Thought It Might Be Interesting To Find Out Where Everyone Is From... : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Thought it might be interesting to see where everyone is from. I live in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Home of Pilgrim I, the only nuclear power plant in the state. Lucky me.

-- flb (, March 17, 1999


Well, I guess it wouldn't be right not to join in with everyone here ... I'm in northern New Mexico, at the base of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, at an altitude of about 7,000 feet. About five or six of the small towns and villages in this part of NM have active Y2K community groups, which is very encouraging.


-- Ed Yourdon (, March 21, 1999.

Brooklyn, New York.

(Not for much longer...)

-- pshannon (, March 17, 1999.

Vermont- the Mud Season capital of the world....

-- anita (, March 17, 1999.

The Missouri Ozarks...not close to anything and we like it like that!!

-- MUTTI (windance, March 17, 1999.

Fort Lauderdale, in the Gunshine State.

-- Online2Much (, March 17, 1999.

Rome,Maine~~~where you can have it your way!! :^)

-- Darlene (, March 17, 1999.

Oxford, Maine-we poor, but we happy!

-- Ed (, March 17, 1999.

Washington, DC

-- Libby Alexander (, March 17, 1999.

Kentucky Hillbilly.

-- Linda A. (, March 17, 1999.

Greater Boston, where the Red Sox have already been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. :-)

-- Brooks (, March 17, 1999.

Out in the sticks here in Michigan. And no, I'm not in a militia, and my last name is NOT McVeigh.

-- Tim (, March 17, 1999.




-- Lon (, March 17, 1999.

Jeffersonville, Indiana (a suburb of Louisville, KY)

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, March 17, 1999.

Altamont, NY with a view of the Helderbergh Escarpment

-- Arlene Raynor (, March 17, 1999.

We live on a secluded farm near Chattanooga Tennessee.

-- Raven (, March 17, 1999.

I and 3 others I know of are in the great NC. Mom (GI) in GA presently, but will be moving here. Mr. K

-- Mr. Kennedy (, March 17, 1999.

Cleburne, Texas close to DFW. Not sure if anyone in this town has prepared at all for Y2K.

-- shellie (, March 17, 1999.

Western Washington - where it never ever rains - NOT!

-- Valkyrie (, March 17, 1999.

WArD 5 At beLLviEw HOspITaL!!!!! NapoLIOn is A GI, BuT CAesAR is dgI!!!!! frED SPeAks nOt muCh at aLL!!!!! hUh?????

-- Dieter (, March 17, 1999.

About 55 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia

-- (, March 17, 1999.

Satsuma, Fl. crossroads to nowhere but am moving up- up north that is, gonna be a Hoosier again.

-- sue (, March 17, 1999.

Brighton, MI 40 miles NW of Deeeeeetroit.

Many clueless in Livingston County

-- PJ (, March 17, 1999.

I live in North Florida where we will not freeze to death when the power goes off due to the failure of government to fix the problems.

-- Steve (, March 17, 1999.

St. Paul, Minnesota (Also known as the Socialist Republic of Minnesota.) Unfortunately governed at present by Jesse "don't call me 'the body' Ventura." Yikes.

-- Scarlett (, March 17, 1999.

Denton, Texas -- 5 blocks from a 7-11 and a few miles from TWU with their multistoried hoping like heck they empty them out for the holidays and don't let anyone back in till after the rollover.

Got a BIG yard...neighbors we've known for years and some my husband has known since he was ten. My next door neighbor has been prepared since the cuban missle crisis...old army...they have always stored food, water, alternate heat sources with fuel, and ammo.... but I don't know about the rest. Got some blank stares that I'm sure probably didn't turn into any real comprehension.

I do know there are some churches in the city who are preparing and teaching there parishioners to prepare. There is also a big Mormon community here.

If the two universities empty out Denton will revert to small town USA...which will be helpful...but we are still much to close to the Dallas/Ft.Worth metroplex (about 35 miles).

-- Shelia (, March 17, 1999.

I live in Spanaway, Washington, about 5 miles (or less)from Fort Lewis and McChord Air Force Base. Ground Zero if the Russians or ChiComs can't control what happens with their nukes in the new year...

-- Neva (, March 18, 1999.

About an hour's drive from either Forth Worth, TX or the DFW area. Little 1100 person town, which is good. Clueless local yokels, which is bad. You win some, you lose some.


-- PJ Gaenir (, March 18, 1999.

