bugs and hurricanes

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickaddict, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. chickaddict

    chickaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm seriously bummed out - my favorite relative is moving to
    Florida the week after next. I tried talking her out of it (bugs and hurricanes), but she stated one more Ct winter is one too many.


    seriously bummed out
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I COMPLETELY understand leaving CT.
     
  3. jobeibi

    jobeibi Out Of The Brooder

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    Bugs and hurricanes are more palatable than months of ice and snow.

    I could never afford to move north again. Warm clothes are expensive.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I'd move back to Florida in a heartbeat, if I could dig up this farm and plop it right down in the middle of Sebring or Naples, or Palm Bay, or Key Largo or Sanibel.....



    Wait a sec, scratch Palm Bay. Have lots of family there AND an ex husband. That might prove fatal. [​IMG]
     
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  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    North Florida is relatively hurricane free (not the panhandle.) It wouldnt be the deep south without the bugs lol !!
     
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  6. denim deb

    denim deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe they could move somewhere in the middle, somewhere where there's not as much snow and ice, but not as much threat from hurricanes, and not so many bugs.

    Personally, I could not handle living in Florida during the summer. It's too hot. I have enough trouble w/where I live, and it's not as hot!
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Quote:Ha- so is running your A/C 9 months a year! I'd take CT any day!
    Tell ya what- we moved to TN because 1/2 the family is in FL and the other 1/2 is in OH. If we do move again, it will surely be north. I never thought I'd be stuck inside 1/2 the day because of the heat- but it's gotten worse here every year.
     
  8. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ha- so is running your A/C 9 months a year! I'd take CT any day!
    Tell ya what- we moved to TN because 1/2 the family is in FL and the other 1/2 is in OH. If we do move again, it will surely be north. I never thought I'd be stuck inside 1/2 the day because of the heat- but it's gotten worse here every year.

    X2.

    Grew up near Chicago, now might as well live in Fl, it's that hot or hotter here. HATE the hot weather. I moved to get away from ice and snow. Found out I prefer it to the heat. Stuck inside in expensive AC all summer -- you can put clothes on for the cold, but not a thing you can do about the heat when outdoors. Have to tend the chickens very early in the AM and just before dark to even tolerate being out there, too many days.

    I've lived in several places in Fl, including the middle of the Keys. It's actually a bit hotter here, I think.

    North has bugs, too, just different species. There are effective repellants these days that are not toxic.
     
  9. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From memory the climate in central Florida is good if you like warm weather and don't mind the occasional heavy rain. I would pick the west coast or somewhere around Ocala.

    We live in a hot climate and don't use a/c for health reasons. Ceiling fans and some portable fans are enough except for the occasional hot night when we sleep on thin mattresses downstairs on the cool marble floor. Outside doors are open and we lock security bug mesh screens to allow the air through. I also but plenty of ice in my evening beer. [​IMG] The only problem is mozzies who seem to enjoy feasting on us foreigners but there are ways to minimise the nuisance. Better than winter colds and being shut indoors for months in the winter.
     
  10. jobeibi

    jobeibi Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I think the bugs that freak people out most are the gigantic cockroaches, AKA palmetto bugs.
     

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