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Offline karim18

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Austin area
« on: May 22, 2015, 01:47:40 PM »
Hello Everyone,

T-minus 15 days until I begin my journey from the People's Republic of Illinois to Texas. Anyone here live in or around Austin?

Karim

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2015, 07:26:24 PM »

T-minus 15 days until I begin my journey from the People's Republic of Illinois to Texas.

Karim

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 07:53:30 PM »
Anyone here live in or around Austin?

"Around" is a relative term here... If, like most Texans, you mean "within an hour drive or so," then yes!   ;D

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 12:44:19 PM »
Yep.
Bring a kayak!

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 05:26:45 PM »
I'm in San Marcos, which will be a bit south west of you.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 07:59:22 AM »
"Around" is a relative term here... If, like most Texans, you mean "within an hour drive or so," then yes!   ;D

I'm from Chicagoland.... "around" up here means within 2 hours driving time (traffic is a major factor for that) :P

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 08:00:37 AM »
Yep.
Bring a kayak!

Seriously speaking, how bad has the flooding been? I'm moving in to the Steiner Ranch area in 11 days and 5 hours (Not that I'm counting or anything).

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 08:03:01 AM »
I'm in San Marcos, which will be a bit south west of you.

So you are in the middle of flood central? 

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 11:27:04 AM »
So you are in the middle of flood central? 

Me and mine are in the clear. We are in a higher elevation than other parts of town. The Blanco River surged pretty hard and did a lot of damage, but the town topography is pretty ... er... whats the word.... perturbed? Not flat. So yeah, the water level was really high in some places, and moved really fast, but there were over channels that it took before it got enough volume and such to get to where I am. I was working with Samaritans Purse yesterday and saw that some houses less then 300 feet from the river were just fine. They where on a very steep, high bank. Two houses down the street and they had a foot of water, but that house was below the street level, so the water did not have to move as high to get to them.
Other places had homes a half mile from the river, but the ground was flatter and lower, so they got hit. Just... weird areas getting it in ways you would not have expected.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 12:01:32 PM »
We live in the flood plain in Leander. River got into our backyard with lots of debris. Could have been much worse. With the storms, several areas got flooded that normally don't.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 07:30:29 AM »
I just heard about the San Marcos area yesterday, glad to hear you guys are okay.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2015, 07:42:01 AM »
South West(ish) Austin here. Although it still leans towards statism, it is a fun town. Welcome

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2015, 02:13:21 PM »
I'm from Chicagoland.... "around" up here means within 2 hours driving time (traffic is a major factor for that) :P

I was going to say, lol!!  My wife's from N. Illinois, and it'd be a quick state to cross if everyone else wasn't in the way!

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2015, 08:59:49 AM »
Wow.. Time flies, I am leaving Illinois in 2 days.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2015, 06:27:44 PM »
Karim,
Welcome to Texas! You should be on your way today. Congrats!!!

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2015, 09:00:34 PM »
Karim,
Welcome to Texas! You should be on your way today. Congrats!!!

Thanks, left yesterday and arrived this evening. Made it a bit too late to pickup apartment keys, so I am crashing at a hotel in round rock tonight.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2015, 09:36:35 PM »
Let me know if you have questions. Always fun to start fresh in a new place.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2015, 09:06:47 PM »
Let me know if you have questions. Always fun to start fresh in a new place.

Will do, thanks... Just glad to be back in this beautiful state... Unfortunate that I happened to end up staying in Illinois for basically 20 odd years.

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Re: Austin area
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2015, 06:20:13 AM »
I live near Steiner Ranch.  Are there any resources that you haven't found yet and need suggestions for?

Joe