of living that they are finding and going to live stateside where they can make their income stretch much further as they get older.

Island life is not for everyone..........As with everything in life, there are compromises.

Re: Newcomer

Ronnie
June 23, 2013 08:19PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 1,865

Bear in mind this OP was from last year. They hopefully have moved here and may give a report.

RL8-)

Re: Newcomer

OldTart
June 24, 2013 06:48AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 2,836

No posts since February 2012. I'll wager the plans changed. :D

Re: Newcomer

wenchtoo
June 24, 2013 10:19AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 99

Quote
Alana33
Pueblo may be good for some things but I find their prices much higher than other places on so many other things.
It pays to shop around and that means going to 3-4 grocery stores, at least.

I have made many friends over the many years I have lived here, some fell in love with the islands on vacation and wanted to live in "paradise" then found afte but r a couple years of living here that it was "paradox" instead, could not adjust and fled back to the mainland.
Many friends, now, are fleeing due to the high cost of living that they are finding and going to live stateside where they can make their income stretch much further as they get older.

Island life is not for everyone..........As with everything in life, there are compromises.

(tu) thats what we did I miss my adopted home. the cost of living was just to be to much.

Re: Newcomer

OldTart
June 24, 2013 12:54PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 2,836

Quote
wenchtoo

Island life is not for everyone..........As with everything in life, there are compromises.

(tu) thats what we did I miss my adopted home. the cost of living was just to be to much.[/quote]

Peg, you and Jimmy are probably better off for leaving. You came and left twice. All is good.

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