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Old 07-19-2015, 05:35 PM
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We are possibly moving there hopefully by the end of summer. We are from CO but have been living and working in WI for 20 years. Can't wait to go back home!

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Leadville is a nice little town, landed there a couple times to get my highest airfield certificate. Ate tacos at a place in town that gave me horrible gut rot. Otherwise it was a very peaceful place.
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It is a great town if you like winter. I remember going to the donkey races a few times.
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I think you should stay in WI
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One of my co workers live there (18yrs) He is on vacation until next week. Get a list of questions together that you would like to know about it and I will get em answered for ya. I know housing is decent priced, the mine there is booming with employment, it's around 10,000 feet above seal level,current temp today was 68, where in vail was 76. Better like snow because it gets quite a bit.. If you have kids he says the schools are good, and the NRA just built a very nice gun range..
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Did you ever arrive in leadville? I have land up there, im going camping this weekend before the snow.
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Unfortunately, no. We were so close and the company flew my husband out, showed him around and everything! They called him a few days after he got home and basically said he was hired and that they will call him. Never called so he called them and they finally told him that they dissolved that position! Such a bummer
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That stinks, well happy prepping elsewhere.
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For sure it stinks. Colorado is home and I'm bummed. But we will keep plugging away up here in Wisconsin. Getting ready for winter!
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actually, you probably lucked out. Colorado is going to hell. we used to be a red state, but the influx of Commiefornians and other leftists have moved the political needle to the left.

I love the middle mountains & west slope, but the front range dictates all the laws, regulations, taxation, etc, etc. Plus, the huge population from the front range makes it difficult to be "alone" up in the mountains. i would move back to eastern SD in a heartbeat if i could get the wife out of here!
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Most people have no idea what it is like to live in Colorado at over 10,000 feet. The snow has already started.
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Most people have no idea what it is like to live in Colorado at over 10,000 feet. The snow has already started.
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Because people that are not from the Rockies, cannot imagine what it is like. People that have left for 20 years might forget. We had snow last night in Nevada at the higher elevations.
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My wife's family lives in Denver. We go there once a year and every year the areas that were nothing but farms/ ranches are $500,000 homes built on 1/16 acre lots. This is of course effecting the rest of the state because it used to be a beautiful conservative state but now every single day 100 more familys from LA are moving there. It is turning into a hippie utopia.
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Most people have no idea what it is like to live in Colorado at over 10,000 feet. The snow has already started.
There are people who move here from milder climates and last about 3 years at the most. Living in the mountains in the winter can just do some people in. Not many winters ago, some places had 600 inches of snow in one winter. You have to be ready to shovel snow and have a plow and a snow blower.
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This thread reminded me of an episode of the old Bat Masterson episode that took place in Leadville. It was called Trouble In Leadville, if I remember correctly. On another note, I was born in Colorado Springs. It's been years since I was there, though, unfortunately.
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My old Jeep Wagoneer broke an axle once at around 11,600 feet at a mine above Leadville. I walked to town and hitchhiked home and got parts. I forget what month it was but we were in a blizzard trying to fix and built a tent over the wheel well. We got it fixed and drove home. It might have been June.
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Diary of a Mad Snow Shoveler

December 8: 6:00 PM. It started to snow. The first snow of the season and the wife and I took our cocktails and sat for hours by the window watching the huge soft flakes drift down from heaven. It looked like a Grandma Moses Print. So romantic we felt like newlyweds again. I love snow!


December 9: We woke to a beautiful blanket of crystal white snow covering every inch of the landscape.What a fantastic sight! Can there be a lovelier place in the Whole World? Moving here was the best idea we've ever had. Shoveled for the first time in years and felt like a boy again. I did both our driveway and the sidewalks. This afternoon the snowplow came along and covered up the sidewalks and closed in the driveway, so I got to shovel again. What a perfect life!


December 12: The sun has melted all our lovely snow. Such a disappointment. My neighbor tells me not to worry; we'll definitely have a white Christmas. No snow on Christmas would be awful! Bob says we'll have so much snow by the end of winter, that I'll never want to see snow again. I don't think that's possible. Bob is such a nice man I'm glad he's our neighbor.


