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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    No AC needed here on the Oregon Coast either. 75F / 24C is a hot day here in the summer and we don't get too many of those.

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    I'd love to live in the North West, cool temps, overcast, legal weed, but I couldn't afford the cost of living up there (thanks Californians) hell even living in the Atlanta metro area has dramatically gotten more expensive since I was in my 20s or 20 years ago lol.



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    Yah, the housing market is pretty tight down here. The job market is red hot here. Lots of jobs in caregiving. Lots of seniors retire to the coast and need in home care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inuvik View Post
    Yah, the housing market is pretty tight down here. The job market is red hot here. Lots of jobs in caregiving. Lots of seniors retire to the coast and need in home care.
    Oh I've hung up my CNA days and just got thru Phlebotomy school to work in a blood lab or I might be a traveling phlebotomist. What they pay CNA's, for the amount of training and state testing they go thru including a physical skills test that is timed, is total bs. Hospitals, LTCs, hospice are always crying about a shortage of certified nurse aides but don't want to pay a living wage for very stressful work. Anyone who calls this "low skill" labor and undeserving of a decent wage has never had to deal with 1 CNA to 20 patients in a ward or ambulate a 300lb paraplegic into their wheel chair or constantly be monitoring for infections, bedsores, and their physical well being and be the first to shoulder the blame from lawsuits if something does go wrong. I'm glad I put my time in it though, I learned a lot about working in health care, the good and the bad. I will say this though, if your old and alone with limited funds and no one to take care of you, it's hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    I'd love to live in the North West, cool temps, overcast, legal weed, but I couldn't afford the cost of living up there (thanks Californians) hell even living in the Atlanta metro area has dramatically gotten more expensive since I was in my 20s or 20 years ago lol.
    It's more doable with a Mirage or in your case, two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirk Diggler View Post
    What they pay CNA's, for the amount of training and state testing they go thru including a physical skills test that is timed, is total bs. Hospitals, LTCs, hospice are always crying about a shortage of certified nurse aides but don't want to pay a living wage for very stressful work. Anyone who calls this "low skill" labor and undeserving of a decent wage has never had to deal with 1 CNA to 20 patients in a ward or ambulate a 300lb paraplegic into their wheel chair or constantly be monitoring for infections, bedsores, and their physical well being and be the first to shoulder the blame from lawsuits if something does go wrong. I'm glad I put my time in it though, I learned a lot about working in health care, the good and the bad. I will say this though, if your old and alone with limited funds and no one to take care of you, it's hell.
    I generally disagree with you about weed and anything related to legalizing drugs. However, I agree 100% with the above. My wife is in a related field. She does a tremendous amount of physical work, she does an invaluable service for old codgers to give them something to do in their day to break up their hell (as you say ... and I agree with). She does it for peanuts compared to what I do. I use my brain but make roughly 5X what she makes. What she does is worth so much more.

    If weed were to be legalized, it should be legal for cancer patients, maybe other kinds of very painful diseases, and old codgers in general 65 and older. I've never touched a drug. But ... once I retire, I'm going to find one of those funny cigarettes that is as big as my arm, and work on it from time to time until my lips get burnt.


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