Oklahoma City, OK (fly-over country), less than one mile from a 7-11, a Burger King, and MCDs. 1/4 mile from the crips and bloods turf. Not looking good at this point. Hamburger, (Gayla, I think), on toast (Milne), and a LARGE order of fries..........

Wanna trade?

\/\/illis in OKC 03/17/1999

-- Willis (, March 18, 1999.

Spitting distance from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Got heat?

-- Lois Knorr (, March 18, 1999.

Indiana..Where it's apparantly never going to stop snowing. (About an hour north of Pearlie...<>

-- Eye On Y2K (, March 18, 1999.

These days, living in a northern Atlanta slurb. Grew up in St. Paul, MN.

(Jesse -- is the new gov. messin' up already?)

St. Paul is not far fromLake Wobegon, a small town everyone is familiar with. That proximity no doubt explains the fact that our children -- and grandchildren -- are all above average. It's something in the soil, I believe.

-- Tom Carey (, March 18, 1999.

Pukalani (hole in the heavens), Maui, a small community a few thousand feet up Haleakala (a dormant volcano).

Aloha :)


-- susan (, March 18, 1999.

Chicago Met Area-----two seasons Winter & Summer and if you don't like the weather don't worry it'll change in a minute. ;-)

We're also known as Flatlanders, by our Cheesehead neighbors.

-- Deborah (, March 18, 1999.

NJ. Why? I have no idea. <:)=

-- Sysman (, March 18, 1999.

Anchorage, Alaska. God's country, but damned cold in January.

-- Ramp Rat (Aviation_R_us@noname.nocity), March 18, 1999.

Selah Washington - not the evergreen side of the state, the brown desert side. Wouldnt trade my sunshine for the trees!

-- Kimbo Wa (, March 18, 1999.

Cleveburgh errr Cleanland errrr C-Town, the best Jim Rome Tour Stop on record, where the new football team will NOT have a logo on it's hemlet, the baseball team will (one hopes) beat the football team to a championship, and the town that ALMOST welcomed the football team back with an INDY car race the same weekend. (Thank the Lord the guys at CART and IMG switched Cleve and Detroit weekends this year!!).

Course, I'm looking at property even as we speak...........

Chuck, da Night Driver

-- Chuck, a night driver (, March 18, 1999.

On an Island in Puget Sound, Western Washington. And we have broken all records for rain this winter!!!

-- Suzanne L (SuzanneL@yearlong.lurker), March 18, 1999.

I live in Columbus, Oh., a town with over a million people in it. Neighbors are Y2k aware and we are planning some neighborhood meetings. Am trying to talk a few neighbors into getting a bugout rv..., we'll see.

-- shivermetimbers (, March 18, 1999.

I live in a little green house inside a big white building full of big men with fancy uniforms. They call themselves Air Forces and they've fixed the ship that I crash-landed! And they fly it around!!

They feed me chicken and milk here. I like this planet.

-- Marvin (, March 18, 1999.

Suburb: Mosman.

City: Sydney.

Country: The People's Democratic Republic of Australia.

The nice thing about y2k is that all the lefties are gonna die! ;)

-- Leo (, March 18, 1999.

In Tucson (AZ) seeking a way out-

Got water?

-- PJ (, March 18, 1999.

South Bend, Indiana......home of the Fighting Irish.


-- Mercy (, March 18, 1999.

Kalamazoo, MI.

But moving out of town about 20 miles next month. Wondering what to do about brand new neighbors? Come across as a kook or keep my head low?

Decisions, decisions.

-- Jon Williamson (, March 18, 1999.

Northern NY state in a small community, right next door to Canada. I am reminded of something one of the locals said at a watering hole about 2 years ago. When the subject of computers and the internet came up, Brownie remarked, "Them damn computers! Them things will be the death of this country! I don't need no stinkin' computer!"

For some reason, I keep hearing Brownie's voice echoing in the background........

-- Bobbi (, March 18, 1999.

Lansing, MI Good Luck To Everyone

-- Lori (, March 18, 1999.

Melbourne, Australia. Less than five miles from over a dozen 7-11's, Food Plus's and assorted other Quikie Marts.

-- humpty (, March 18, 1999.

Lancaster Pennsylvania, a County that can feed ten other counties easily.

Got Amish?

-- Art Welling (, March 18, 1999.

Willis, Bardou gets the credit for the hamburger remark. :-) I was born in your fair city, but now live about 40 miles northwest of Houston, Texas: where heat in the winter is not a problem, but feeding 4 million people probably will be. :-(

-- Gayla Dunbar (, March 18, 1999.

