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[quote name='u2ireland wrote:


mcgurk76']Born and raised in Cumbernauld, Scotland.....now living in Citrus Springs, Florida.

Hi Mcgurk76,

I'm curious, which do you like better? That's quite a move ;)

 

OK, my heart and head will always be Scotland.  Now, where i live it's in the middle of nowhere, their is no public transport -  I work with guys who are 40-50yrs who have never been on a bus or train!!  Nearest city is ocala and I'm about an hour plus drive away from Orlando and Tampa.

My big problem is health care, I pay over $100 a week for coverage and it doesn't really cover much - that depends on who you work for some, companies pay less and get more back.  The more you earn the better it is for you.  You get taxed on just about everything - again that depends on where you live, some states have higher taxes, some lower, some tax you for clothes, some don't.  Even though I've been here for 6 yrs, I still can't get over the price you see is the price you don't pay!!! - for example, you go to the $ store, everything is a dollar, when you go to the till, you have to pay tax!

The plus side is, my kids are at school, they love school.  All the teachers and helpers are friendly - not like when I was at school. Chicken wings are good. I've got the sunshine - too hot at summer!!

I could go on -overall, Scotland for me anytime(maybe I'm being biased)

 

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New York, New York BABY! I reside in the borough of Richmond otherwise known as Staten Island. Made famous by the staten island ferry- I read in u2 by u2 that Adam Clayton took a ride on the ferry as a kid with his family while visiting manhattan... The view of the skyline pre 9.11 was amazing. Now its just 'ok'.

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New York, New York BABY! I reside in the borough of Richmond otherwise known as Staten Island. Made famous by the staten island ferry- I read in u2 by u2 that Adam Clayton took a ride on the ferry as a kid with his family while visiting manhattan... The view of the skyline pre 9.11 was amazing. Now its just 'ok'.
What a small world.
My sister is currently tracing our Ukranian heritage with the help of a woman from Ukraine.
Long story short...I was sent some email exchanges and this woman had a great grandmother who had lived in Richmond,Staten Island. That's where her search has hit a snag..

anyhoo...I'm from Long Island, NY  

 

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