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 Post subject: Looking for VT housing: Waterbury-Stowe-Morrisville area
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:40 am 
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I may have an opportunity to work for Mt. Mansfield Ski patrol at Stowe this winter, but it's very dependent on finding reasonably-priced housing. Anyone know of an option in the area? If I have to be 1/2 hour away, I'd prefer to be more in the direction of Burlington, because I have an opportunity to get some part time work there before the season kicks into high gear.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:03 pm 
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I have no idea if this helps...but I lived in jeffersonville/cambridge area and would take the lift from smugs over to big spruce and down to stowe almost every day. Housing and rent were a bit cheaper over there...just not much to do. Have you considered just living in burlington?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:26 pm 
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Burlington might be a good long-term solution. Especially if I don't end up patrolling, but working as a Kaplan Test Prep teacher and at an outdoor shop year round (currently what I'm doing, but in Boston).

Besides, I'm not sure if I can handle the taking turns-dating game that seems to play out in really small towns. :)

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Shep


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:00 am 
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Shep wrote:
Besides, I'm not sure if I can handle the taking turns-dating game that seems to play out in really small towns. :)


LOL!

Not sure it's the best way to approach things! Normally, people here don't come to meet someone... They come togheter... the NEK isn't the best place for young bachelors!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:23 pm 
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Tha'sall right. I've got one of them there rushin-bride catalogs! Soon as I can save up the scratch I'll be introducin y'all to my blushin' new bride.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:39 am 
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Well, get yourself a rusty 20 y.o pickup with no pipe and you're set young padawan!

(yeah, Star Wars references makes you cool too!)


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:35 pm 
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I appreciate the advice on how to become a redneck, but I did spend the first 24 years of my life in Arkansas. I think I've got it pretty well dialed... 8)

Shep

p.s. Oh, and I am starting to get responses from some Craigslist e-mails I sent out, so I am forging ahead with trying to get the job. hopefully I'll be riding with you guys in the not-too-distant future.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:16 am 
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Shep,

Check out jeffersonville.

Completely under the radar, great BC riding, and much cheaper than Stowe. Besides you could work for the Smuggs patrol!

PM me if you want some contacts.

VTRider


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I used to live in Johnson, and commuted to Stowe for a season. That drive sucks when it's snowing. Morrisville is a little closer. It is a small, rural town. But it's close enough to a college that there will be plenty of people around.

Looking the other way, towards Burlington, you'll have the advantage of the highway for your commute. That's a lot better than driving back roads and rt 100 in a snowstorm.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:48 pm 
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I have a very strong lead on a place in Waterbury, so I let the patrol director know I was in if he had a job for me. fingers crossed now. Also, I did check employment pages for Smuggs, but they don't show any open positions. I have pm'ed vtrider in case he can put me in touch with someone who knows otherwise.

So, now I pretty much have to be patient and wait to find out if I've got a job somewhere. :)

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Shep


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:12 am 
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Waterbury is a good compromise if you are working in Stowe, looking for reasonable housing, and want to be close(r) to burlington.

I work here in town and live up in waterbury center.

Let me know if you end up in town, I'd be happy to grab beers at the Alchemist with any splitters who pass through.


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BigJay, i PM'd you, but can't tell if it went through. It's in outbox not sent messages.


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twostowe wrote:
BigJay, i PM'd you, but can't tell if it went through. It's in outbox not sent messages.


Yep got it and replyed...

Outbox means :: Sent but not read
Sentbox means :: Sent and read by recipient

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