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virtualcomposer
10-23-2008, 11:29 PM
My wife and I were talking tonight about her servere reaction to mold and she is constantly coughing. She's never had this problem in other states but has had a severe reaction here in Spring Hill, TN. I think we've narrowed it down to mold and pollen. Memphis and Knoxville are the worst in the nation for severe allergies and we are right in the middle of both of those cities. We were thinking about, in the next year or moving to the Rocky Mountains where mold is literally non-existent. Does anyone have any good states in mind that are much less pollen and mold polluted? Any personal experiences with certain states? I would also be looking for animation and music work in these areas to. We also want to live far from cities but close enough that we can drive to work. Any opinions or ideas? I know she can't live like this the rest of her life so action is required in the next year or so or if I land a job like video editing or an animator at a company. Anyone know of any jobs over in Colorado or Montana?

virtualcomposer
10-23-2008, 11:55 PM
Anywhere in the North Western states would be cool along with the states I've already listed.

wp_capozzi
10-24-2008, 12:17 AM
I can't recommend the western NYstate area as a good job location, however it is low on mold, and beautiful in Autumn, traded for cold weather and snow, and stubborness against creativity. The pollen is seasonal. Closer to NYC might be better. I lived in Atlanta, GA for a few years and had a terrible health problem attributed to mold and fungus. After moving home to the Buffalo, NY area, I haven't experienced the same problem at all, 9 years+. Maybe something to take into account. However, jobs and connections have been much less fruitful since moving away from a thriving city like Atlanta. Northern midwest and western states, as you targeted, might be a better choice. Some place that has a distinct change of seasons and climate (to kill off mold) might be worth looking into. The trade off is job-connectivity. Just a point of view offered from experience.

-Bill C.

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 12:21 AM
Yeah, my wife and I are mostly interested in the north western US. We've lived in the eastern part and don't like it at all and definately not city folks. I'm just in research mode right now but are really serious since her health is now become a concern. The coughing constantly will end up wearing her immune system and cause more health concerns so this is something we need to take action on in the next year or less. Yeah, I heard Georgia is really bad with pollen and mold. It's on one of the top mold list.

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 12:25 AM
I've also done a little reserach in the Rocky Mountains and property is cheap there. Even to rent. There was a 2br cabin with no neighborhood and 20 minutes into town that overlooked the beutiful Rocky Mountains for $850 a month. Again I'd have to do more research and more detailed looking but I've heard allot of good things about Colorado and Wyoming.

wp_capozzi
10-24-2008, 12:38 AM
I've also done a little reserach in the Rocky Mountains and property is cheap there. Even to rent. There was a 2br cabin with no neighborhood and 20 minutes into town that overlooked the beutiful Rocky Mountains for $850 a month. Again I'd have to do more research and more detailed looking but I've heard allot of good things about Colorado and Wyoming.

That sounds like Heaven. Maybe it is time for me to start looking there too. As long as there is a place to grow vegetables and a good internet connection.

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 02:44 AM
It really does. I've never cared for big houses. Like you, as long as there's an internet connection, Newtek forum (LOL), and my wife is breathing better without the bronchitis thing, I'd be a happy man. She's not sick, her temperature is 98.6 all the time, I've never caught anything from her, it's just something in the air that continues to nag at her bronchioles and lungs that never let her get better. As a husband I have to look for what's best for my wife. The nice thing about Colorado to is that it would be a very long trip but fortunately my stepmother lives half way there so we could visit her as well and make it a vacation. Then we could stay in Colorado for a few days to see how she reacts to the climate there. After that, I'll be looking for a media job and we'll wait and see. It's a scary thing and I never thought we'd think about moving again after we moved to Tennessee but health comes first!! What ever it takes is my motto. Anybody know of any other states in that area that are mold free or you may live there and never have a problem with allergies and mold? Please let me know. Depending on her situation, we may have to move sooner then a year.

DiedonD
10-24-2008, 04:11 AM
Mold is sezonal here, and some are severly effected by it. One of them is my cousin who had a chat with the internist doctor.

So the allergies work like this. The allergent upon entering human body it makes certain cells explode inside. The insides of the cell have hystamine or something with an H. That irritates the throat area, and the body fights back by trying to kick it out with tears, mukus and caughs.

