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tommy b
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hello everyone!

I will keep this simple. I will be on stx in 6 days for busy season. It took a lot of planning and decisions. It is very easy to sip a bottle of rum and dream of moving, but a whole different plan when you actually do it. I did. It took 11 months of planning, a million headaches, and money is tight, but when I am an old grey man, I will be able to say when I was 24 years old I hit the reset on life and I moved to St. Croix with my wife and our dog. I have an apt leased and good lead on a vehicle, so the basics are as done as they can be. I would love any positive feedback or advice. And thank you to everyone on this board for the helpful conversations and knowledge, good and bad it all helps. See you in the islands....8-)

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Topic starter Posted : November 30, 2011 6:14 am
LisaB
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Say "good morning", "good afternoon", or "good evening" to everyone you encounter, especially to those providing you a service. Be nice to everyone you meet. Smile. Enjoy island life!

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Posted : November 30, 2011 8:44 am
lily1025
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lisab was absolutely correct. also,learn to be EXTREMELY patient WITH a smile on your face. it will make a big difference in a west indian culture. good luck, i hope you grow to love the island ways and culture as much as we did.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 5:50 pm
bathiel
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Best advice I can give is: be flexible. There's so much about STX that is different from home, and after the charm wears off, it can wear on you. If you stay flexible and are able to "go with the flow," you'll be a lot happier.

Second-best advice: If you see something in the store you like, buy two (or four or five). You'll never know when you might see it again.

Bernie

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Posted : November 30, 2011 6:33 pm
tommy b
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Thanks everyone! I have visited the island multiple times, so I do understand the ways of being much more polite than stateside. A smile can go a long way!

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Topic starter Posted : November 30, 2011 7:04 pm
speee1dy
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DONT BUY TOO MUCH OF FOOD products, they go bad faster in a non airconditioned environment

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Posted : November 30, 2011 7:45 pm
BeachcomberStt
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DONT BUY TOO MUCH OF FOOD products, they go bad faster in a non airconditioned environment

Food products you normally don't refrigerate in the states, end up in your refrigerator or freezer. So, it doesn't end up going bad or gets bugs in them. eg. cereal, pasta, cookies. Unless they are in an air tight container.
I keep certain containers when I buy certain products, because they come in handy. e.g. large bear animal cracker container, I use for rice, because I buy a large bag of rice at PriceMart.
If you cook too much for some reason or another, either eat it within 4 days or freeze it.

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Posted : November 30, 2011 9:31 pm
speee1dy
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i use lock and lock and don't have room in the fridge. still goes bad but not as quickly if it were in a different plastic container. lock and lock are the best.

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Posted : December 1, 2011 12:36 am
DixieChick
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another solution speedy is to eat it faster!!!:D

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Posted : December 1, 2011 10:59 am
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