Hey elc - any special events in SD after June?

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Registered: 11-24-1997
Hey elc - any special events in SD after June?
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Mon, 02-03-2014 - 1:40pm

Taking a break from work & looking out the window for the umpteenth time.  Just thinking how much shoveling I'm going to get stuck with.  I'm almost 60 yrs. & my body is not exactly in shape to shovel 8 inches of snow that's STILL FALLING outside my window.  This is what - the 3rd snowstorm this winter?  Maybe 4th - already losing track & worse - we're expecting more storms.  My former neighbors are spending their 1st winter in sunny Florida & yes, they're retired.  

So being that David & I are currently working & David can't retire until school ends June 30th - I've had it already with the snow.  Can't wait until David retires and we will have the time & money to travel SOMEPLACE WARM next winter.  Definitely need to spend next winter in southern CA or Florida.  Even the Caribbean.  Just let me bask in sunshine & 80 degree temps - PLEASE!!!

P.S.  elc - I can imagine your daughter must be enjoying the winter - esp. that she doesn't have to shovel her car out.  P.S.  Tell her if she ever thinks of moving to the suburbs of NYC or even the other boroughs, it definitely means buying a good shovel, ice scraper & brush + her back needs to be in top shape.

Kathy

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Registered: 11-24-1997
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 2:06pm

P.S.  Before you reply that I should hire somebody to shovel out our 2 cars, here's some embarrasing truths.  My building has some elderly residents (older than 60) & I witnessed these folks shoveling out their cars. Meaning, it would look pretty embarrasing if they can do it & I can't.  As for hiring teenagers, my community is very affluent & these kids don't need the money to shovel snow.  I'm sure they do it for their parents, but to do it for other people - forget it.  Their parents need these kids to focus on academics & any extracurriculars that will look impressive on their college applications.  Shoveling snow is not it.

Kathy

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 2:44pm

Kathy, I assume you are joking about my dd enjoying the winter? She likes the hot muggy summers of NY but she does not like the winters there, too cold for her.  The first snowfall each year is fun but the novelty weares off fast, and she is just as sick of it as you are. True, she doesn't have to do any shoveling but she does have to get around either on foot, or by taxi or public transport. When she went back east after Christmas she bought a "snowsuit", really just ski pants with suspenders. She said they are really warm and dry, she doesn't care that she looks like a crazy lady with a fur coat over ski pants LOL because she can wear her cute little outfit underneath and just remove the snowsuit when she arrives at work; instead of trying to keep warm with layers which may not make a fashionable outfit. And yes, looking good (her edgy version) is of high importance, which makes sense in her field. As for moving to the 'burbs, pretty unlikely....the only reason she is there is for a career, which needs to be in Manhattan. When she is able she intends to move back west, probably L.A., as San Diego is a provincial hinterlands LOL. As for sunny and 80's, we had that a couple of weeks ago but that was not the norm for winter here. An occasional day like that yes, but not days on end. The average high this time of year is mid to upper 60s, and this is supposed to be our rainy season. Today is partly cloudy and mid-50s, we got some rain overnight (yay!) and a few sprinkles this morning. We're crossing our fingers for more rain at the end of the week. For a "snowbird" vacation I would suggest the east coast of southern FL, or the Caribbean, or southern Arizona (but the nights get cold there).

Special events? There's always something going on, depends on what you're looking for. Food related, ethnic, sports? We don't do most of it (as is typical when you've lived someplace a long time), depends on how much disposible income one has and/or your tolerance for crowds. Narrow it down a little and maybe I can make some suggestions.

Good luck on getting your car dug out. Maybe you can find somebody on Craigslist that would come into your neighborhood to shovel if nobody local will do it.