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I am getting too old! I have to move quickly now I guess.

Koru, I used to train new police officers-would that count as a "teacher" (LOL)! Shoot, probably not

I will find a way!!!!


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I am getting too old! I have to move quickly now I guess.

Koru, I used to train new police officers-would that count as a "teacher" (LOL)! Shoot, probably not

I will find a way!!!!
Not so old - I was 46 and hubby was 56 when we moved over.... still here 4 years later, and both just had one of those significant birthdays. As my husband has a habit of saying - you're as young as the woman you feel....

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Well I have decided I am coming over, by myself since kids are grown and I am unmarried. At 48 years old I still have a chance. Now to just save up enough money in the darn USA economy=that is the challenge.

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Well I have decided I am coming over, by myself since kids are grown and I am unmarried. At 48 years old I still have a chance. Now to just save up enough money in the darn USA economy=that is the challenge.
It's worth a shot, Ferrari, especially if you don't have kids in tow

We only came over with $4000 cash, but had already bought a car and rented a house (paid for upfront for 4 months) prior to the move. Cash went fast though, and we are a family of 4!! This may give you an idea of the money you need to have???

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Thanks Jen, I was thinking in that range 5-7,000.

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We went through that in 1 month!!! But that was with 4 of us. You should be fine for double that time AT LEAST!!! Just make sure that you hit the ground running trying to find work...it can take a while through making contacts to get something concrete!!

Good luck, and if you decide to do a "reccie", drop a line!

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OK, I have to ask, what is a "reccie"?

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HAHA!!!!

A "reccie" means a visit pre-move, to establish where you want to live, cost of living etc etc. Not everyone does it...we didn't!

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A "reccie" means a visit pre-move, to establish where you want to live, cost of living etc etc. Not everyone does it...we didn't!
Thank you, I will be doing that.

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Great post Jenny and a warm welcome..

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