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Re: Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet. - 2 years ago
Thanks for the info. I figured that it would be more of an issue with particulates than anything else. Just wondered about bacteria growth in cistern. Sounds like bleach will do the trick. Does anyone collect their grey water for garden use?by Treeman - General/Relocating
Cisterns.... Keepin' it wet. - 2 years ago
What are the do's and don'ts? I have read quite a bit on the construction of cisterns but there isn't a lot about the finer details. I am very conscious about water conservation but need to have a better understanding from those who deal with it constantly. What should we look for when buying a home? What are the yearly maintenance issues? How many allons are needed per year?by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: Moving off the mountain - 2 years ago
I have ~1000 albums that I am planning on selling before we move. Lots of memories but I haven't hooked up the turntable in yrs.by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: VA Benefits? - 2 years ago
Good info here!! I have been with USAA for over 25 yrs. Will look into the banking option; currently using a fed credit union. Also good to hear about the VA. I have never used that part of my benefits because I have always had employer health ins. Are VA business or home loans available in VI?by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: What to bring....... - 2 years ago
QuoteScubadoo Quotepiaa Bring a nice "quiet" generator Pia A Honda or little Cummins diesel, nice and quiet. I have a honda gas now that is used for hurricane season and the outages around here. not the quietest but I will enclose it in a shed.by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: What to bring....... - 2 years ago
QuoteExit Zero If you are frequently using tools now where you live -- then bring them - you will likely find you will be using them even more often here. Yes, I do a lot of home, auto, equipment repairs. Can't live without my compressor and attachments. Also have lent out a lot of things that I will need to get back.by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: Why did I bring that????? - 2 years ago
Lots of good stuff so far! We do have a lot of books that I need to pare down. When you speak about art; we have several watercolours. Will they survive or should I sell them in states? Yes, we are avid cooks and have a lot of kitchen gear. We would need to bring these just to survive.by Treeman - General/Relocating
Why did I bring that????? - 2 years ago
A follow-up to my previous post: What did you bring to the VI that you either sold, gave away or trashed 6 months after arriving? Was there something that you thought that you really needed but found superfluous? I have a lot of tools and equipment, my wife has a lot of shoes.......by Treeman - General/Relocating
What to bring....... - 2 years ago
As stated previously, my wife an I will be moving to VI in ~3 yrs. We have 2 houses to settle with and much to downsize. I have a lot of tools and equipment, she has a lot of shoes. My questions are: What did you get rid of pre-move that you wish you had brought along? Was there something that you need and found that you had to re-purchase at a higher price in the VI?by Treeman - General/Relocating
Re: Governor to Submit Recycling Legislation - 2 years ago
Our local recycling is having trouble here in the states. Most people recycle but the recycling centre is cutting back on collections. The falling price of oil is limiting the market for recycled plastics. Companies are finding it cheaper to use "new" plastics. As others have posted, I think that discouraging the use of plastics by the populous through education or $$ incentivby Treeman - General/Relocating
Hello All........ - 2 years ago
Just wanted to say Hello. I have been lurking on this board for the past few months. Finally signed up and feel willing and able to add to the discussions. My wife and I have traveled extensively around the world and have decided that we will be moving to VI in ~3yrs (need to be in the Caribbean and on US soil). Presently, we live in Charleston, SC. where I am a horticulturalist/arborist/iby Treeman - General/Relocating
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