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CigarNut
08-23-2017, 09:48 PM
My wife and I decided sometime back that we would like to retire in Florida.

About a month ago, my wife asked her manager if she could transfer to the company's Florida office. After thinking about it and discussing it with her manager (the organization VP) she told my wife yes. We decided to hop on it before they changed their minds :)

On August 7 we flew to Florida to start hunting for a place to live and lo and behold we found one in Clermont (~30 minutes from Disney World) and we close on the 30th. My wife starts working in the Apopka office on November 1st.

In the meantime, independent of all this we have been readying our Oregon home for sale so that we could downsize. We pushed it up a bit and It gets listed on September 1st.

We had vacation plans for Florida starting October 21st, but now that's our moving date.

This is all out of order from what it should be, but it's going to work out ok in the end :)

We have always lived on the west coast: 25 years in SoCal and 36 in Oregon, so this will be a big change for us, and we are really looking forward to It!

massphatness
08-24-2017, 06:51 AM
Good luck on the move, Michael. Atlantic Hurricane Season ends in November, so if you've never experienced one, you may have a chance! :D

Remo
08-24-2017, 07:39 AM
Very cool Michael! I won't be far behind you as I plan on moving down next year :wo

hotreds
08-24-2017, 08:23 AM
May the rest of your life be the best of your life!

stearns
08-24-2017, 08:30 AM
Congrats on all of the above Michael, glad it's coming together :tu

G G
08-24-2017, 08:50 AM
Welcome to Florida Michael.

Steve
08-24-2017, 09:04 AM
Welcome to Florida!

Black Coral
08-24-2017, 09:15 AM
Welcome

pnoon
08-24-2017, 09:43 AM
Congrats.

AdamJoshua
08-24-2017, 09:46 AM
Look forward to meeting up with you at the Mouse's place for a cigar now and then, glad everything is working out for you!

icehog3
08-24-2017, 10:39 AM
Congrats on the impending relocation, Michael! :tu

bonjing
08-24-2017, 10:52 AM
Congratulations and good luck with all the changes, Michael!

Dave128
08-24-2017, 10:56 AM
Congratulations!

markem
08-24-2017, 11:34 AM
What?!? Lori is moving too? :tu

Tio Gato
08-27-2017, 02:46 PM
Sweet! Congratulations Michael. Lots of great fishing there to enjoy. Close enough to Orlando without being "too close". You're gonna love it. Wear that big hat so you don't fry.:tu

dijit
08-27-2017, 05:06 PM
that is awesome. We travel to Orlando about every other year so we will have to get together. Or at least rent the condo to other deserving BOTL that want to come down and meet you. congratulations Michael

zitro_joe
08-27-2017, 09:12 PM
Nice. Spent a few years in Florida and I miss it to this day.

Don Fernando
08-28-2017, 12:58 AM
First lesson when you move to Florida: don't trust the ogre, he's mean! ;)

Weelok
08-28-2017, 02:17 AM
Sounds like a lot of work but exciting as well!!!

mosesbotbol
08-28-2017, 09:03 AM
Great news. Even better when you moving to a job when you get there. Certainly helps big time.

av8tor152d
08-28-2017, 01:08 PM
Congrats...

Wait does this mean I need to stock up on beads and bags ?

jrw
08-28-2017, 09:31 PM
You'll be missed on the left coast but it's great that your dream was realized.

jjirons69
08-29-2017, 12:43 PM
One word - HOT!

Congrats!

CigarNut
08-30-2017, 10:56 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments!

The work on my Oregon house is 99.5% complete... need a new switch plate cover (has to have a cutout routed) and molding in our coat closet. Photographer comes this morning for the listing photos. It's listing on Friday and our realtor advised us to get out of dodge for the weekend, so we will be staying with friends and drinking all weekend :)

We close on our Florida home today.

Is starting to come together!

CigarNut
08-30-2017, 12:34 PM
Kicked out of the house for the photo shoot, so I am celebrating with tequila and a cigar at the Shilo!

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=17837&stc=1&d=1504114415

jrw
08-30-2017, 09:15 PM
Michael:

What's the scissory-cuttery-clippery thingy in your pic? From your side gig as a mohel?

CigarNut
08-31-2017, 07:48 AM
It's a Xikar MTX cutter (http://www.xikar.com/products/cutters/mtx-multi-tool/).

Works pretty well and all my other cutters are packed :)

massphatness
08-31-2017, 08:04 AM
I love my Xikar scissors!

Best of luck with the sale & the move, Michael

CigarNut
09-01-2017, 11:40 AM
Our home n Oregon got listed last night, so I'm hoping that it sells quickly -- I want to get his show on the road!

dijit
09-01-2017, 02:46 PM
Kicked out of the house for the photo shoot, so I am celebrating with tequila and a cigar at the Shilo!

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=17837&stc=1&d=1504114415

ya know, since you will be about 2000 miles closer now you should stop in to see me at bar I work at now.

CigarNut
09-01-2017, 03:26 PM
Where's that?

CigarNut
09-18-2017, 09:37 AM
I well, we accepted an offer on our house in Oregon and are supposed to close on October 17. We fly to Florida on the 21st.

It's really happening :noon

Stogeyfish
09-18-2017, 09:41 AM
Congrats, Michael!!!:banger

bonjing
09-18-2017, 09:59 AM
Congratulations Michael!

icehog3
09-18-2017, 10:28 AM
Congratulations, Michael!

pnoon
09-18-2017, 10:45 AM
Great news, Michael. I hope your escrow goes smoothly.

AdamJoshua
09-18-2017, 01:40 PM
Congrats!

EricF
09-18-2017, 06:57 PM
Congrats!

CigarNut
10-03-2017, 06:40 PM
:wo

Our house here in Oregon has sold!! It closes on the 17th and we fly to Orlando on the 21st!

:noon

pnoon
10-03-2017, 06:58 PM
That's terrific news, Michael.
Congrats to you and Lori.

massphatness
10-03-2017, 07:14 PM
Sweet news!

AdamJoshua
10-03-2017, 07:23 PM
Congrats fellow Floridian, Mickey won't know what hit him! :)

markem
10-03-2017, 08:51 PM
Sweet!

bonjing
10-03-2017, 09:58 PM
Congratulation Michael!

icehog3
10-04-2017, 01:31 AM
NICE!!

:noon :banger :noon :banger :noon :banger

Dave128
10-05-2017, 12:16 PM
Congratulations! Our house goes on the market in the next week or so. I'm going to come rub your head for the same good luck!

CigarNut
10-11-2017, 08:50 PM
Our stuff is packed, the cars are loaded on the carrier, and we move into a hotel (the Shilo) tomorrow! We filled a little over half of the 26 truck.

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=17861&stc=1&d=1507772849

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=17862&stc=1&d=1507772849

Our new life is beginning!

markem
10-11-2017, 08:53 PM
Friday lunch cigars?

johnbljr
10-12-2017, 07:37 AM
At least you moved to a good part of Florida! I grew up in S. Florida not too much of a fan, but with Boy Scouts we always went camping up near Apopka. Those were fun trips. There is some good natural springs and canoeing spots there.

CigarNut
10-12-2017, 10:15 AM
Friday lunch cigars?

11:30 at the Shilo?