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#8266 - 08/22/08 10:38 PM Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 05/24/01
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I will be leaving CT and moving to FL this Sunday.

This is a big move for me, and unfortunately I'm making it alone.

I expect to arrive in Pompano Beach, FL (near Fort Lauderdale) sometime Tuesday (or Wednesday if I'm too tired of driving).

I'm hoping to start a new life down there.

So, if you're in that area and would like to get together (no, I'm not looking for a date, thanks), please let me know.

I'm also hoping to pick up some tuning business, so keep me in mind. (and, I do Ecommerce/Internet Marketing/SEO consulting, so keep that in mind too).

I'm transfering the Piano World phone number to a cell phone, so you will be able to reach me that way, or via email.

In the meantime, I'm going to be off the air from Sunday morning until I get set up in FL.

So, moderators, please keep an eye on the kids, and kids ... behave yourselves!

Best,

Frank B.
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#8267 - 08/22/08 11:50 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Monica K. Offline

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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Wow, good luck with the move, Frank! I don't envy you all the packing and unpacking.

....but I'm sure that sometime in February when it's 75 in Florida and 5 degrees in CT you'll realize it was worth it. \:D
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#8268 - 08/23/08 02:05 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Betty Patnude Offline
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Registered: 06/11/07
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Loc: Puyallup, Washington
Frank, best wishes!

Doors open in opportunity when we least expect it. May you find everything you need in your new chosen area. The scenery alone should be pleasurable. But, do stay tuned to the weather reports!

Take good care!

Betty

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#8269 - 08/23/08 08:56 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Steve Cohen Offline
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Best wishes.

I'm sue it will all work out.
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#8270 - 08/23/08 09:26 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 353
Loc: New York City
All the best and drive safely!

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#8271 - 08/23/08 09:33 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
TheCaz Offline
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Registered: 07/12/08
Posts: 224
Loc: Simi Valley, CA
Good luck, Frank. I moved from back East to California more than 20 years ago, and can't imagine living back in the cold and humidity. I've also lived in Florida. There's no question, you'll really enjoy it not being in the cold during the Winter.

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#8272 - 08/23/08 10:30 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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best of luck Frank
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#8273 - 08/23/08 11:05 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: boston north
I hope this doesn't mean that we will be missing you at all the New England/NY parties! Who will play all the rock and roll?



NE has always been a destination for visitors - and 'now' you'll have to become one...

Be safe traveling and enjoy your new turf...

BTW, did you pack an umbrella?

LL
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#8274 - 08/23/08 11:20 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Piano Girl RMG Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
Posts: 691
Loc: Germany
Best wishes for a successful move, Frank. And congratulations on your fine work here at PW.

Sincerely,
Robin Goldsby
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#8275 - 08/23/08 04:58 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Diane... Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 3345
Loc: Western Canada
Anyways, hope everything works out for you! And I'd say, moving to sunny Florida, can't be all that bad!

All the best! Sincerely!
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#8276 - 08/23/08 05:02 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 09/16/06
Posts: 5290
Loc: Santa Fe, NM
Ah, a road trip. Time for some great solitude, maybe some favorite music in the cd player, the adventure of the open road. . .

Have a great time on the road, and enjoy that new life -

Cathy
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#8277 - 08/23/08 09:56 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Axtremus Offline
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Safe journey!
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#8278 - 08/23/08 10:05 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Best of luck with the move, Frank! I'm sure you'll love it. Just don't be a complete stranger to New England, 'k?
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#8279 - 08/24/08 04:53 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 05/25/04
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Loc: Boston, MA
I'll be thinking of you and miss seeing you at the PW events at Larry's shop. One door closes . . .
Dorrie Bell
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#8280 - 08/24/08 05:18 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
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#8281 - 08/24/08 10:39 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
A441 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/03
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Loc: N.Eastham, MA.
I knew that........
Good luck Frank!!
Hope we will still see you in the North East.

Jeremy and Linda
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#8282 - 08/25/08 07:21 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Bob Newbie Offline
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Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1549
after what Fay did..I hope you don't need a dinghy! \:\(

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#8283 - 08/25/08 06:16 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Registered: 07/28/06
Posts: 1348
Loc: Hillsboro Beach South Florida
Hey Frank,

Welcome to sunny South Florida. \:\)

Please give us a call when you get settled in a bit. Love to see you again. Our remodeling has finally been completed since you were last here. We hope you know that you are perpetually invited to come to our home anytime you feel like it. Maybe we'll even get the piano tuned just for you, or better yet, hire you to tune it for us. \:\)

We should be able to help you to pick up some tuning business, and possibly some Ecommerce/Internet Marketing/SEO consulting work as well. We'll introduce you to some of our South Florida music business friends as a starter.

