Here we are
I just wanted to say that I am here in UT. Good to know you all.
I'm here in the Salt Lake area as well, specifically in West Jordan. Glad you started this group.
I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Adam, I moved to Utah about 3 years ago from the east coast. I spent 6 years in the military prior to that. I'm currently in the medical school at the UofU studying to be a physician assistant.
After spending my first 28 years on the east coast, I'm glad to be in the mountain west.
I'm not sure if you guys would ever want to get together, but I think we should keep it in mind. I'm sure we all have skills that we could teach each other. Could you guys share a little bit more about yourselves like what you do for work, what unique skills you have, etc.
My name is Adam, as well, and I live in Davis County. I was born and raised in Davis County, but just moved back after a year in Southern California. I have also lived in England, Canada and Norway. I hope to talk with some of you and perhaps even meet in person at some point.
Welcome to the group, I for one am glad more people in Utah are finding out about PP. I hope your move from SoCal back to Utah went well for you, it sounds like you already have a social network here since this is where you grew up. Now that spring is on the way, if you or anyone else on the group needs any help doing stuff around the house, in the garden, etc. feel free to reach out here to see if anyone in the group can be of assistance. I have clinic on Saturdays, so that isn't a great day for me, but that is only until the mid-August. Again, hope everyone is doing well and I think a meet up at some point would be great if we can find time. I Look forward to meeting everyone some time.
Thank you! I was pleased, as well, to see that I wasn't the only one from Utah here! I just joined as an enrolled member, but I have been following the free content on PP for some time. The move from SoCal was… interesting. My transmission died once and for all in Nephi. But I am finding that there are several silver linings to being without a car: 1) I am getting a lot more exercise biking and walking to and from work (I also take the Frontrunner), as well as I am developing new skills as a result; 2) My finances have benefited; 3) It gives me an opportunity to connect with people more due to being offered rides. So no complaints here. I plan on making the most of being without a car for at least the next year or two!
My social network here is pretty basic and is mainly just my family, but that is very valuable of course. I am hoping to expand it, though. I am settling into Centerville (my home town) this coming Friday after almost 2 months living with a friend in Layton. I'll be in an apartment since I cannot afford my own land/house by any means (yet), but I am more than happy to help others with any work on their land (or in their house) this coming Spring and Summer (and beyond). It would be a great opportunity to meet as well as develop my own skills. I work for one of the Apple Stores here on the Wasatch Front. Though it is good work in terms of pay and benefits, as well as I get many opportunities to develop universally valuable skills, I nonetheless am quite aware of the discrepancy between many of the skills developed at my work and those that would be needed if industrial civilization starts to wind down (or simply crashes). (And if it doesn't, then I suppose I might be well-positioned…but it seems best to diversify, while improving my quality of life in the meantime.)
In conclusion, to cut things short for now… let's absolutely plan on a meet-up by Memorial Day. Does that sound good?
I've been a PP member for several years and just now discovered this local group. My wife and I retired four years ago from IT jobs in the Los Angeles area and moved to SLC. We bought a house in the Fairpark area three years ago and have been heavy into gardening and refurbishing. I've been improving my blue-collar skills. Last year I took welding and woodworking classes at SLCC (highly recommended!).
Welcome to the group, Bruce! How do you like SLC? What brought you out here after retiring?
I have been following Chris M for since he started but I also just found this group. I am actually still returning from his Rowe Conference as I write. I live in Heber City and I'm excited to find some of you out there. When I get home I will try to reach out and make more contact.
Thanks for reaching out, Ken! I'd be interested to hear about your experience at the Rowe Conference. How was it? Anything you learned that you can share?
Safe travels home!