So I finally have gotten a great FT career position as a reptile keeper. Snakes, lizards, turtles, crocs, bats, echidna!, and many venoumous snakes! I will be moving from central NC to deep east (Lufkin) Texas. The Ellen Trout zoo seems awesome. I have only spent 2 days in TX and really don’t know anybody there. It is very wet and muddy right now. Does anybody (on this site) live out there? I hope I can find a league in Lufkin or Nacogdoches because Houston would be at least 1 and a half hours away. There are 2 card & comic shops, so there may be some hope.
Also, I will be staying in temporary housing for a few months while things get settled and I learn the area, then maybe moving into a house later. I am for now, going to leave my store and most of my collectibles behind. Not sure if I will move them all to TX or if I may try to move back to NC/SC in 5-7 years. At the moment I feel they are much safer (and dry!) staying in NC. I wonder if I should take all my cards now. Like 3 big shelves full of binders and boxes of cards. If I don’t take them all now, I will take them all in 3-4 months at my next move. So poll time: who thinks I should take all my binders (all rares are kept in binders) during my first move (which will be in about 2-3 weeks)? OR who thinks I should wait till I move to a more permanent place? If I have all my binders with me, I would be able to make almost any deck I may decide I want. But if I had them all with me I would also worry about not having enough insurance or possible tampering by possible roomates.
Congratulations on getting your dream job!
If it was me I would keep them were they are for the moment.Wait for a few months until you have settled in then you could bring your cards to Texas.Good luck:-)
I live in Houston, not sure how far away that is from Lufkin
EDIT: looks like thats about 2.5 hours away or so, which is relatively close considering how large Texas is. To get to most of the nice major cities in Texas (Austin, San Antonio), takes about 3 hours or so.
Well Texas is bigger than all other states in the USA! Think I will leave cards behind for a while, I am likely to have my own place but the weather & water is what bothers me most. If I go to Aus someday I want to visit the desert and then follow wherever the echidnas are.
You actually couldn’t be any more wrong mate. Stats speak for themselves. I challenge you to think of those poor Sandyhook kids every time you pick up one of your weapons.
As someone who is trained on firearms as part of their job, I detest the public having access to them. There is no safety or freedom in public access. The sooner the US catches up to the rest of the developed world the better.