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I Got the Job and We’re Moving to Oahu

Discussion in 'US - Hawaii Timesharing' started by slip, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. silentg

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    That is great news! Throw away your snow shovel! Wishing you and your wife a pleasant move to your new home!
     
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    Dave, isn't E pronounced "eh" like Kamehameha - Kai meh hah meh hah and I "ee", like Ha-wa-ee'ee?

    The apostrophe means sound the vowel after it separately, like a distinct I at the end of Hawai'i, right?
     
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    Thanks for the primer. I even picked up a little. When we were on Maui in May, I noticed a definite 'pause' in the TV newscasts pronunciation of Hawai'i and O'ahu. Jeff will pick it up in no time- even with a Chicago accent underneath. (My wife still has a touch of Wisconsin 'twang' after 40 years here- and still puts a 'z' in Boise).
     
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    Giving up rural Wisconsin Dells for Hawaii, nice trade.
     
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    congratulations That is great news
     
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    Nice move. Now the vacation time is in Wisconsin ?

    Bill
     
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    With 90,000 Hawaiian residents, Las Vegas is often referred to as the 'Ninth Hawaiian Island'. The Silverton Casino features Hawaiian cuisine, and Boyds Hotel is often 90% filled with Hawaiians as 4 Boyd Gaming chartered jets descend on McCarran airport from Honolulu weekly.

    So much for Wisconsin.

    Jim
     
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    Congratulations on the New Job and the new location on our favorite Island. I say our favorite island since we have been to all 6 Hawaiian Islands and Oahu is the one we love the best. We have spent about 3 years of total time vacationing in the last 11 years on Oahu, and in May we purchased a 2 BR Condo so we can spend more time there.
     
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    Thanks. I shouldn't try to type this stuff late at night. :) You're right, of course, the letter I is pronounced as "ee" not "eye." I blame autocorrect. ;) I didn't want to get too deeply involved in the apostrophe splitting vowel sounds. That comes with experience, and is likely why some people say the state name as "Hawa-i'i" with two separate I sounds, and others run it together, and say it as "Hawyee." (I can hear it better than I can type it.)

    As for pronunciation, to my ears, "eh" and "aay" sound the same. :)

    Dave
     
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    Duplicate reply
     
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    That’s excellent! Congrats!!!
     
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    And just so you guys can practice your Hawaiian, don't forget the Hawaiian Royalty: My favorite was Queen Lydia Liliuokalani. :)

    Dave
     
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    Congrats!


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    Congratulations! I am more than a little jealous! Don't we all dream of living in paradise? I've heard people get island fever but I think I would be just fine. :)
     
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    Wow, Thank You everyone for all the well wishes!! You gotta love TUG!

    I had the realtor over tonight and boy I was off on what to list our house at. We have been here 15 years and I have not been following the market so we were surprised. She thinks it should sell well and said the market is strong now so hopefully she’s right.

    She even has people that will help us get rid of our stuff. We have to do a couple things but nothing too bad.

    I’m also getting ready to ship my car. I will probably set that up tomorrow. They will pick it up next week and it will be in Honolulu on 08-08-19. I’ll have to rent a car for a couple weeks here and then only for a few days there.

    Things are moving along but there’s still a lot to do.
     
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    House prices are kind of nutzoid if you haven't been following them. Of course there's a downside to that too- you still have to live someplace.
    Will they containerize the car there, or will it go by open car trailer and be containerized at the port? Can you load personal goods in the car? Nothing highly valued, or critical, but, say a few boxes of clothing or kitchen stuff so you won't have to buy what you already have. Cars are pretty much shipped at a flat rate- not by weight so any extra you can put in it is el-freebo.

    Just curious. Over my years of moving people's household goods, I never was involved with an ocean move.

    Jim
     
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    I haven’t been watching and one good thing is I’m just going to rent for the six years I’m on Oahu.

    Open trailer and containerized at the port. You can’t have anything in the car though. Only car related like car mats, jumper cables, a jack. Plus the tank has to have under a quarter of a tank.
     
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    Congratulations on your condo purchase!
    It’s nice to have a home to go to while your on the island. :thumbup:

    One thing I forgot to mention with everything else going on, our new windows were installed in our condo yesterday and today the new lanai door was going being installed. Can wait to see it.
     
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    As I mentioned we have spent about 3 years in the last 11 in Honolulu. We live without a car and can walk or take the BUS to just about anything we want to do. We don't work to stay busy but we never lack for things to do. At times we have 2 and 3 activities we would like to do on one day or night and have to choose which one we will do and what we won't. If you start to have some island fever for lack of stimulation and things to do send me a private message and I will give you some of our thoughts. However, location is important. Will your wife have a car? I don't know where your home will be but we are located in Waikiki so that there is a lot going on right around us and the BUS runs very frequently to and from downtown Honolulu so we don't need a car to get around.
     
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    A couple of questions for you if I may: Homelessness has been a very serious problem in the past in Honolulu (with tents and people living on City owned land). Is this still a major problem or has the booming economy eliminated that excessive homeless issue? i.e. the homeless now have paying jobs? I do recognize that the cost of living is a huge issue in that area.

    Second; I know that a new, modern rapid transit monorail system has been in the works for well over 15 years or so, and for some time was a Political football; where does that stand at this point? Has a specific route been decided thru the city and how much more has to be done before it is actually up and running? Have they announced an anticipated official or estimated start date yet?






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    I just arranged to have my car to be shipped today. Her car will be shipped to Molokai when we sell our house. That way she will have a car while she is staying at our condo.

    When we find a place to rent on Oahu, we do want to be close to the bus line but she could always drive me to work if need be. She won’t be working after we sell our house.
     
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    Congratulation! So happy everything worked out and you can relax and enjoy your new adventures together.
    Have fun and share all your new experiences with us.
     
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    Congrats, much closer to your retirement condo/home now. Best wishes on the new job.
     
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    Here are a few thoughts:

    I do not know much about the area where you are working, but it is about 3 miles West of the center of the City. We don't drive when we are there so we can't comment on specific problems with the traffic but the area where you are working is right in the middle of the main rush hour traffic route from the West. You mentioned "island fever". I don't know what your wife would like to do while you are working or what you both would like to do when you are off to prevent that, but areas up to 6 or so miles East of your work location and about a mile or so from the water would be where most of the action is and where I would look for a place. We picked Waikiki since we usually stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village our condo choice is right across the street and a block from the water. It is about 5 miles East of your work location.
     
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