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Long time no blog... [Apr. 4th, 2009|05:11 pm]
An Alternative Spiritual Gathering for Gay&Bi Men


[mood |excitedexcited]

I haven't posted in a very long time. Well, I'll give a quick rundown. 2008 was a fucking awful year. The store managed to still break even, but it doesn't pay enough for Diana (my biz partner) and I to really pay ourselves much of anything. We have been living of of Ed's income for the last few years. Ed's business went tits up (financial planner), and he didn't react to it well. He basically played World of Warcraft 12 hours a day every day till we went through our savings. I had to get a night job as a security guard. Ed at the beginning of this year started working as a cable installer. I fell into a doozy of a depression. I didn't see a way out until the election last fall. I joked that if Obama didn't win and Prop 8 passed, I would move out of the country to Canada or something. Someone said it's too bad Ed or I didn't have any relatives who lived oversees. I though, Ed does. Then I remembered, Ed was actually born in England. He is still a U.K. citizen. Moving to England could be an option. We were both basically starting over, so why should we start over here. I did some checking. In addition to free health care, the wages are around the same, and even the crap jobs there start out at 4 weeks paid vacation a year! I'm sick of hot and dry weather 9 months out of the year, and I would love to live somewhere rainy. 95% of the music I like is British. I have doubts about the future here (economy, water wars, etc...) so we have decided to do it. In mid to late summer, we are expatriating! I'll try to post during the process, and I want to blog about the experience of being an immigrant. (the blog will be called "Ex-Patriot Games") Wish us luck!

[User Picture]From: myrddin7
2009-04-05 03:00 am (UTC)
Hey Alex it has been awhile but glad you posted. Will miss you when you go, but keep in contact.
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[User Picture]From: garan_du
2009-04-05 01:04 pm (UTC)
I wish both of you all of the best in your move. Of course, England's economy has gone tits up as well. But if you become EU citizens I'd say that that would certainly give you much wider opportunities. That, and there is little likelihood of a Prop 8 type movement in western Europe. They, at least, are far more civilized on the subject of sex and personal choice than the US. I sometimes wish that England had just killed all of the Pilgrims instead of shipping them over here.
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[User Picture]From: gaymalewitch
2009-04-07 10:10 pm (UTC)
Good luck, honey!! Just plan it careful, and blessings of the Gods upon you.
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[User Picture]From: baalbuster
2009-04-18 07:18 pm (UTC)
I only just realized that I posted this on the BTW LJ, not my own. I normally wouldn't post sometihing with this much personal info on a community thing. I can't figure out how to take this post down. Kids, don't drink and blog!
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