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Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?

 
armageddon2012
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Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
I live in a big city in the NE.Crime has gotten so bad the past few months. Home invasions are happening very close to home,kidnappings,robberies all on the rise. I have some friends in SC and always loved the rural towns especially when the SHTF.

So my wife and I decided to move to SC. We've planned this for over a year and the day has finally come. We have 3 small children that are all for the move. We want to be more self sufficient and have a garden and maybe raise some small livestock. We bought a house with a very small mortgage and we have a about of 1 year salary saved in case we don't find a job right away.

My last day of work was yesterday, I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I had a pretty cake job so my question is...Did I do the right thing for the safety and well being of my family? Or should I have just been thankful I had a job and sucked it up living here with increasing taxes no raises and barely able to get by.

Just asking anyone's opinion here.
All people have the right to stupidity but some abuse the privilege..
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07/21/2012 05:29 PM
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I don't know about SC, but I'm in Western NC, Asheville, and I love it.

Been here about 17 years
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07/21/2012 05:30 PM
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Way to go OP! I commend you on thinking about your family first and taking the risks with your career to move your loved ones to a safer part of the country. There's absolutely no shame in providing a better environment for your children.
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07/21/2012 05:31 PM
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Been there for a week in 2007. Nice place, I'm relocating right down highway 26 right outside Spartanburg SC, like 45-60 minutes from Asheville NC
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07/21/2012 05:32 PM
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
Way to go OP! I commend you on thinking about your family first and taking the risks with your career to move your loved ones to a safer part of the country. There's absolutely no shame in providing a better environment for your children.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 10513178

Putting faith in God, My Engineering Degree and my work ethic! I think I will be all right but won't know until I'm down there.
All people have the right to stupidity but some abuse the privilege..
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Sc has some really friendly people and its cheep too!
nobody really
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
Been there for a week in 2007. Nice place, I'm relocating right down highway 26 right outside Spartanburg SC, like 45-60 minutes from Asheville NC
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I think you'll like it
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07/21/2012 05:37 PM
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Way to go OP! I commend you on thinking about your family first and taking the risks with your career to move your loved ones to a safer part of the country. There's absolutely no shame in providing a better environment for your children.
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Blessings, OP. May you find success and safety with you family there.

hf
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Nothing's permanent

If it doesn't work move back
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07/21/2012 05:40 PM
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Op , you did what most of us had the guts to do.. good job
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07/21/2012 05:41 PM
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
Thanks everyone I really needed the encouragement. My family hasn't been very supportive. I come from a big family and nobody has ever moved away before. I will miss the, I don't think they watch the news or even have a clue what is going on in our country. Ignorance is bliss to them.
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Good luck OP!
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07/21/2012 05:43 PM
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Good for you! You'll never know until you try....I think you did the right thing for you and your family. Change is never easy, can be a bit scary.

I applaud you for making a positive change..best wishes to you and your family.
..."The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way."
Heraclitus
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it probably won't be the smartest or the dumbest thing you've ever done but it sounds like you planned it well. I'm sure you'll be mostly happy there.
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07/21/2012 05:48 PM
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To be honest, it really doesn't matter one way or another. You don't understand, but you can't run from what is about to happen. This is a universe wide event. Running from one state to another is just living in fear...

True relief from fear and suffering comes from within...
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
We did the same thing moved from michigan to greenville area and love it.
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I think it's wonderful. Especially that you and your wife are on the same page about it ... so many of us have such a dream but without a supportive mate it's near impossible. Best of luck to you and kudos for being proactive and putting your family first. Never mind the others back home who are negative, they just wish they had the guts and integrity to do what you are doing.

hf
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07/21/2012 05:57 PM
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We did the same thing moved from michigan to greenville area and love it.
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We did the same thing moved from michigan to greenville area and love it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19837764



We're going to be outside spartanburg. I figured I can look for work in Greenville, Charlotte, the border counties of NC.

Did it take long to find a job?
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07/21/2012 06:00 PM
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I don't know about SC, but I'm in Western NC, Asheville, and I love it.

Been here about 17 years
 Quoting: !saac


I have relatives in SC and live in NC. Seems like the job market is better here.
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
We did the same thing moved from michigan to greenville area and love it.
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We did the same thing moved from michigan to greenville area and love it.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19837764



We're going to be outside spartanburg. I figured I can look for work in Greenville, Charlotte, the border counties of NC.

