Latter of half of September -- I'll be getting serious about buying something...

Latter of half of September -- I'll be getting serious about buying something...

Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 9th, 2017, 11:23 pm #1

Still leaning towards buying a town home / condo in either Westcliffe or Silver Cliff. It's not the ideal town (compared to Buena Vista), but homes are cheap and you do have mountain views and access.

I intend to keep my job in Greeley, and will likely commute on Sunday night to my job, work 3 12-hour shifts, and then head back on Wednesday morning. (I'll need to find a place to crash for two days in Greeley during those shifts.) That's the plan, at least.
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Joined: April 2nd, 2015, 3:53 pm

August 18th, 2017, 2:24 am #2

Can't wait to come visit you in your new home 😁
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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 18th, 2017, 4:37 am #3

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Joined: August 19th, 2017, 8:01 pm

August 19th, 2017, 8:13 pm #4

Still leaning towards buying a town home / condo in either Westcliffe or Silver Cliff. It's not the ideal town (compared to Buena Vista), but homes are cheap and you do have mountain views and access.

I intend to keep my job in Greeley, and will likely commute on Sunday night to my job, work 3 12-hour shifts, and then head back on Wednesday morning. (I'll need to find a place to crash for two days in Greeley during those shifts.) That's the plan, at least.
Curious if you have ever thought of working at the Colorado Mental Health Institute (State hospital) down here in Pueblo? 96 through Wetmore is only an hour or so.
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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 20th, 2017, 12:08 am #5

You know, I did think about it. You have me thinking about it -- I'll say that.

Right now I work three LONG days in Greeley and I like my job. Still thinking about driving up on Sunday night and leaving on Wednesday morning and living somewhere in Pueblo or Westcliffe.
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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 20th, 2017, 12:11 am #6

Curious if you have ever thought of working at the Colorado Mental Health Institute (State hospital) down here in Pueblo? 96 through Wetmore is only an hour or so.
It's good to have you!
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Joined: August 19th, 2017, 8:01 pm

August 20th, 2017, 12:36 am #7

You know, I did think about it. You have me thinking about it -- I'll say that.

Right now I work three LONG days in Greeley and I like my job. Still thinking about driving up on Sunday night and leaving on Wednesday morning and living somewhere in Pueblo or Westcliffe.
Yeah, I live in Pueblo, commute to the Springs 3 and 4 a week - 45 minutes (not too shabby!). I had friends who did this from the Springs to Fort Collins, same type shift. Drove them nuts after about a year. Why I mentioned the State Hospital. Pueblo has come a long way in last 13 years, depending on the neighborhood of course. Still affordable as well. I have been monitoring your shenanigans since '05, living out of State. Found you on a Google search (probably) posting photos of Princeton and got homesick. Westcliff is an awesome choice as well.
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August 20th, 2017, 1:08 am #8

It's good to have you!
So glad this board didn't perish. I really enjoy the website and the posts. Got me through a lot of sweltering days in VA before moving back into the thin(ner) air ('06).
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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 20th, 2017, 2:13 am #9

Yeah, I live in Pueblo, commute to the Springs 3 and 4 a week - 45 minutes (not too shabby!). I had friends who did this from the Springs to Fort Collins, same type shift. Drove them nuts after about a year. Why I mentioned the State Hospital. Pueblo has come a long way in last 13 years, depending on the neighborhood of course. Still affordable as well. I have been monitoring your shenanigans since '05, living out of State. Found you on a Google search (probably) posting photos of Princeton and got homesick. Westcliff is an awesome choice as well.
Pueblo gets a bad rap, but really, it's a decent town. I realized that over a couple of years when I was living and working in Trinidad. I could easily see myself living in Pueblo, and yes, housing is much cheaper.

We'll see what I do. I just might pull the trigger on a home in Westcliffe and just "go for it" with trying to work in Greeley 3 days a week. I'm at a point in my life where I'm willing to take more risks.

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Joined: May 27th, 2005, 6:16 pm

August 20th, 2017, 2:15 am #10

So glad this board didn't perish. I really enjoy the website and the posts. Got me through a lot of sweltering days in VA before moving back into the thin(ner) air ('06).
Most people are gone because of the antiquated forum system.

Also, I closed the forum from 2008 to 2015, and now that it's open again, it's hard to get people back. (Thus, I'm to blame for sure.)

Still, the Friendship Board is a fun and happy place for me -- a place to let loose a little.
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