Do You Live Where You Truly Want To?

Discussion in 'Places I Have Lived' started by Cody Fousnaugh, Sep 24, 2021.

  1. Yvonne Smith

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    That is awesome, @Cody Fousnaugh , and it sounds like you and Wife had a wonderful trip and fun time looking at possible places to live. It is good that you have several good months to travel around before winter comes; so you should be able to find a place that fits what you are looking for before that happens.
    I enjoyed reading your report about the places that you visited. Pictures would be nice, too……. I know you always have your camera along.
     
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  2. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Well, Yvonne, it wasn't totally great. The Cowboy Ball and Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame Induction were great...........no doubt about that.

    But, somewhat "loud-taking" bikers (club) were staying on the same floor, and close to our room, in Black Hawk (casino city). At 3:30AM, they came back to their rooms, talking very loudly in the hallway, pulling their room doors closed hard and talking loudly in their rooms. We were only going to be in our room for two nights, so we didn't complain. Anyway, people don't, or shouldn't, complain about a biker club in the first place. Many carry a concealed gun or knife and aren't afraid to use either (this is documented).

    The room in Cheyenne was pretty old looking and, believe it or not, not a single USB connection in the room. IOW, I picked the wrong hotel when I reserved it. Should've gone with Holiday Inn Express, not La Quinta. Was going to stay for two nights, but cancelled the second night. And, Cheyenne was windy as heck! This La Quinta looked like a very, very old Motel 6.
     
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    I'm curious as to why you don't consider any moderately-sized cities or towns, @Cody Fousnaugh. Big cities are always going to feel like big cities, and they're going to attract the kind of people you don't like living around.
     
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    To answer questions : yes we have been to Kansas twice, last was in 2018. The niece lives in the boonies of the state, her husband works for well known rancher. The house they own is in town off of a so called highway. I do not want to move that far away, looking for doctors and such, away from my girls and a few others. Its bad enough we will have to give up the city we have been in for 31 years, just to survive.
    I was curious as to what others would with the opportunity , so thank you for responding. I am still trying figure out how we will afford to move period, much less farther away. Plus we will need to be out of here by 12-30-22. Have concerns about the weather that time of year. Can no longer predict how that may be. I am sure it will all work out, but for some reason, Miss Clam and Don't Sweat it here is
    almost obsessed with this move . Lolol, OM, I am beginning to sound like Cody. @Cody Fousnaugh - no insult intended .:D
     
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    I'm sure you're feeling the pressure of having to make a big life change in a relatively short time, @Hedi Mitchell .
     
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    in my best whinny voice...um hum , yes :(
     
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  7. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Cheyenne is the Capitol of Wyoming, and even though it has a small population, compared to other State Capitols in America, we were told that a lot of "big city and/or out-of-state" people have moved into Cheyenne. Just like where we live now, the "Old Timers" of Cheyenne are seeing how much Cheyenne is changing and, like here (Loveland, CO), don't like the changes at all.

    And, we definitely want more of a "friendlier" area than we are in now. Don't know if it was the pandemic or what, but people, in general, just don't want to be that friendly with others today.

    We know we won't get all of the "requirements" for a new area to live in, but some of them would be very nice. Unfortunately, we have to (it's a must) that we live somewhere where we can rent an apartment. Apartment buildings aren't built, or very few of them, in small areas.
     
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    Couldn't find my other thread about our apartment complex, so will put this here:

    The manager we've had since moving here in August 2019, has either quit or been fired. Don't know which, but she is gone. A senior resident here, told us she told him, a number of weeks ago, she was now working for an HOA in the area.

    Funny, but we spoke to a young, as in a "daughter" young, who lives here and she told us that she has seen people doing things that are not allowed and are stated that in the Leasing Agreement. She said, "I can't believe what I've seen. Sure glad we bought a house (locally) and will be leaving this complex".