Did it take long to find a job?
 Quoting: armageddon2012


ewwww be carefull spartansburg is a bad place, move to greenville asap spartansburg has a higher murder and rape rate then detroit. Im serious. Move to greenveille you will love it. Its kinda like san francisco without all the fags downtown is incredible. Greenville was voted one of the top 10 cities in the US to move to. spartansburg was in the ten worst cities to move to.
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Spontaneity is ok I guess. According to your handle armageddon 2012 is soon upon us? Well, you my friend have saved enough money to last you the rest of your life.

lol.

It'll be fine, enjoy all the challenges that come your way. Hell, you only live once right?

Shake it up!

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drive through greenville on the main roads and you will understand about the job situation.
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I've been to Greenville, I like it but the cost of living was higher. Our house isn't in Spartanburg city limits. I've researched the crime,sex offenders, police reports for the subdivision and it all checked out to be safe. It can't be worse then Philadelphia.
All people have the right to stupidity but some abuse the privilege..
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I've been to Greenville, I like it but the cost of living was higher. Our house isn't in Spartanburg city limits. I've researched the crime,sex offenders, police reports for the subdivision and it all checked out to be safe. It can't be worse then Philadelphia.
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You are right to want to be in the burbs. Its ok there. Come to greenville come up 85 to pelham rd and look at all the tech and manufacturing companies. Kida looks like a mini atlanta. You will find a job. what is your field. My wife is a pharm tech, I'm a computer tech and internet business owner.
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I don't know about SC, but I'm in Western NC, Asheville, and I love it.

Been here about 17 years
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I have relatives in SC and live in NC. Seems like the job market is better here.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12203402


Asheville's been pretty steadily growing this whole time, been interesting to watch.
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It all depends on which place has the better community.

Leaving family usually isn't smart during hard times. You'll need each other when TSHTF.
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
I've been to Greenville, I like it but the cost of living was higher. Our house isn't in Spartanburg city limits. I've researched the crime,sex offenders, police reports for the subdivision and it all checked out to be safe. It can't be worse then Philadelphia.
 Quoting: armageddon2012


You are right to want to be in the burbs. Its ok there. Come to greenville come up 85 to pelham rd and look at all the tech and manufacturing companies. Kida looks like a mini atlanta. You will find a job. what is your field. My wife is a pharm tech, I'm a computer tech and internet business owner.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19837764


I've been in surveying the last 7 yrs but also have an Engineering degree, Can do drafting/Cad work, also did manufacturing/cnc before.
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PLEASE DONT COME HERE WE HAVE ENOUGH OF YOU...

and later the people you are related to come with you and bring the crime right behind you.

PLEASE DONT COME HERE
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07/21/2012 06:17 PM
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
I don't know about SC, but I'm in Western NC, Asheville, and I love it.

Been here about 17 years
 Quoting: !saac


I have relatives in SC and live in NC. Seems like the job market is better here.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12203402


Asheville's been pretty steadily growing this whole time, been interesting to watch.
 Quoting: !saac


If need too I would travel to Asheville for work!
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
I've been to Greenville, I like it but the cost of living was higher. Our house isn't in Spartanburg city limits. I've researched the crime,sex offenders, police reports for the subdivision and it all checked out to be safe. It can't be worse then Philadelphia.
 Quoting: armageddon2012


You are right to want to be in the burbs. Its ok there. Come to greenville come up 85 to pelham rd and look at all the tech and manufacturing companies. Kida looks like a mini atlanta. You will find a job. what is your field. My wife is a pharm tech, I'm a computer tech and internet business owner.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 19837764


I've been in surveying the last 7 yrs but also have an Engineering degree, Can do drafting/Cad work, also did manufacturing/cnc before.
 Quoting: armageddon2012


You will find a job, epecially with your drafting and cad work get listed with the state and apply to BMW they need technically skilled people with cad and drafting experience. You might have to start out low on the pole but they pay well. Also the GE plant is almost a mile long and they make some real high tech shit. Lot of aircraft stuff and government classified stuff. always looking for educated people.
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Re: Did I just do the dumbest thing ever or the smartest?
I don't know about SC, but I'm in Western NC, Asheville, and I love it.

Been here about 17 years
 Quoting: !saac


I have relatives in SC and live in NC. Seems like the job market is better here.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 12203402


Asheville's been pretty steadily growing this whole time, been interesting to watch.
 Quoting: !saac


If need too I would travel to Asheville for work!
 Quoting: armageddon2012


the drive will kill you and there is nothing really there mostly tourist business and medical.

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