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Novanut
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Greetings from St. Croix!

Got in last night after an all-day plane ride from NM. Plane had delayed liftoff at SJU due to paperwork... New landlord, Dan waited patiently and I'm glad he did! Still getting over the jet lag but can't wait to go exploring (maybe after TD) and am hopeful to get to know as many of the folks on this board as possible...

What a great place! Compared to life in the desert heat I'm looking forward to a more enjoyable life here...

Dan was talking about using Bank One for storing my funds. Many branches, ATM's, etc. Anyone know how long they hold the check?

Also going to be looking for a "Cheep" island car that will get me from point A to B without too much trouble.

All suggestions welcomed, including PM's.

More on my 'moving story' later.

Thanks again for all your help and guidance!
John

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2009 4:51 pm
Bombi
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welcome and enjoy! do you work for the govt?

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Posted : September 2, 2009 4:59 pm
Novanut
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Thanks. No, just a joke. Forgot to change it but will asap...

John

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2009 5:09 pm
nforbes
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Off island checks usually take 5 to 7 days to clear. i think they give you $100 of it at first and then the rest once it clears. i also believe the bank you're referring to is First Bank out of Puerto Rico.

Have fun and welcome!

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Posted : September 2, 2009 6:42 pm
chockman
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I am still stuck in Albuquerque. Lucky you,have fun exploring.

Yes I work for the Gov and we are here to help. After spending 24 years with them that statement still makes me laugh. Cash for clunkers,Gov run health care,it's all the same. You will get your money when we are good and ready to give it to you and yes you will like it.

Have a good life,way down south. Explore everywhere but be sure to notice who and what is around you.

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Posted : September 2, 2009 7:33 pm
jerrydcs
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me and my wife will be there soon oct. can't wait can only stay for two mounths right now though .

enjoy exploring .

jerrydcs

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Posted : September 2, 2009 8:12 pm
dougtamjj
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Good luck Novanut. Your landlord Dan is my best friend so I will probably meet you soon.

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Posted : September 2, 2009 8:21 pm
Jules
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Welcome to the islands, John!

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Posted : September 2, 2009 8:51 pm
Novanut
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Thanks all!

Looking forward to life in the 'slow lane'...

Any suggestions on what to do, or, how long it takes to 'get used' to the humidity? Two fans running constantly but those long walks to the store make for drenched clothing by the time I get back...

Another question; Just bought some Ritz for my 'tuna'... Best way to keep the crackers from wrapping around my fingers next time I go to use them???

Thanks again and I hope I can get to meet y'all real soon!

John

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2009 9:10 pm
Novanut
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be sure to notice who and what is around you.

Thanks but I come from Roswell; Home of high crime (like Albuq.) and small aliens... And they DO taste like chicken but only if you cook them slowly over a low fire for about an hour. Just add some green chili and, WA-LA!

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2009 9:16 pm
dougtamjj
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Sometimes when I am working in the garden I wet my shirt before putting on and the breeze keeps me cool. Also a wet cloth around your neck helps. Put the crackers in a baggie. Maybe a dehumidifier for your apartment. It does take a while to get used too. I just spent 6 weeks in the states in AC and I am suffering trying to get used to it again.

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Posted : September 2, 2009 9:39 pm
Novanut
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Great advice. Thanks, I'll try that!

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Topic starter Posted : September 2, 2009 9:52 pm
mydream
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Glad you finally made it, enjoy. I'm not there yet, but will be October 5th.
So I will be a newbie also. Have fun exploring.

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Posted : September 2, 2009 11:09 pm
jefgar
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John -- You're going to want to invest in a lot of plastic baggies -- once you've opened those crackers, they need to be placed in a zip-lock baggy. This will accomplish two things: keep them from wrapping around your fingers; keep them from becoming food for the other critters living in your house....... In fact, we put everything that comes in cardboard packaging into zip-lock baggies to reduce the risk of the little black mealy bugs. Just another of the minor inconveniences of living in paradise!

Welcome to the island.

