Move to the Gulf South. It's the closest green you'll get compared to England.
Mind the heat, humidity and skeeters, though...
What do you think about Houston? We're visiting there in a couple weeks to scout out neighborhoods. The residents must be furious at people like me, driving up home values and property taxes. The taxes are 3+% there and the home values have doubled in the past couple years, from what I understand.
Like everything else, Houston has good points and bad points. Any big city is way too urban to me. As Texas cities go, I've always liked Dallas, Austin and San Antonio a bit more than Houston. OTOH, Houston is a very diverse city with lots of different cultures, bleeding edge healthcare, and lots of entertainment possibilities.
Texas has no income tax, but watch out for property taxes. Another huge thing to consider is flooding. Houston gets tropical storms and hurricanes. If it's flooded before, it will flood again.
Ain't no fun cleaning out a home that's had even a foot of water in it.
Property taxes will be a permanent burden if I move. Here in CA my assessed and taxable home value can't rise more than 1% per year from where I bought it, which was near the bottom of the real estate crash. And the % is low on top of that. My property taxes, should I move to a home in TX of the same market value, would increase 5-fold.
I have to imagine long-time homeowners in these popular areas of TX are being priced out of their homes. They don't have California's proposition 13 which caps the assessed value increases.
Right now I have nothing and only power the downstroke but I’ve been wondering if I should change.
I only use platforms except for doing 'cross.
Klaus is wrong, though. It's not so much about down/upstroke as it is keeping your legs in place to engage more of your muscles. And they do work. It's why everyone even semi-serious about racing on a bicycle, from enduro to 'cross to MTB to road, uses them.
All you need to test this is a power meter. Which I did, a few years ago. There was a significant change.
So according to you, it's perfectly fine if the bank allows its employees to offend csome of its customers, but it's not ok for those customers to do their business elsewhere...... they should just suck it up and take it....
No, they can leave if they want. That's fine, it's really up to them.
But I don't think they will. It's a lot easier to complain on the internet than it is to change banks.
@George-K the fancy animal is similar to when Aladdin makes his way to Agrabah when he becomes Prince Ali. The groom traditionally travels to the bride's home to marry her, and wants to "make an entrance"
People rarely travel to the bride's house by animal anymore (outside of India the wedding venue is rarely the bride's house anyways) - but the tradition remains.
Curiously - where I grew up the tradition more became a fancy car (Limo, Bentley, etc.), decorated with flowers or whatnot.
@Jolly - no significance typically to the color. It can definitely be part of dressing well (neat folds, coordinated colors with the rest of the outfit, etc.). If it was always dark blue or orange - that just may mean he was a really devout Sikh (those are the Sikh flag colors).