Please say Hi to your sister Barbara and her husband for us, and it goes without saying, they are always welcome to come visit too anytime they can. \:\)

We're looking forward to spending some fun times with you.

Warmest regards,

Barry and Anita

P.S. I'll buy lunch. There are several neat ocean side restaurants, right down the beach from our home, that we think you would enjoy.

Bear
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#8284 - 08/26/08 05:52 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Starting Over Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 1290
Loc: Toronto
All the best with the move and your new life in Florida Frank. I'm sure, come January, I will be envying you along with all the rest of us northerners.
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#8285 - 08/26/08 07:56 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
ChatNoir Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1469
Loc: Encino, California
I used to love Connecticut
in sunny summer visits, but
I can imagine winters, though,
with ice and sleet and lots of snow.
In Florida I had a ball
with sun and beaches, big and small.
Orlando, Keys, Miami Beach
were favorites. To me they each
were paradises full of life
(And I was young and had no wife!)
So take your stuff and move down south
and soon by way of "word of mouth"
the world will know you have arrived.
And you will soon feel all revived.
Best of luck from ChatNoir,
Des bonnes journees, et bons soirs.

(PS: Work is still really, really slow....!)
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#8286 - 08/26/08 11:30 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Frank, best of luck in your new place. Hope it starts to feel like HOME real quick... \:\)
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#8287 - 08/27/08 06:51 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
jollyroger Offline
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Registered: 09/23/05
Posts: 848
Loc: Houston, TX
Wow Frank, this IS a big move. But I'm sure that this winter when you read about all the north easterners shoveling snow and scraping ice, you'll be smiling like the Cheshire Cat!

As you should already be in Florida by now, I wish you all the best. We're all expecting an update on how your relocation went. Don't forget to send some pictures too, if you took any.

Best regards,
Roger
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#8288 - 08/27/08 03:31 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Piano World Offline


Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5533
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (originally N...
Thanks for the nice notes everyone.

I arrived late yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.
Drive down was pretty uneventful other than some torrential rain in Georgia.

I can tell you August is not the best time for a slightly overweight (ok, more than slightly) older guy to be carrying stuff up to a second floor condo in Florida.

To make it more interesting, the A/C wasn't working in the Condo, so I couldn't even get cooled off when I was done (got it fixed today).

I did take a few pictures on the way down, although I have to tell you it's a bit tricky driving a U-Haul truck pulling a trailer with a car on it, doing 70 MPH, and trying to take pictures :-)

Bear 1, I'll be happy to take you and Anita up on your offer.

More later, I need some rest.
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#8289 - 08/28/08 12:23 AM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Frank...I recently found out that I'm in about as much shape as you...heck, rounds a shape the last time I looked... \:D

Glad to hear you landed safe...
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#8290 - 08/28/08 06:56 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
JoeB Offline
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Registered: 03/14/03
Posts: 671
Loc: Northern California
Glad to hear you arrived OK, Frank. The winter weather will be quite a contrast to CT. Good luck in your new location.
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#8291 - 08/29/08 07:31 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
Piano World Offline


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Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (originally N...
As promised, a few pictures:

George Washington Bridge, NY





An odd piece of sky somewhere down around the Carolina's. Note the glowing light in the middle of the clowds. It was an wierd greenish/yellow glow.



Getting down where it's flat



Finally made it...


Don't see many of these in CT.


Or these signs (evacuation route)...



Couple more pictures to go...
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#8292 - 08/29/08 07:34 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Pulling into the Condo complex...



Setting up the new Piano World office, note I don't have to go far from the bedroom (ok, I don't even have to leave it).




And the important part...



Ok folks, I'm down here in Pompano Beach/FT Lauderdale area now.

Looking for tuning work, Internet Marketing SEO/SEM consulting, Ecommerce consulting, and piano forums parties \:D
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#8293 - 08/29/08 09:24 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Sorry to hear about your move, Frank. Divorce is never easy. Sorry you lost your house.
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#8294 - 08/29/08 09:57 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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Holy moly, Frank, what a change! Hope you get all settled and cozy soon. And, we'll be missing you at the Maine party. \:\(

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#8295 - 08/30/08 11:23 PM Re: Movin - Movin - Movin
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maybe you can come up to Kansas City sometime.. it's only about a million hours by car.
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