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Old April 2nd, 2021, 16:00
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So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Well, fellows, its been great knowing and wheeling with you all, but I'll soon be hitting the trail. I am in the process of buying a house just a bit outside Centerville, Tennessee, a stone's throw from the Duck River. I'll have five wooded acres and a 1200 square foot combination garage and shop to call my own. They don't use the word escrow out there, but the deal is expected to close on May 4, and I'll probably move most of my furniture and stuff out there and establish residency pretty soon after that.

Unlike what seems from the chat like a majority of you, I actually like Southern California, and I expect that I'll miss it. I was born and raised here, and in my youth I spent a hell of a lot of time in, on, and around the ocean, though not so much in recent years. But I just can't afford to retire here comfortably, and I've pretty much come to terms with the fact that I can live in a landlocked state. Plus, I've got a brother in Middle Tennessee, so the choice to relocate there as opposed to some other location with a lower cost of living isn't entirely random.

I'll see some of you all at the upcoming meet and greet before I go. And I hope to wheel with you all again in Moab in August of 2023.
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 16:37
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Hope to see you at the M&G before you move out of state.

If not best of luck to you Al.
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 16:55
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Yes, best of luck! I hope to see you before you take off.
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 17:15
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

I'm going to miss the whiskey and the smell of cigars at events, maybe I'll swing down your way and check out your new compound after you're all settled in.
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 17:35
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I'm going to miss the whiskey and the smell of cigars at events, maybe I'll swing down your way and check out your new compound after you're all settled in.
You would absolutely be welcome any time!
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 20:10
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

NO!!


(Denial)


You can't leave.


(Pain)



Or if you do, you have to put your XJ in the hands of another active SoCal member.


Your Jeep is an important part of the Gold Jeep Mafia. It just won't be the same if you leave.


(Bargaining)


(I suppose I could work through them all)


I will grant you will appreciate the increased freedoms and the improved tax situation. Being in a landlocked state isn't bad at all. You will even get to enjoy seasons.


(Skipping all the way to acceptance)


BTW, I highly recommend you get yourself a chipper/shredder, of at least the 15hp variety. I have about a dozen mature trees, and the chipper/shredder has been the best improvement to my quality of life when it comes to taking care of the property. Note that whatever the specs claim in terms of limb diameter capacity, reality will be about half that.
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 20:53
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

It's always about half that!
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 21:21
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Al, you will be missed. I have a brother and sister in Ashland City, ill be sure to let you know when I'm visiting and we can grab lunch or dinner!

Make sure I get a new number if you change it!
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Old April 2nd, 2021, 21:24
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Even though I'm not in SoCal, I've certainly enjoyed the times we've been able to meet, whether for lunch, or at an event. I won't get a chance to see you before you go, but I hope you enjoy your new digs, and find retirement very rewarding.


Maybe I can get to you down south, or you can find your way to HI when we move there.


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Old April 3rd, 2021, 10:11
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Old April 4th, 2021, 09:16
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

Will miss you, hope to make it to the meet and greet and will see you in Moab 2023!
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Old April 5th, 2021, 21:07
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

You will be missed Al. You've been a big help to this chapter and we couldn't thank you enough for all your contributions over the years. I hope to see you at the meet up and if I don't I'll have to stop on my way to PA.
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

That sucks, Al, tho I understand the reasoning. It has been great having you as a chapter contributor and member. And in the unlikely event that I'm ever out that way, I'll look you up. And you have to make sure and let us know when you come back to visit
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Old May 12th, 2021, 18:12
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It’s official as of today — I’m a Tennessee homeowner.
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Old May 12th, 2021, 18:17
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Re: So long So-Cal, hello SEC

You'll blend right in!

Congrats! You will be missed.
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