I thinks that I might possilby have emerged from a toilet sometime in 1992. Someone was sitting on it as I recall and it was all dark. So I yelled at him for him to get his fat ass outta my sun!!!! And he leaps up and yells, "hey someone's in my toilet!"

And I yells back "damn right there's someone's in your toilet, there's ME in your toilet and are you going to give me a hand getting out?"

and he goes, "no I dont know what you are but I think I'm gonna flush you back to where you came from", and I say "no I don't want to go back to the sewers" and he lunges for the flusher but I jump out and stick his head in the toilet for a few minutes to teach him some manners about what you SHOULD do when someone comes out of your toilet and asks for some help.

anyway that is where I came from. I think. I might have come from a bagel factory instead but I'm not sure about that since I dont like eating bagels and I have no idea what could I have been doing in that bagel factory.

-- Jerry (jj@jj.jj), March 18, 1999.

p.s. got a toilet brush?

-- jerry (jj@j.j), March 18, 1999.

Lewiston, Maine

Looks as though we won't be riding the motorcycle across country this summer:(

-- monique (, March 18, 1999.

Bowling Green, Bowling Green, prettiest girls you've ever seen. KY, that is.

-- Mike (, March 18, 1999.

Indianapolis In

I can see a 7-11 from where I sit at my 'puter

Sean in Indy

-- (, March 18, 1999.

Norman, Oklahoma

20 miles away from Willis

1/2 mile from Burger King, McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut, 2 Mexican restaurants, Albertson's, Buy For Less, IGA, Pratt's, Eckerd Drug, a brand new super WalMart (to open this summer), Dollar General...

1 mile from 3 7-ll's

2 miles away from University of Oklahoma, home to 20,000 college students (I hope not too many are here for the winter intersession)

Can't afford to move, can't afford not to.

God knows, Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (, March 18, 1999.

Rochester,NY Where the power company has a great website full of Y2k info with a great many pages of ... everything will work... but also has that big we will NOT warranty anything and are not to be held liable disclaimer...

-- rickjohn (, March 18, 1999.

Las Cruces, NM

No, we don't have 7/11's Paul. Yes we do have Pik Quick markets and yes we do live within 5 miles of one although it is quite rural.


-- Ray (, March 18, 1999.

Portland, Maine - and thanking God for not living in the Megapolis (Boston, Ma to Richmond, Va urban coriddor. We've got land and people with real nice dispositions around here. A LOVELY place to live!

-- David (ConnectingDots@Information.Net), March 18, 1999.

About 20 miles NW of Atlanta - Cobb County, City of Marietta utility services thankfully - apparently 12-15 miles west of Sir Tom Carey. Nothing coming through Atlanta except natural gas - and we are switching suppliers.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (, March 18, 1999.

Prior Lake, Minnesota. A small suburb southwest of Minneapolis. If any other "locals" want to contact me (scarlet?) my real email address is

-- rick (I', March 18, 1999.

St.Albert, AB, CA; average daytime high Jan.1 is about -13C. Stay warm!

-- Tricia the Canuck (, March 18, 1999.

Greetings from Jacksonville, FL where it's going to be 80 and sunny today. :-)


-- Deano (, March 18, 1999.

wow!! We're all over the place. This will drive the sociologists nuts(see Lab Rats posting)- the whole world is full of us loonies....!! It's not just California or something.....

-- anita (, March 18, 1999.

Myrtle Beach, SC

Currently on contract in Charlotte, NC

-- Jay (, March 18, 1999.

Milwaukee, WI. Have beer, got CHEESE?

-- have q's? (, March 18, 1999.

Age 67 and leader of the Senior Citizens Militia here in S.E.Ohio. Slowly waking up the sleepy residents of Ichabod County U.S.A. I have been on the F.B.I. "list" for years now and the "list " is growing exponentially.Some of you are probably on the list also. There is a rumor (I said RUMOR)that every county coronor in the U.S. has been given this so-called list and maps of where we are, and that our locations are designated by a nazi symbol. The rumor states that FEMA compiled this list. Check it out, just in case. Actually I am pretty harmless except for my big mouth, maybe that is why I am still allowed to exist.????Hope I see you tomorrow.Carry on!

-- Grandma Betty Alice (, March 18, 1999.

25 minutes south of Tokyo; 15 minutes north of Yokohama. Two minutes from a 7-11. Five minutes from a McDonalds (special this month: curry burger). Thursday was sunny and 21C (70F).

-- PNG (, March 18, 1999.

Iceland. Toasty warm in the right spots.

