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I'm from Jersey, you from Jersey?

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Lenore



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I'm from Jersey, you from Jersey?  Reply with quote  

Author Guy, Bruce is still here. He may have written Born to Run but with enough bucks you can pay off the mob and live pretty good in the Garden State.

I think the high cost of living is due to this state's proximity to New York City. That's where the jobs are and I think that's about it.

I would say the theater and night life but I don't know many people going in to Manhattan for anything at all now a days. I mean traffic is enough to make you turn right around and rent a DVD.

What I want to know is I hear there's a thing called island fever. It's the feeling of being surrounded by water ALL the time, and not being able to travel easily. A friend from Bermuda has to get off those islands a few times a year or she goes nutzo.

So AG do you get Island fever? Or is it just a made up malady by the mainlanders to make ourselves feel better for living in such ugly surroundings.

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chris
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I haven't gotten island fever yet, but I was off island as much as I was on last year. It's supposed to hit hardest at six months and two years, and I've known dozens of people who've said "Yeah, I lived on Maui for two years in teh 90s", so I think it's true.

I think island fever has as much to do with price fatigue as anything. You get tired of paying a ton of money for everything you buy.

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y



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So Hawaii isn't an economical place to move to? (My husband might get stationed there next year)

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y wrote:
So Hawaii isn't an economical place to move to? (My husband might get stationed there next year)



Milk $7.00 a gallon, bread $4.69 a loaf, cereal $6.00 a box, cars +12-15% over the mainland price. It may be a little cheaper on Oahu, but it's still expensive.

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gretchenfaith



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Seven dollars? Seven US Dollars for MILK? I am in shock...

See, I live with this 5 year old who really needs to find a 12 step program - milkaholics anonymous? - I'm only kidding a little bit when I say that he's out on the corner trying to score a pint of strawberry Quik... I think I could be sent into bankruptcy if I had to pay $7.00 for milk.

Y - my guess would be that if your husband is stationed there you would be spared the $7.00 for milk because they should have a grocery store on base (PX? BX?) - I sure you know better than I do - but, I would guess that the military would know that there is no way a military family could afford milk at that price!
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Lenore



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I know things need to be imported but Hawaii is a tropical location and things grow there, pineapples, coffee, macadamia nuts ...sugar cane.
So why not grain? I understand not having the land for cows but it sounds pretty userous.

Now milk isn't really necessary for adults but if the basics are THAT high in cost then the other things must be out of this world.
Some times I think about moving to a red state in the middle just so the cost of living would be easier and also to help tip the balance politically speaking. I just can't bring myself to leave the East coast. I love San Francisco and I'd love to live there to but again hard to leave the place where the sun rises over the ocean. I wouldn't have been a good pioneer.
I'm the stay put type.

AG-write lots and lots of books so it doesn't matter how much bread costs.

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