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Old 03-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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Things that frost snowbirds

1. Taxes - forms come in Jan. or early Feb. and taxes due in April. Lotsa luck all the mail catching up. Filing extensions is a pain.
2. February - you get the shortest month when you are paying your site rent by the month, so you get shorted 2 or 3 days.
3. Census - maybe only once a decade, but this is the year and they want the forms back by April. Lotsa luck all the mail catching up.
4. Jury Summons - will you win the selection lottery when you are not at home?
5. Drive-by Gov't bandits (speed cams, traffic light cams, toll cams, etc) - as in your designated house sitter driving your home car through a toll booth and forgetting about it, and the bill comes in the mail and is due in 30 days, and lotsa luck all the mail catching up.
---Others???

But hey, it's sunny and snow free where we are and it isn't back home.
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1. Doing all of your banking online where you can't grab the Nimrods by the neck and choke them to death for their stupidity.

2. Having to call the credit card fraud division after they cut off your card because of all of the charges in different locations on the same day while standing at the checkout at the grocery store with 12 people behind when the clerk tells you your creit card has been REJECTED!

3. Leaving the 10th store for the morning when they don't have what you want knowing the exact store back home has it sitting at the register checkout.

4. Telling people that ask where you're from and the look on their face when you say about 300 miles north of here!

5. Hosing off your feet and sandals when the sewer hose comes undone as you are dumping the black tanks.

6. Listening to people tell you they miss the snow!
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The joys of snow-birding eh! OK you talked me out of it

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1. Taxes - forms come in Jan. or early Feb. and taxes due in April. Lotsa luck all the mail catching up. Filing extensions is a pain.
2. February - you get the shortest month when you are paying your site rent by the month, so you get shorted 2 or 3 days.
3. Census - maybe only once a decade, but this is the year and they want the forms back by April. Lotsa luck all the mail catching up.
4. Jury Summons - will you win the selection lottery when you are not at home?
5. Drive-by Gov't bandits (speed cams, traffic light cams, toll cams, etc) - as in your designated house sitter driving your home car through a toll booth and forgetting about it, and the bill comes in the mail and is due in 30 days, and lotsa luck all the mail catching up.
---Others???

But hey, it's sunny and snow free where we are and it isn't back home.
My florida sun bleeds for you'

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We full-timers have to cope with these kinds of things all the time - mail delays, taxes due, license renewals due, jury duty, shopping in unfamiliar stores, looking for reliable places to get the RV serviced in unfamiliar surroundings, finding a doctor, etc. As with snowbirding, you have to decide if the benefits outweigh the inconveniences, and then you have learn to be resourceful and flexible.
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Yellow snow on my campsite!!
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Listening snowbirds complain about everything.
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6. Listening to people tell you they miss the snow!
Trust me, you won't hear that from me Jim!

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Listening snowbirds complain about everything.
Not everything. Just some things. Actually, after swimming and sunning, bingo, shopping, walks, reading, cleaning the RV, socializing with the mobile neighbors, complaining is way down on my list of activities.
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Things that frost snowbirds?

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The fact that it's going to take five days to get to Florida and I am only 500 miles away. Now tell me isn't life good....
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Seeing on the computer that is is warmer back home.
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Seeing on the computer that is is warmer back home.
Yup, that happened a few days ago

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Things that frost non-snowbirds:
1. NOt being a snowbird
2. Still working
3. Still living in a sticks & bricks
4. Still working
5. Still working
6. Not being able to retire for another 10 years
7. Still working
8. Still working
9. Still working
10. Not being a snowbird
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