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), March 18, 1999.

When I come up for air, it is in S.W. FL, less drastic change in temp. tho still chilly, only 83 degrees. Looking forward to seeing DGIs


-- Charon (, March 18, 1999.

Well ... you know.

-- King of Spain (, March 18, 1999.

California held hostage by love in SW ohio. SIGH.

-- meeko (, March 18, 1999.

Whoops! Should be "Californian"

-- meeko (, March 18, 1999.

Birmingham, finest city in Ala-bam, you can travel cross this entire land, there aint no place like birmin-ham.

Randy, er, I mean, Rusty

-- Rusty (, March 18, 1999.

Wichita, Kansas

Wishing for a pair of ruby slippers.

Chemical plants to the south and Nuclear plants to the north.

Ground Zero (McConnell AFB), if the Russkies get trigger-happy.

LOL, Mike.

-- Planebuilder (, March 18, 1999.

Jackson County, IN. 'bout 30 minutes west of Eye on y2k, halfway between Indy and L'ville.

-- Cowardly Lion (, March 18, 1999.

Silicon Valley, California ... one of the original Y2K home turf spots ... south of San Francisco in the Santa Cruz mountain foothills.

Bay Area is now hosting Marine Urban Warrior Games.

Diane *Oh Joy*

-- Diane J. Squire (, March 18, 1999.

-- sandi (, March 18, 1999.

The Eastside (east of Seattle), where Puget Sound Energy produces only 32 percent of its own power. Fortunately, it typically doesn't get too cold in January. Abundant water available, especially if you've got the Katadyn or Berkefeld. On the down side, it's only 1.5 miles to the 7-11. On the plus side, I'm sure Bill Gates will solve this Y2K thing real soon now...

-- Don (, March 18, 1999.

SW Oklahoma, near Ft. Sill, home of the U.S. Army Artillery School,etc.

-- jeanne (, March 18, 1999.

From Central Ohio in Columbus. Not many GI's here, from what I can tell.

-- Jeff (, March 18, 1999.


Half way between Madstop and Governuer (or however he spelled his name)??

Chuck who used to stomp pretty hard up there in his misspent youth

-- Chuck, a night driver (, March 18, 1999.

California...north of SF in smaller town ignoring y2k

-- oldgramma (, March 18, 1999.

In the Beautiful North Woods of Wisconsin--Tomahawk

-- maji (, March 18, 1999.

Upper Midwest USA .. Minnesota-Wisconsin area .. near Lake Superior .. where the northern lights are visible on a regular basis, the air is clean, and it's incredibly serene.

Almost 20 miles from any town, out in the woods, so no specific location is available. No 7-11 stores, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or McDonalds in any direction for many miles.

Home is totally solar powered. Equipped with wood and solar heat, an excellent well, and substantial propane (just in case) .. and more. Have a solar oven that's been in use here for 12 years. Also have a variety of shortwave gear.

1/2 acre organic garden. Planning to do a LOT of canning this summer.

Been in the computer industry for 23 years.

Not worried about water, heat, or power. Have plenty of all three. Shortage concern here: companionship. Any Y2K-savvy woman interested in sharing?

[Back to work...... ]


-- Dan (, March 18, 1999.

Charlotte, North Carolina...nestled between 2 nuclear power plants...


-- Roland (, March 18, 1999.

"In Somerset where the cider apples grow."

-- Chris (, March 18, 1999.

Amarillo...High Point of the Texas Star

-- Cary Mc from Tx (, March 18, 1999.

On a hobby farm near Winnebago, Minnesota (Winnebago is located about 45 miles SSW of Mankato.)

-- Jim Morris (, March 18, 1999.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

1000 gal propane, 500 gal gasoline, 2 KW solar panels, 10 KW propane generator, passive solar house, well, pond, 1 yr food for 5 adults, 2 pistols, 2 shotguns, 2 solar ovens, small garden (10x20), 1 yr insulin.

-- Bob Watson (, March 18, 1999.

Charlottesville, VA. Not a bad town, but very sprawley. And only 2.25h from the heart of DC. Tons and tons of college students with SUVs bought for them by Mummy and Daddy, all of whom will label themselves as either "pre-law," "pre-med," or "pre business." Haunted by lots of interesting ghosts like Thomas Jefferson, William Faulkner, Edgar Allen Poe. (I wonder what Mr. TJ would say about the mess we're in now?) Lots of pretty green hills to the South and West. Great hiking all over the place and lots of pretty gals.

-- coprlolith (, March 18, 1999.

