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What are the conditions for u to live alone?
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Well... infidelity, death or an alien abduction.

I'm married, so those would be the big three.

In all seriousness, I'd need a much better job than I have now to live alone in anything other than a very tiny crudtastic apartment on the wrong side of town. Which I have done for years, since that's where my office is. Now that I have a nice house that came with a man and a couple of pets attached to it, my standards have gone up a bit:

Quiet neighbors. This is something you really don't appreciate until you have to work the night shift and /or live next to a pack of motorcycle enthusiasts with souped up Harley Davidsons. Trust me on this one.

Xeriscaping. Do you have any idea just how much water costs? Seems a waste to water something I don't have time to mow.

No lawn. See the bit about the mowing. I lived gleefully for five years in a townhome where the only thing I watered were the herb containers on my balcony. Bliss... it is maintenace free.

High speed cable, two bedrooms, a place for me to paint, draw, read and do my paying and non-paying artwork in peace and somewhere for the pets. Add to that a clean working bathroom and I'm good. I've lived in some pretty tight quarters in my time, with roommates and without roomies. I prefer living alone, but marriage kinda puts the kibosh on that. But I'm pretty flexible on most things regarding living space. You just have to be able to afford to do it, especially close to the mountains. The higher in elevation, the pricier the real estate (rent and otherwise).
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Agree. The most important thing is to overcome the fear towards ghosts


It's true. Though it is not ghost that worries me. It is the womens' scorn souls who raise to take a physical form that walk backward with their face facing frontward toward you. An asian's legend, mainly Hmong, I think.

I know this have nothing to do with the topic but I just have to put it in.
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You don't need anybody to be there with you.
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zendude wrote:


Abyssinian1 wrote:

Xeriscaping. Do you have any idea just how much water costs? Seems a waste to water something I don't have time to mow.

No lawn. See the bit about the mowing. I lived gleefully for five years in a townhome where the only thing I watered were the herb containers on my balcony. Bliss... it is maintenace free.


I will totally have to agree with you on lawn care. I hate doing my lawn, since it takes to much time and in the end it does not even look nice (Filipinos can't maintain lawns for some reason). I hate the fact that I have to trim it, mow it, sweep the green waste, and hose one side of my lawn since my sprinkler system is so retarded. I can not wait until I can move out.



The problem where I am is that we have very little water to begin with. I live along Colorado's Front Range, in a city just east of Denver and once Denver gets done with the water, there isn't much left. We're usually on water usage restrictions by April and I'm only allowed to water the lawn about twice a week, for half an hour. And that's the front and the back and only at night, to avoid wasting water by evaporation. If we don't Xeriscape in the next couple of years, I'm all for painting the dying brown grass a neon shade of green... or installing Astroturf.

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Living alone would first of all a computer and some lotion if you're a guy. Computer access porn and the lotion to aid masturbation
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zendude wrote:


Abyssinian1 wrote:


zendude wrote:


Abyssinian1 wrote:

Xeriscaping. Do you have any idea just how much water costs? Seems a waste to water something I don't have time to mow.

No lawn. See the bit about the mowing. I lived gleefully for five years in a townhome where the only thing I watered were the herb containers on my balcony. Bliss... it is maintenace free.


I will totally have to agree with you on lawn care. I hate doing my lawn, since it takes to much time and in the end it does not even look nice (Filipinos can't maintain lawns for some reason). I hate the fact that I have to trim it, mow it, sweep the green waste, and hose one side of my lawn since my sprinkler system is so retarded. I can not wait until I can move out.



The problem where I am is that we have very little water to begin with. I live along Colorado's Front Range, in a city just east of Denver and once Denver gets done with the water, there isn't much left. We're usually on water usage restrictions by April and I'm only allowed to water the lawn about twice a week, for half an hour. And that's the front and the back and only at night, to avoid wasting water by evaporation. If we don't Xeriscape in the next couple of years, I'm all for painting the dying brown grass a neon shade of green... or installing Astroturf.



I will just let my grass go, just mowing it when it goes too long. Crap, I don't think it is that important anyways, but then again I hate my neighborhood association, nagging to cut my grass and keeping it green. Well, I can relate with the water problem as I live in Southern California where it is over 95 Fahrenheit everyday since summer began.



I would think that after last year, being out of the path of a wildfire would be high up on the top of the list. I have friends east of L.A. (I used to be their webmaster) that lost their house. They managed to get out with their car, their kids, their pets, some of their clothes, their wallets and some valuables and their lives. Some of their neighbors weren't so lucky.

So, yes, having a place out of the way of potential natural disasters would be a plus. Of course, I'm not sure a place like that exists.

Out here we get tornados, forest fires, flash flooding drought and the Black Death (ask me about the plague infested prairie dogs). From May through October. One touched down a block from my then townhome and tore through a construction site, sending shards of 2x4's like shrapnel through the air. Luckily no one was serious injured. One of the workers at the site broke an arm. It could have been much worse.
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to live alone...... 1st thing 1st you must be alone..........
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My parents and I talked about this already.

I have to have a good-paying job.
Send some money over sometimes.
Keep in touch.
Don't let anyone live in with you unless they're paying their share.

That's it, really. I plan on getting a condo in Eastwood (yeah, Philippines. I'm high-class liek that, LOL) when I'm 18 or 19. Probably roommating with a friend, too. Can't wait to live a life on my own. But then again, I don't want my parents to feel like I'm abandoning them. D:
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here's how it all starts earnestly without the need to beg for "daddy"
1. Try to get the best grades in highschool
2. If have time, get a part-time job nearby so you can walk and not use the car (School's priority)
3. Save on car insurance and gas money/Take the bus
4. Save on allowance if applied
5. When you want to buy something, get it on sale, it adds up to a lot, and those things could be in your future home
6. Get a scholarship, if able to, a full ride
7. Live in dorm or at home or renting with roomate
8. Finish university
9. Get internship and work your way up, if able to, get small apartment
10. Save enough and own a house that's clean and in the suburbs =D

ten steps..that could be hard, we just have to try our best
...of course, there is a "small" credit card debt that we might have to deal with

Edit: requirements for roomate: not a snob, doesn't bring a new guy every night or party 24/7
requirement for apartment: sanitary, not something you would be embarassed about, no loud noises..
requirement for house: homely, family size, appliances and pipes work, not 500 years old, inexpensive yet nice
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hahaaha my bro needs really help if he wants to live alone, to be honest, really honest, he's an idiot (special case)
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-A laptop with internet access
-A working toilet and sink
-A matress
-A roof
-Food/internet/water/electric bill money
-An air conditioning unit of some kind. I can't sleep when it's hot.
-A reliable mode of transportation
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have enough money for half a year of payments and for car insurance :> right now my parents pay my insurance, and they want me to start paying for my own insurance when i move out. oh i also need a room mate. :}
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A clean corner in an abandoned building. Yes I'm extremly low maintenance.
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Posted 7/13/08
freakin tough n lonely

ps.if yr on yr own
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1. only move out after i've graduated from college (i want to focus on my studies and not on work)
2. then find a decent job that will pay for my bills and everything...
3. it has to be in a nice neighborhood
4. no apartments please, only a house!
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