December 14: Snow lovely snow! 8" last night. The temperature dropped to -20. The cold makes everything sparkle so. The wind took my breath away, but I warmed up by shoveling the driveway and sidewalks. This is the life! The snowplow came back this afternoon and buried everything again. I didn't realize I would have to do quite this much shoveling, but I'll certainly get back in shape this way. I wish l wouldn't huff and puff so.


December 15: 20 inches forecast. Sold my van and bought a 4x4 Blazer. Bought snow tires for the wife's car and 2 extra shovels. Stocked the freezer. The wife wants a wood stove in case the electricity goes out.I think that's silly. We aren't in Alaska, after all.


December 16: Ice storm this morning. Fell on my ass on the ice in the driveway putting down salt. Hurt like hell. The wife laughed for an hour, which I think was very cruel.


December 17: Still way below freezing. Roads are too icy to go anywhere. Electricity was off for 5 hours. I had to pile the blankets on to stay warm. Nothing to do but stare at the wife and try not to irritate her. Guess I should've bought a wood stove, but won't admit it to her. God I hate it when she's right. I can't believe I'm freezing to death in my own living room.


December 20: Electricity's back on, but had another 14" of the damn stuff last night. More shoveling. Took all day. ****ing snowplow came by twice. Tried to find a neighbor kid to shovel, but they said they're too busy playing hockey. I think they're lying. Called the only hardware store around to see about buying a snow blower and they're out. Might have another shipment in March. I think they're lying. Bob says I have to shovel or the city will have it done and bill me. I think he's lying.


December 22: Bob was right about a white Christmas because 13 more inches of the white **** fell today, and it's so cold it probably won't melt till August. Took me 45 minutes to get all dressed up to go out to shovel and then I had to ****. By the time got undressed, ****ed, and dressed again, I was too tired to shovel. Tried to hire Bob who has a plow on his truck for the rest of the winter; but he says he's too busy. I think the a-hole is lying.


December 23: Only 2" of snow today. And it warmed up to 0. The wife wanted me to decorate the front of the house this morning. What is she nuts?!! Why didn't she tell me to do that a month ago? She says she did but I think she's lying.


December 24: 6". Snow packed so hard by snowplow, I broke the shovel. Thought I was having a heart attack. If I ever catch the son of a bitch who drives that snowplow, 'I'll drag him through the snow by his balls.I know he hides around the corner and waits for me to finish shoveling and then he comes down the street at a 100 miles an hour and throws snow all over where I've just been! Tonight the wife wanted me to sing Christmas carols with her and open our presents, but I was busy watching for the ****ing snowplow.


December 25: Merry Christmas. 20 more inches of the ****ing slop tonight. Snowed in. The idea of shoveling makes my blood boil. God I hate the snow! Then the snowplow driver came by asking for a donation and I hit him over the head with my shovel. The wife says I have a bad attitude. I think she's an idiot. If I have to watch" It's a Wonderful Life" one more time, I'm going to kill her.


December 26: Still snowed in. Why the hell did I ever move here? It was all HER idea. She's really getting on my nerves.


December 27: Temperature dropped to -30 and the pipes froze.


December 28: Warmed up to above -20. Still snowed in. THE BITCH is driving me crazy!!!!!


December 29: 10 more inches. Bob says I have to shovel the roof or it could cave in. That's the silliest thing I ever heard. How dumb does he think I am?


December 30: Roof caved in. The snow plow driver is suing me for a million dollars. The wife went home to her mother. 9" predicted.


December 31: Set fire to what's left of the house. No more shoveling.


January 8: I feel so good. I just love those little white pills they keep giving me. Why am I tied to the bed?
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There are people who move here from milder climates and last about 3 years at the most. Living in the mountains in the winter can just do some people in. Not many winters ago, some places had 600 inches of snow in one winter. You have to be ready to shovel snow and have a plow and a snow blower.
I moved to 8,074 feet from Santa Barbara (49 ft.)

I've been here 5 years
3 winters
The wind was more than I expected
I was ready for the snow and the cold
The wind is a major wildcard.....
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