We live in the Catskills. Nearest big town (2,000): 5 miles. Nearest metropolis (15,000): 20 miles. NYC: 175 miles. Phil: 220 miles. Nearest cow: anywhere you go, about 500 feet.

Our region's historic claim to fame is "The Rent Wars". You see, despite that little thang called the American Revolution, leftover Tories owned all the land up here (100s of square miles) and rented it to local farmers with exorbitant and nasty arrangements.

Around 1840, the locals began dressing up like Indians (with costumes made by their wives, for disguises) and conducted non-violent but frightening raids on the local landowners.

By 1845, they owned their own land.

Many of their descendants still live here and they feel about the same way as they did in 1840 about much of what is happening these days .....

-- BigDog (, March 18, 1999.

We're in the Missouri Ozarks and almost in Arkansas. Moved here several years ago to gain more self sufficiency, knowing nothing about y2k. Have been preparing seriously for over 1 year now, 2 gardens, root cellar, solar, diesel generator, food storage, chickens, milk cow, horse, and two big dogs. We are in our 50's, have a business in a nearby town, which we hope will survive, and would like to correspond with others about what they are doing. Perhaps we could learn from each other.

-- James and Gayle Greenleaf (, March 18, 1999.

West of Indianapolis, In.

-- Moore Dinty moore (, March 18, 1999.

Close enough to Pearl Harbor that if it became a target of a "accidental" nuke lauch, I'll have nothing to worry about ever again!

-- Russell (Oh, March 18, 1999.

Central Texas. On the back road to Fort Hood. I sell Slurpees to pilots of black helocoptors!! Began to GI with the Time June 2, 1997 issue.

-- (, March 18, 1999.

I'm from Ashtabula (ASH-TUH-BYOO-LUH: Indian for "River of many fish") in the far N.E. corner of Ohio.

My house is within 2 miles of several chemical plants, specifically PRAXAIR, formely Union Carbide-Linde Gas, makers of liquid industrial gases, like hydrogen & oxygen, and some inert gases.

The place is mostly controlled and operated via computers from somewhere out of state. (PA i think) Skeleton crew only. Wish I could head for the hills!!!!

hEy DiETer! YoU haVEn'T BeEN aROunD mUcH lATeLy. YeS?? nO? tHiS hYENa wAnTS yOu aROUnD mORe. dIeTer gIVeS mUCh mORe thAN hE TaKEs. iS tHis nOT tRUe? yEs I sAy IT iS tRuE!!

Christa, a long time lurker, rare poster, who greatly respects all you regulars. Best wishes to all.

-- christa (, March 18, 1999.

I'm in Canberra, the federal capital of Australia.

That makes 3 Aussies now I think, 1 in Japan, 1 Icelander, and 1 Brit (I assume the reference to cider apples implies Somerset England, rather than some other Somerset). All the rest seem to be US.

Well, Australia's meant to be at the forefront of Y2K remediation, maybe we're at the forefront of awareness too.

-- Ron Davis (, March 18, 1999.

Hey Ron Davis:

"All the rest seem to be US." Hate to burst your bubble, but Canada is not a state of the USA. We like to think we are a country in our own right!

-- Lois Knorr (, March 18, 1999.

Small town in northwest South Carolina (no...that's not North Carolina!). Moved here from Atlanta first of this year....but now within 15 miles of a nuclear power win some, you lose some...

-- seagreen (, March 18, 1999.

Hey Lois!

A million apologies, I somehow or another I just did a mental 'filter out' of North American places. Canada and Australia have a lot in common I think, lets be friends!!


-- Ron Davis (, March 19, 1999.

Well, mate, I can't accept on behalf of Lois, but your apology just mooted the flaming post I was about to send your way. And we have more in common with Aussies in many ways (taxes, gun laws, health provisions) than we do with Yanks (apologies to all those S of MD line). Personally, I feel vague ties to both countries; my aunt is a US citizen, as was my grandfather (her father), and my other grandfather emigrated to Oz in the 1950's when he thought that Canada was going to get caught in the middle of a war between the US and the USSR. However, I remain proudly Canadian. [Imagine red and white maple leaf flag waving - still can't do that picture thing *sigh*]

-- Tricia the Canuck (, March 19, 1999.

Tricia, Louis, Ron... Imho, in many important respects Canada and Australia ARE states of the USA. The 52nd and 55th respectively.

-- humpty (, March 19, 1999.

Are we really at the forefront of remediation? From what I've been hearing...