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Posted : September 2, 2009 11:46 pm
bethburnett70
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We came from Phoenix, and it took us a couple of months to get used to the humidity... Of course, this is the worst month for humidity, so by the time the cooler weather rolls around, you will be an old pro. We moved here in August four years ago, and the humidity really doesn't bother me enough to interfer with my life, unlike that desert heat! 🙂

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Posted : September 3, 2009 1:35 am
divinggirl
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Aside from baggies you may want to invest in some really good quality plastic containers for items like cereal, rice, oatmeal, etc. We put crackers and similar items in a baggie and keep them in the refrigerator - they last lots longer.
As far as getting used to the humidity - it takes time. I just got back from 2 months in the states and I'm sweating it out now - I hope to re-acclimate soon!
Welcome to paradise!!

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Posted : September 3, 2009 9:21 am
trw
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little used kitchen items are also good baggie stuffers,keeps the rust away,cheese graters,grinders ect...

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Posted : September 3, 2009 9:28 am
terry
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Your on STX aren't you?

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Posted : September 3, 2009 11:47 am
Novanut
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Hi Terry,
Yep, on STX East end. Thought I'd wake up to howling winds and rain. Haven't checked the radar yet but guess we're in for some weather...

What a treat to get to sleep in (at least for a couple of days), drink tons of coffee and drink in the beauty...

Can't wait to get some wheels and hope I can remember to keep left...

Thanks again,
John

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Topic starter Posted : September 3, 2009 12:23 pm
skighee
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We will be moving from the high desert near Reno, and my main beef has been adjusting to the humidity.....cant wait to see how you adjust! I am sad as the flip flops will soon be going into hibernation as winter is coming.....

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Posted : September 5, 2009 3:21 am
Linda from Michigan
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Reno is where my daughter and I converge when stateside. She lives in Mammoth Lakes, CA and heads to Reno every chance she gets. Next year we'll be heading up that way for Burning Man. Just the hippie in me I guess!

When you get to STT look me up! Made some good friends already and while it is quite different from STX (my preferred location) it is still pretty cool.

Linda

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Posted : September 5, 2009 5:38 am
Novanut
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We will be moving from the high desert near Reno, and my main beef has been adjusting to the humidity.....cant wait to see how you adjust! I am sad as the flip flops will soon be going into hibernation as winter is coming.....

I was raised in NJ for a couple of decades so me and humidity ain't no strangers. So moving out to NM was a pleasant change for awhile. But as the temps increased and the winters started getting to these old bones I started yearning for warmer, less dry, alternatives. Started studying this board and the islands and soon it became a no-brainer; Da Islands are fer me! Of course, I arrived in what Dan called, the most humid part of the season (not to mention hurricanes). Took a short walk (1 mile to the store) Wednesday and was soaked to the skin by the time I got back. And it wasn't even raining... Slowly starting to adjust to it and, when the trade winds come it shouldn't be too bad (I hope)... First visit to STT several years ago was in February and really nice...

So if you plan a PMV come in the late summer or fall to 'get the real picture' of humidity... As for your flip flops, mine are wearing out so just send them on and they'll never see hibernation again...

Good luck!

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2009 12:39 pm
islandtyme
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1st bank will hold your checks for 7 BUSINESS days. You will not have access to your 1st 100 until 24 HRS after the deposit has been made.
The humidity will be easing in the next couple months.............Christmas winds soon come!
So your from Roswell............I loved the alien museum! I never laughed so hard..............the tiny piece of "pure aluminum" being proof of an alien spaceship landing looked more like a shard of a beer can that was attacked by a fierce weed whacker!!!
One of my favorite lil towns close to you is Ruidoso........cute lil mountain ski town.
Enjoy your new life on de islands mon!

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Posted : September 5, 2009 12:47 pm
Novanut
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Islandtyme,
Don't know when you were at the museum but they're now charging $5. for a peek at that beer can! Several years ago I produced a short piece on the museum and put it on youtube:

Can't believe the hits and especially the comments. What a hoot!

Ruidoso is where to escape the heat but not the Texans. Since that state has no mountains, they've adopted it as their own...

Life's berry, berry good! When the skeeters rear their ugly beaks it may be another matter... (type A- in case they get too much)...

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2009 1:29 pm
islandtyme
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Yeah I noticed more TX plates & was almost cornfused to which state I was in while in Ruidoso!
Nice video..... Needed the laff Novanut!!

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