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Old 01-10-2019, 11:02 AM
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Winter has officially arrived, just put the car cover and battery tender on after increasing tire pressure to 35lbs.
Hope to have it uncovered before April.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:16 AM
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sorry to hear. on a previous thread, a lot people were saying that they would never move to California ( politics mainly ).
unless you live in the mountains, you can pretty much drive year round.
not to say that is reason i leave here ( been here since 1971 ), but no other place appeals to me enough, to warrant an exit.
living in the SF bay area, i can drive to any environment i want ( ocean is less then an hour away, Tahoe is about 2-1/2hrs, napa is an hour ).
you do pay for financially though, but you pay for where ever you live ( i.e. weather limiting driving seasons ).
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:22 AM
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sorry to hear. on a previous thread, a lot people were saying that they would never move to California ( politics mainly ).
unless you live in the mountains, you can pretty much drive year round.
not to say that is reason i leave here ( been here since 1971 ), but no other place appeals to me enough, to warrant an exit.
living in the SF bay area, i can drive to any environment i want ( ocean is less then an hour away, Tahoe is about 2-1/2hrs, napa is an hour ).
you do pay for financially though, but you pay for where ever you live ( i.e. weather limiting driving seasons ).
You are in a very nice place in CA. If I were in the market to move to CA, your town would be high on the list. Your town or Charming....one or the other.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:35 AM
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I'm in concord, which except for not being in the central valley, is as close to 'charming' as I care to get.
your political bent might be a bigger factor though. in the bay area, it's mainly democrat, get outside that bubble, then it's trump country.
I've got 2 brothers in-law, one on SF & one in oakdale ( central valley ). politics tend to be avoided upon family gatherings.
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:08 PM
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I'm glad we don't have to do that here in the Sunbelt.
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in two years of ownership, I haven't had to avoid any driving due to weather. I also like getting out in the rain too ( less traffic usually ).
while I do live relatively close to the Tahoe area, I usually only go there during the non-winter months.
but in the bay area, the only impediment would the excess of cars. get about an hour out in any direction, then you're good!
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:24 PM
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Very sorry. I hope you have an early spring.
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:37 AM
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22 F this morning... great ride to work today in my GS!
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I actually enjoy the 4 seasons, no wild swings & no 95* heat & humidity here
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:56 AM
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I like the 4 seasons myself. Nothing like the sound of the first cold start-up, hearing the sound of the B&B headers and Akras sound bouncing off my neighbors house, my side load garage faces neighbors house, bedroom to be specific. He'll be the first to know it's officially spring in Indy. Until then, the winter allows me to focus on other things like home interior projects, remodeling and a good needed break from lawn work, hanging with the family on the weekends with no excuses to take the Z06 out for another silly errand. You know what I'm talking about, rent two movies but return them separately
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:47 PM
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Not here. No snow or salt on the ground and the Vette will be coming out.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:57 PM
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I fled Long Island many years ago...besides the financial upside of living here.... I wear shorts all year, except for the odd cold day.
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My Corvette is hibernating right now too. I enjoy the four seasons though. White Christmas', green springs, long summer days on the lake, and orange/brown falls. Having winter gives me a season for projects. Wrenching on my cars/motorcycles and reloading when it's cold and dark out, then riding/driving/shooting the rest of the year. I lived in Florida for 23 years and I ain't ever going back.
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I ran a half tank of gas out last weekend, 5" of snow coming tomorrow.
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