Well, scratch what I've been hearing. My computer guy (Landmark computers in Lane Cove, Sydney..they're good enough to deserve a plug!) was telling me about his cousin. The guy works in the Sydney Qantas (that's our national airline, to all others) headquarters and he's been saying BAD things about the remediation status there.

My computer man is the only guy I know personally who GIs.


-- Leo (, March 19, 1999.

jeanne from SW Oklahoma: Welcome from a fellow Okie. My GI brother lives near you but is looking to move away from all those soldiers. (He's retired now from the Army.) Take heart and keep up the preps. Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (, March 19, 1999.

I live in Marysville, Washington planning on bugging out to Eastern Washington (near Canadian border) to my sisters, if I can find it. So far out the only time I visited her I got lost trying to find my way home. Lots of coyotes though, need to carry gun when horseback riding for protection. Will be applying for concealed weapons permit, buying handgun. Flock of Wild turkeys lives on her property. Sister bought some sheep, spinning wheel, learning to spin yarn. My sister always was a throwback to 1800s, so very glad. Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, very picturesque.

-- Peachey (, March 19, 1999.

Just outside a suburb of Dallas, Texas. Almost rural, but close enough to a 7-11 to count.

-- Codejockey (, March 19, 1999.

Humpty, you've got me intrigued. Who are 51,53 and 54?

-- Tricia the Canuck (, March 19, 1999.

Southern Oregon, about 30 miles north of Medford, and about 15 minutes walking time to Interstate 5.


-- LP (, March 19, 1999.

Looks like I have Art, Sysman, and BigDog for "neighbors".

-- Rob Michaels (, March 19, 1999.

Near Milwaukee now, formerly MN. Grew up in Tulsa.

-- No Spam Please, I Prefer Cheese (, March 20, 1999.

I know a guy who lives in Tulsa ;)

-- Leo (, March 20, 1999.

Jefferson County (Louisville), Kentucky.

-- Kevin (, March 20, 1999.

Chautauqua County, New York checking in. Anyone lurking from these parts?

-- housemouse (, March 20, 1999.

We (wife, 2 dogs, 1 cat) live in the beautiful Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, < 75 miles from the District of Columbia.

-- Bingo1 (, March 20, 1999.

We (me, 2 sons, 4 cats & 1 dog) are in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley in Washington. (the real Washington).

Single Mom

-- Single Mom (, March 20, 1999.

Roland and Seagreen, Neighbors! --- Greetings from beautiful downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. I'm within earshot of those same nuclear plant sirens you can hear wafting over Lake Wylie. [shiver]

This is a beautiful part of the country and a great place to be in the winter months, but a little too close to Charlotte these days.....never seemed like a problem before! Y'all stay away from the 7-lls, okay?

-- sww (, March 20, 1999.

the 'Big Scrub" country of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings who wrote THE YEARLING. Located in Ocala National Forest in north central Florida. Moved here 3 years ago from the Cascade Mtns of Washington State. Prior to that the base of the "chain" in Alaska. I love the sunshine here. Old Git, you need to move further south and soak up some of this heat into those old bones. Sure feels good!

got sun screen?

-- Taz (, March 20, 1999.

Raleigh, North Carolina

-- Puddintame (, March 20, 1999.

Former South Floridian, but now live in Woodstock, GA approx. 20 miles north of Atlanta. Burger King, WalMart, etc. around the corner.

-- newbietothisboard (, March 21, 1999.

Hi All,

We live outside of a rural town about halfway between Ft. Worth and Abilene, Texas. Just received about 6 inches of rain, whoopee! I hope that is not it for the year...Best wishes to all!

-- Sharon (, March 22, 1999.

Greetings from Cascadia, where people gasp and run to the window to point and shield when the sun comes out ...

-- Ashton & Leska in Cascadia (, March 22, 1999.

WEST SIDE OF CLEVELAND...........I do believe Chuck and Mrs. Chuck are of the east side? Ohio, that is, but dont take yer shoes off and boy it gets COLD here. I had to laugh at the W.Virginia comment above were they state guitars, just watched deliverance the other night. I know I wouldnt wanna go round them thare parts lookin fer nothin. DONT flame, i'm just teasing......

-- consumer (, March 23, 1999.

North Shore 'burbs of Brewtown, USA, aka home of Laverne and Shirley.

-- Steve Hartsman (, March 23, 1999.

Take your pick either Nebraska (North Central) or Central Colorado Rockies don't know where we will be "Riding The Storm Out" yet...............

-- undecided (?@?.?), March 23, 1999.

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