    Then, the other day, our next-door neighbors living room blinds were fully open, they were gone, and I notice a rather large snake in a reptile terrarium in the front window. It was slithering up the corner of it. I checked out the Leasing Agreement Policies/Rules and reptiles are not allowed in any apartment. This includes any lizards or snakes. Either they had the snake when they moved it or bought it since moving in. We definitely don't like someone having a snake who lives next door to us. Don't know what to do, but, without revealing the apt. number it was in to the new manager, I will ask her about residents having snakes. Perhaps the Policy/Rule had been changed. If manager asked for the apt. number, I would have to tell her that I rather not give it to her. Heck, wife and I aren't Security here!

    To a point, the complex has gone "down hill" since we moved in! Not totally, but definitely some.
     
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    Snakes eat bats.
     
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    Well, John, eat bats or not, we don't like having any reptile live next-door to us! And, the fact that they aren't allowed in our complex anyway, just goes to show that management doesn't know what goes on in her complex. Just like the other manager didn't!

    In our Florida apt. complex, the maintenance supervisor would always report, to the manager, anything he seen against the Leasing Agreement, when he'd have to go into any residents apartment. The manager would always follow up with his report.
     
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    I can't believe Floridian tenants didn't have some real weird pets. Heck, the cockroaches there are as large as Volkswagons. They got free-range lizards that are straight out of a Ray Harryhausen set.
     
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    Two thoughts for you. It was cruel of the tenants to leave the snake in the window without shade in the summer. And climbing up the corner indicates it needs something--food, water or shelter. You could call an animal protective agency to get things moving.
    2. Apply for the complex manager's job and whip the place into shape for money.
     
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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing regarding the unshaded location. Calling Animal Control is a great idea. Cody: make sure you get a picture.

    And being Complex Manager is not a bad idea...Cody's 2/3 of the way there, anyway. All he lacks is prosecutorial authority. He could earn some decent bucks without changing his life one iota.
     
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    Absolutely NO THANKS to the "manager" idea. Actually, the number thing apartment residents have to think about today is, retaliation in some form or another. We simply don't want any retaliation from reporting the snake, but will mention it to the manager.

    What I don't get is how an apartment manager would ever know if a resident had something like a snake, or a snake, in their apartment. Generally the maintenance supervisor, or their crew, would let the manager know if they seen something in an apartment that wasn't suppose to be there. However, if something was seen, and the manager was informed, but nothing was done by the manager, what happens then? Our maintenance supervisor told us that she had informed the old manager about different things she seen in the complex that weren't right, but the old manager did nothing.

    Unfortunately, many apartment residents don't give a hoot about Leasing Policies/Rules. They will try to get away with whatever they can. We've seen it happen before.

    In our North Carolina complex, and in most apt. complexes, only two dogs are allowed and is a rule in the Leasing Agreement. One young lady had three in her apartment and it was reported to the office that she did. We were told by the Asst. Manager about what happened. The Asst. Manager knocked on her door, she answered and when asked "how many dogs do you have?", the lady replied "two". The Asst. Manager seen a third dog peak out from behind the lady. The Asst. Manager asked her about the third dog and the lady stated it was her ex-boyfriend and he could no longer keep it. The Asst. Manager told the young lady "in your Leasing Agreement it states only two dogs, so that dog has to go or you'll have to go." The young lady started crying and the Asst. Manager said, "I'm sorry, but that's the rules". We found out the young lady ended up moving.
     
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    I am pleased that I have rarely lived in places where neighbors occupied their time spying on one another, competing for the highest number of violations reported. Where I live now, people don't report things that aren't actual threats to life or limb, which is why our local bar was able to remain open (via the backdoor) throughout the Covid occupation. I don't drink and I didn't even like the guy, but I wouldn't report him. Our last code enforcement officer was fired because he was overly enthusiastic about looking for violations. I know that's what some people are looking for, however. Those who can afford it opt for an HOA-regulated community, while others look for strict enforcement of apartment rules. Not everyone enjoys living in a Soviet-style police state, however.
     
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