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  1. #46
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    Dress warmly. Big storm coming through. Maybe even (gasp) a couple of inches of snow today!

    Good luck to you!
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    Good luck, Owlie!
    I just read through this thread again, and got my momentary feelings of nostalgia, which I keep firmly under control.
    I *did* love Cave Creek, where we stayed a couple of years ago. It's not over developed, no huge amounts of strip malls, lots of desert, and few traffic lights. Just like the way Scottsdale and Tempe were when my parents moved there in 1971. We have seriously considered buying a small condo in Cave Creek or Carefree in the future. While I would be far from my friends in Tempe, the riding looks great and the county park was awesome for hiking and trail running. Tempe was a great place to raise young kids and even back in the 80s there were tons of cultural and recreational activities. But, it's just like that Eagles song about the destruction of LA (I can't remember the name, "lost" something), which has a line that says something like "and they built those boxy houses and Jesus, people bought them..."
    There is more to life than warm weather, which I know, is hard for some to believe. But, U of A is a great school.
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  3. #48
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    Just saw this Owlie. Please keep me posted. Good luck!

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    I'm back home. Loved the sunshine.

    Now to keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. And check my e-mail compulsively.
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  5. #50
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    I just saw this, too. Good luck, Owlie. I imagine the wait is excruciating. Hang in there; I hope it pans out this time!
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    Good, good luck, owlie! I hear Tucson is having its coldest winter weather in a long time -- snow even! I follow the blogs of a couple of RVers who are out there right now since we might be doing the same one day. It seems like a really neat area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    Good, good luck, owlie! I hear Tucson is having its coldest winter weather in a long time -- snow even! I follow the blogs of a couple of RVers who are out there right now since we might be doing the same one day. It seems like a really neat area.
    Had snow that actually stuck on the ground last Wednesday. It's been many years since we've had that. And yes, it has been a very cold winter for us.

    Keeping my fingers & toes crossed for you Owlie!
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  8. #53
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    I guess the finger- and toe-crossing worked. I got the offer letter in my e-mail this afternoon.

    Must.not.hyperventilate...
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  9. #54
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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! What's your field?
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    Let's ride!!!
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  11. #56
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    Yay, Owlie. How exciting! Good for you!
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    Woo-hoo! Excellent!
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    Awesome, Owlie! Huge congrats!
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    So happy for you, Owlie!
    I never subscribed to that stupid U of A-ASU feuding rivalry. My younger son went to U of A for a year and I was very proud of that, despite being a double ASU alum. You will love Tucson.
    Hey, are your parents living near me now?
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    Thanks! It's a little overwhelming. I need to finish my thesis, find an affordable apartment that's big enough for me, the boyfriend, the cat and at least 3 bikes (and all the rest of our stuff!), and then figure out the logistics of moving stuff all the way over there.
    (I'm 95% sure I'm taking the offer. I'm just waiting for two other universities to get back to me so that I feel like I've considered all possibilities.)
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    So happy for you, Owlie!
    I never subscribed to that stupid U of A-ASU feuding rivalry. My younger son went to U of A for a year and I was very proud of that, despite being a double ASU alum. You will love Tucson.
    Hey, are your parents living near me now?
    My dad is--he ended up with a job at a smaller pharma company there, so he's living in Cambridge, I believe. Mom's still in Ohio.
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