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Old 02-18-2009, 03:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Is Oregon far from Indy? I can't recall the locations of any states west of Ohio . I know Cali is somewhere over there, but that's about it
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Man the 'rents can come visit you. Move to Colorado if it makes it a bit closer. I can make accommodations for family, but moving to a hole where I would be completely unhappy is not one of them. It's your decision, but my guess would be that you would wind up in Indy wishing you were back in Oregon the whole time. Having that gnaw at you on a daily basis is not the way to live. Also, you can have kids in your 30's. Lot's of people do it...
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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better to have kids early on...

But he does make a good point. In the end it's what makes you two happy.
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Old 02-18-2009, 03:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My fear is that you're bang on about settling in Indy and wishing I was in Oregon. We're still discussing it, so who knows what we'll end up doing.

And Oregon and Indy are pretty much opposite sides of the country. Indy is a neighbor to Ohio and Oregon is on the west coast.

We're debating whether it is more important to live in a place we love and visit the parents, or live near the parents and visit the places we love. It would be nice to have my mom around as she LOVES kids and would always watch them for us. Out here, we don't know anybody, much less have any family.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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That point is where having the family is fantastic, the baby sitting, kid watching help does make life smoother. Overall all though moving to a place where you are unhappy won't do you or the kids any good. When your soul's rotting it'll effect everything else. As I mentioned you got time. I know some people who had kids early and some who had them late. Neither has had issues with the age. In fact one of them said if he could do it over he would have waited until he was over 30. It would have given him time to do the young 'un things that you have to (or at least should if you're smart) give up when you become a parent. Point being if you waited 4 years it wouldn't matter. Then again, you'll still face the same decision then as you will now. Maybe by that time you'll already know what the answer is...
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:29 PM   #16 (permalink)
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We would also like to buy a house soon. Since the market is crap right now and everyone is losing their homes, there are GREAT deals for first time buyers like us. We really want to capitalize on everyone else's misfortune and get buy next year. Our lease is up in August, so we have to decide by then if we want to buy a house here.

I guess we've got some soul searching to do.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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We would also like to buy a house soon. Since the market is crap right now and everyone is losing their homes, there are GREAT deals for first time buyers like us. We really want to capitalize on everyone else's misfortune and get buy next year. Our lease is up in August, so we have to decide by then if we want to buy a house here.

I guess we've got some soul searching to do.
Thumbs up to capitalizing on others misfortune! Got an offer on a house for 60k less than it was on the market last month! With Obama's help from the stimulus plan that 8k pays for nearly half a year of mortgage..lol..its so dumb NOT to buy a house now..they are paying you...

I cant imagine living in any other state than Oregon, i just love it here. Then again i like rain, nothings better than going outside after a huge rain storm..the air is so damn clean...only other places i'd live in the USA would be somewhere in Washington State...
There's just too much to do.
Within 2 hours of my apartment i can be at the beach, or snowboarding Hood...doesnt get much better IMHO.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear about your not so epic day, better luck next week! Sucks when you accidentally ditch the person you're with, whenever I get ditched I'm always wondering am I the ditcher or did they just totally ditch me?? it's almost always by accident, right? Or am I just no fun to ride with?

Oregon is a great place to raise kids, and be raised for that matter. I've lived in Central Oregon my entire life, so obviously I don't know it any other way, but I LOVE IT! Everything my husband and I love to do is here, snowboarding, snowmobiling, rafting, camping, hunting, ect... But, we've also got a huge support system here, with his family and our best friends only 20 minutes away and my family not too much farther we realize how lucky we are to have it all in one place.

I know my daughter really benefits a lot from being so close to "Mamaw & Poppy" but I also know that if we ever decided to move she'd be just as well off. She has us, her parents to give her guidance and love. Also, we'd never go too long with out coming back to visit family and friends.

Having kids does entail sacrifices, heck I didn't snowboard for the first year my daughter was alive because I was pretty attached to the little thing and realized my priorities had totally changed at that point. But, I don't think it's neccessary to move somewhere you're not going to be happy. Kids need happy parents.

There are great schools where we live. Our furry family members (the doggies) have room to roam here. My husband has a great job that supports us and I get to stay home and raise our child to be one of the coolest one year old's you'd ever meet! & that's where our priorities lie, having our family close is one perk that we definitely love, but as long as the above remains true, we can move almost anywhere and still be happy.
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We're debating whether it is more important to live in a place we love and visit the parents, or live near the parents and visit the places we love. It would be nice to have my mom around as she LOVES kids and would always watch them for us. Out here, we don't know anybody, much less have any family.
This is exactly why my brother and his wife moved after living in MA for a year with a brand new house and took a loss on it with the market to be closer to family in NY. It does significantly help to have family nearby. Without them, count on a long long road to support your kid, especially if both work.
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:50 PM   #20 (permalink)
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It's nice to hear all of your different views.

I totally agree that it would mostly be just me and the wife with the kids, but my parents are retiring soon and I know my mother would love to spend time with her grandkids. Plus, I'm an only child so my parents are pretty much all I have in direct family.

It's one of those crappy moments in life where you have to make a decision you know involves sacrifices.
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