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Travinatorus
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April 11, 2013 3:58 pm  

Hi, after posting somewhere else I was directed to this site. I'm 42, kids are grown, wife is gone - just me & the dog.

I'm not really sure how to begin but the gist of it is; I'm wanting to relocate to the islands. If it was as easy as just packing up and flying over I'd already be there. I'm not wealthy.

So, I'm hoping to network with, hopefully, like minded people and see if there's a place for me (& my dog) on the islands.
Securing a job is first & foremost and then of course a place to live.

I have extensive references I can provide and I'm hoping one or more of my "talents" and/or skills will help me make the move.
So this is a brief bit about me -

I wrote a feature-film comedy and produced a trailer for it to use as a fundraising centerpiece.(starring a nationally touring comedian with numerous television appearances)
I also wrote/created, co-produced a TV pilot in Seattle which is currently in Post Production.
I have several other Television/Film scripts in various stages.

I've also been doing stand-up for ten years - while critically acclaimed (by other comedians) I have had limited success but coupled with my lack of enthusiasm for social-media, glad-handing and rear-end kissing it is to be expected.
I was featured in a documentary about comedy on the road.
I also write creative-non-fiction and wholly fictional short stories.

Also, (perhaps more importantly) having led a working man's life, I have the following skills: Remodeling & property rehabbing - floor covering inc Tile/Carpet/ Vinyl/Laminate as well as Landscape Design and general automotive repair (non-computer/diagnostic stuff - I can swap parts, tune ups, change engines and transmissions etc)

Currently I'm in the middle of gut/remodel on a bathroom.

Any pointers/advice etc. is greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.

Travis


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VT2VI
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April 11, 2013 4:37 pm  

Welcome to the Forum! 😎


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Iris Tramm
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April 11, 2013 4:39 pm  

Also, (perhaps more importantly) having led a working man's life, I have the following skills: Remodeling & property rehabbing - floor covering inc Tile/Carpet/ Vinyl/Laminate as well as Landscape Design and general automotive repair (non-computer/diagnostic stuff - I can swap parts, tune ups, change engines and transmissions etc)

Talented handymen who actually WORK, SHOW UP ON TIME, and are SOBER are pretty consistently in demand on STX.


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VIsnorkeler
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April 11, 2013 4:58 pm  

I dare say, those are pretty consistently in demand everywhere! Here on STT, too, anyway.


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LiquidFluoride
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April 11, 2013 8:30 pm  

I was featured in a documentary about comedy on the road.

you don't happen to have a sleeping disorder do you?


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blu4u
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April 11, 2013 9:08 pm  

Why does this so sound familiar?????


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billd
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April 11, 2013 10:34 pm  

First, since you have a dog you will need to go to a private home. Second, you can expect to pay more for security with the dog. Regarding work you will find it hard to get connected unless you are here. If you are serious you should come down for some time and find a job, get a place. set up transportation etc. This is not a vacation but a change in life. What you see as positive attributes may have little value here. This will mean that you will need to spend 1000 +. When you move assume that a studio will cost you around 900-1000 and you will need 3 months rent to get in. A car. if you want one will require insurance. You can get away with about 300.

Don't bring too much. And you will need to see when the airlines will fly a dog.

When you get closer let me know. I have long term apartments to rent as well as short term for a PMV or budget vacation.

good luck. If you do it and are successful you can't beat the life.

bill


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Iris Tramm
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April 11, 2013 11:08 pm  

I dare say, those are pretty consistently in demand everywhere! Here on STT, too, anyway.

Everywhere in the VI. Stateside ... not so difficult to find. Down there, though? They're like sasquatch.


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