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Hello everyone

Life2.0
February 13, 2017 06:07AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 4

So long story short... at 41 I've ending a loveless marriage ( on nice terms ) and gave up my possessions. Now I only own clothes.. lol... and a job in logistics. My plan is to bank money for a year... get dental work done, dr. Visits, etc. make a trip to VI then make the move. I'll save money in the meantime since I have the opportunity. I've been to most islands in the Caribbean however being a USA citizen this is the easiest choice. I don't mind spotty internet and power outages. I'm more laid back and enjoy the finer things in life like nature and relationships with people. I just joined so just dropping in to say hello and hope to make some friends here in the next year or so while I make my move. This has been a long time coming and I understand the struggle but I'm strong and I'll regret not trying the rest of my life if I don't attempt this. The day my status goes to " he lives here" I'll throw a cookout and you're all invited! Live, laugh, love..

Re: Hello everyone

rosesisland
February 13, 2017 07:00AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 601

I was 2 years older than you are now when I did that 21 years ago. Only difference was, I came as a widow of 5 years wanting to start anew. I met my current husband here and have never looked back. I'm on St. Croix and love it here!

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speee1dy
February 13, 2017 07:47AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

welcome and i hope you find what you are looking for.

if you have questions , please ask. do a lot of reading on this forum.

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Life2.0
February 13, 2017 12:25PM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 4

Thanks for response. I have been reading a ton for the last few months. As long as the rats, cockroaches, and centipedes don't take much room... well sleep well together. Any advice you have is GREATLY appreciated. Just pm me. Thanks and much love. Dan

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speee1dy
February 13, 2017 02:56PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

i hear if you get bit by a stinging thing like a centipede, rub it with a freshly cut onion.

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Alana33
February 13, 2017 05:54PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Rub it with an onion, then what? Bake it or salute it?
Only kidding!;-)

Welcome LIfe 2.0.

Idlewood4
February 13, 2017 07:16PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 82

I moved here last May, and it's been amazing. You sound like you've got the right attitude and a sense of humor, which is always helpful. I'm on STT, and I'm 60. Life here is glorious, warts and all. Read all the forums, sounds like you've made a good start. Read the VI Consortium and the Source. If you are on Facebook check out the group What's Going on St. Thomas. Welcome!

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speee1dy
February 14, 2017 07:54AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

i would saute it in butter



Quote
Alana33
Rub it with an onion, then what? Bake it or salute it?
Only kidding!;-)

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vicanuck
February 14, 2017 07:55AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,095

Quote
speee1dy
i hear if you get bit by a stinging thing like a centipede, rub it with a freshly cut onion.

Spray the area with WD40...takes the sting away immediately.

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Alana33
February 14, 2017 09:54AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Have you tried that, personally?

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speee1dy
February 14, 2017 02:03PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

interesting, never heard this one

alana, if you are asking me-no. a girl at work did and said it worked

Quote
vicanuck
Quote
speee1dy
i hear if you get bit by a stinging thing like a centipede, rub it with a freshly cut onion.

Spray the area with WD40...takes the sting away immediately.

Re: Hello everyone

Joanledbetter
February 14, 2017 05:47PM

Registered: 12 months ago
Posts: 15

Wow, you are brave!

Wishing you all the best!

I may be moving to St. Croix in the next couple months (am waiting on the official job offer).

You give me strength to be brave (moving is hard enough; moving across the water is scary).

I hope to me you there one day smiling

J

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quirion
February 15, 2017 01:17AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 388

Quote
vicanuck
Quote
speee1dy
i hear if you get bit by a stinging thing like a centipede, rub it with a freshly cut onion.

Spray the area with WD40...takes the sting away immediately.

Does it move?
yes
should it?
yes (done)
no (duct tape)
no
should it?
yes (wd40)
no (done)

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speee1dy
February 15, 2017 07:52AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

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East Ender
February 15, 2017 08:23AM

Registered: 12 years ago
Posts: 4,855

"I'll regret not trying the rest of my life if I don't attempt this."

This is probably the biggest reason many of us end up here. wink

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vicanuck
February 15, 2017 08:39AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 2,095

Quote
Alana33
Have you tried that, personally?

Yes...many times. It works with fire ant, wasps, centipedes and the like.

I keep a spray can of WD40 by the back door in case of emergencies.

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Alana33
February 15, 2017 09:35AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 11,584

Good to know.
Never heard of that previously.

Re: Hello everyone

Life2.0
February 21, 2017 04:48AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 4

Bless this message board. I've gotten emails from some great folks. Please continue.... I have a lot of questions.. banks, bills. Etc. I will see you soon... I will plan a trip later this year to come down. Let's meet up... you'll love me lol, most do... I'm GREAT fun and understand life finally at 41. Wishing you well, love you guys...

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Amysjourney
February 22, 2017 12:44PM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 2

Welcome! I'm doing the same exact thing. I'm 37 and just ended my loveless marriage as well. I'm staying with my mom for a year to save up some money and move to my dream place the US Virgin Islands! I'm just looking to meet some new friends on here over the next year while I prepare to move. I hope we both find our happiness here smiling

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Amysjourney
February 22, 2017 12:45PM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 2

This gives me great hope that I can still have a wonderful life and start over after my divorce!

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LiquidFluoride
February 22, 2017 03:33PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,935

Quote
East Ender
"I'll regret not trying the rest of my life if I don't attempt this."

This is probably the biggest reason many of us end up here. wink


My decision to move had an element of that in it.

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