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#56570 - 09/04/02 04:44 PM OK, I'm moving  
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Grace Offline
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After 4 years, I think I've finally decided to take the plunge and just come on down. I've visited 2 times, and I grew up in S FL, so the weather works...I want to come for 6 months first, so I need somewhere to live....any rentals? I've got a dog, (nuetered, re: SAGA society) and cat, but I'm not bringing my horses, one died, the other is in a different place..., but I know some people, not from this board, but if I have enough $$ to live 6 months, isn't that the best way to find out if it will work? Oh, by the way, I want to open a photo lab, color and B&W, either end of the island. Input would be apppreciated. Thanks.

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#56571 - 09/04/02 04:49 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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My input?



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#56572 - 09/04/02 04:50 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Also, I've listened to Sandshaker, Pirate, Marty, Pier Lounge, etc.....about alot of local stuff...I have access to property north of Basil Jones,......near Jimmy Smith's if that means anything to anyone....again, please, any input...I'm ready to sell my house or not, or at least ome down with some $$...again, Thanks.

Grace DeVita
#56573 - 09/04/02 04:57 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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One more thing, please keep this on top until tomorroww, 9/5....I'm on my way to FLA for the weekend....'till 9/10....I'll check the board...thanks....

Grace DeVita
#56574 - 09/04/02 05:35 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Hi Grace, we moved down to AC for a year, loved every moment except the rainy/hurricane season. Came home to Tx til Jan. then return for 4-5 months. That seems to work for us. Pleanty of rentals available since the med school relocated. Check the Sav Pedro Sun (local newspapper) for apts/condos etc. Enjoy

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#56575 - 09/04/02 05:42 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Thanks for your re: I was on the last plane out during Mitch, so I understand...rickcherri. do you have any comments? Hell, I guess it doesn't matter what anyone says, once you decide, that's it. Hey you need a flute player?.....

Grace DeVita
#56576 - 09/04/02 06:00 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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One more thing....does anyone want 5 acres/w 105 year old farm house 40 miles N of Atlanta? It's the best, but I can only have one of the the best....isn't that the truth.....

Grace DeVita
#56577 - 09/04/02 10:33 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Your land sounds great!

#56578 - 09/05/02 04:45 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Read Sussangs reply on "might sell everything and move"'s to the point!! My personal opinion the lottery...then go!!!! It's tough to make a living there!!! Or we would have moved long ago!!

#56579 - 09/10/02 02:31 PM Re: OK, I'm moving  
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Dear Grace
Were you on the plane the US Embassy sent to get us in í98? That was my first trip to A/C and since it was interrupted just made me want to go back and finish it. So, I have been back 5 times and leaving again the 20th of this month for 3 weeks. You do what you need to do. Iíll just share what I am doing and see if it helps. For one, Iíve read every book I could get my hands on. I was there for 3 weeks of the worst weather May/June of this year and still liked it. I was going to buy a condo and changed my mind. I bought two lots on an empty island instead. I will not even start to build until a dive shop is open on the island. I intend to go back down in January and stay for six months.

I plan to keep my house here in California, because if I should sell I could never afford to come back and I donít want to limit my options. I have done share rental for many years and have a downstairs roommate who has been with me for 4 Ĺ years. Iím converting my darkroom into a 3rd bath and will take in a 2nd roommate in the master suite, keeping the guestroom, new small bathroom and garage for myself. This way I can come and go as I please.

I do not intend to spend July and August in Belize Ė TOO HOT. I want to be here in Nov & Dec and may rent out my Belize place for those two months. As many people have said, bring money. Iím very fortunate to have a nice retirement and want to try to live in Belize on my Social Security. That will not pay for trips to and from here.

About a photo shop. There is only one there now and they do not do slides. Problem with slides is the disposal of chemicals. Being an underwater photographer who cares about the environment I am moving into digital. I think this is the future. There is an underwater video shop owned by my Swedish friends.

Bottom line: Read ďDonít Stop the CarnivalĒ and donít sell until you are sure you can make it in Belize. I look forward to meeting you. I like adventuresome people.


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