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    Hello from sunny San Diego

    ...and it really is sunny today.

    I'm an architect specializing in historic preservation. I've lived in SD for 5 years. My husband and I moved here from Seattle. After 6 years of rain, cold, and mold we wanted someplace warm. I'm originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I went to high school in Bradenton, FL and undergrad at UF in Gainesville, FL. I got my Master of Architecture from UW in Seattle. I'm slowly criss-crossing my way around the US.

    We're fortunate enough to live in the heart of SD and not in one of the continually sprawling suburban areas to the north or east. I'm the rare Southern Californian who could actually walk to work (though I drive). For the most part, I've enjoyed living here, but I'm ready for a change of scenery.

    We're about ready to move back east somewhere. I'm tired of SD's redevelopment-on-steriods point-of-view. I want to move to a city where historic buildings aren't seen as the enemy of progress. Right now, we're considering the following cities for relocation:
    Austin, TX (have a very enthusiastic friend who loves living there)
    Raleigh, NC (or somewhere else in NC)
    Pittsburgh, PA (still have tons of family there)
    So, I'll be keeping an eye out for more posts on these places.

    Thanks for having me.

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    welcome from downeast Maine!
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    Welcome from the Hoosier State.
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    Welcome to cyburbia from another (ex)Southern Californian

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    Hi. Welcome from someone who grew up in San Diego, then lived somewhere with one of the largest number of historic buildings in the Country and then moved to Seattle.

    BTW- Its cold here in Seattle. I heard it's even colder in Pittsburg. Brrrrr.

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    Welcome to Cyburbia. Just keep on posting.

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    Welcome from a northern California native transplanted to the Florida panhandle to oversee the antics of Rumpy.

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    Welcome from Australia, Sydney to be exact

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    Hi from a fellow Gator!

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    Hello, from Irving, TX!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Hi from a native Pittsburgher

    Hi Hunterjax, I'm a native Pittsburgher living in San Diego. I've lived in California for about 10 years (give or take a few for detours elsewhere) - mainly in San Francisco and LA. Absolutely love those cities and everything in between.

    I'm not thrilled with San Diego and hope to move east again. Visited Pittsburgh this summer (whole family is there) and thought for he first time "Pgh is actually not that bad".

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    Howdy.....

    From Western Arizona, the architecutral waste land of North America
    Former Florida and Colorado Planner here....
    stick around and enjoy the cocktail weenies and $4 bottle of wine that are the equivalent to most of RJ's posts......OH YEAH SNAP......ZING just before the weekend starts......he he he......

    Don't worry, RJ won't be too upset, he know's what a smartass I can be..... Someone has to keep the King of Posts in line
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    Welcome from my quiet little corner of NW Ohio. Glad you have jumped in. We look forward to your posts.

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