There are three ways to stop it. Your dealing with the best one, which is getting away from the allergent/mold.

Then there are pills. Pills that make cells stronger and more imune to explode their H material inside the body.

And the pill of neutrilising the celly H material in the body, thus stop the irritation in that way.

And appart from that I saw in the internets that if you believe in yourself, you can stop it psychologically aswell. It wasnt proven, as its usually the case in psychological issues, but one severly allergenic person, after seeing another allergenic person react to his allergent which was a rose, started walking around freely right in the middle of a high rose plant garden.

The thing what he saw is that, the other rose allergenic person, reacted allergenically to a plastic rose!! That made him thinking, and he build these psychologic layers of fighting back with the allergen. I think hes toughening his cells psychologically in some way. Thus with them not exploding their gut H material inside the body, no allergenic symptoms are required to be activated.

And now hes free from all that!

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 08:56 AM
Well, I like the practical advice of what you said about the best thing to do is just leave the area because it's not going to change around here. We are down wind of two of the most allergy and mold cities in the US.

IMI
10-24-2008, 12:58 PM
In Florida, we traded in our mold for mosquitoes and cockroaches. I think I preferred the mold. ;)

hrgiger
10-24-2008, 04:48 PM
I would think you would want to go somewhere dry. Death valley might be a good choice.

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 04:53 PM
I would think you would want to go somewhere dry. Death valley might be a good choice.

LOL, where's the animation jobs there???:eek:

hrgiger
10-24-2008, 04:59 PM
You want no mold and a job. You just want the world, don't ya?

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 06:56 PM
The only mold I want is went I'm making it in LW! She's not allergic to that.:D:D

Hopper
10-24-2008, 07:14 PM
Down here in Texas it's mold, pollen, and cedar. I grew up in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and NEVER had an allergy in my life. I got a job in Louisiana and the very day I got there I started sneezing uncontrollably and my eyes started watering. I had no idea what it was. I never recovered. 4 years later, we moved to Austin and I still have issues. The mold and cedar are a killer here. I have to take Zyrtek or I'm useless. And I hate that stuff because it turns me into a zombie, but it's the only thing that works. I feel for your wife - it's a miserable thing to have to deal with constantly.

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 07:28 PM
Sorry you're going through the same thing. Yeah, we're thinking about Colorado or one of those pretty mountainess states. Work is bad here in the Nashville area as well and we want to move to where we can find much better jobs paying what we need to live off of. We both have Master's degrees and I'm jobless except for a few piano/guitar lessons and she's working at a daycare. We've been here for about 2 years and absolutely nothing. We're putting two and two together and are going to start looking elsewhere for good work in the media industry whether that be video/audio editing, composing music or animation. Sigggghhhh

jin choung
10-24-2008, 08:03 PM
well pretty much anywhere dry and hot will kill all possibility of mold formation.

as mentioned colorado, arizona, nevada, new mexico, texas... california's not bad. (basically anywhere where the landscape looks like you can shoot a mad max post apocalyptic movie or thelma and louise 2 or fire pottery without a kiln... just by leaving it in your trunk) also places that are fairly new (as in the domicile).

if it's a run of the mill allergy, trying a loratadine table (generic of claritin) is super cheap and i've been living on the stuff for the last year... i used to get hay fever but now it's like year round and i was dying before i found recommendations on the internets....

pollen seems omnipresent unfortunately...

best job places for 3d seem to be texas and of course california.

jin

virtualcomposer
10-24-2008, 08:11 PM
Hey thanks Jin. Yeah, this is a big decision for us and having help here and ideas is really encouraging. Maybe I could work for Newtek. I'd be the new Chilton. LOL Then I'd get all the hats and shirts I wanted. LOL

robk
10-24-2008, 08:50 PM
Why not my favourite vacation spot Las Vegas. Real estate is dirt cheap and there must be a pile of jobs for doing animations for casinos and such. There are more flat screen tv's displaying graphics that you can shake a stick at.
We looked at properties in Mesquite which is on the Nevada Arizona border.
One unit we looked at that needed a little tlc (the back deck was 10 feet from the Arizona border) was only $95,000 for a 2 story townhouse of about 1200 sq ft. The view was killer looking over the Arizona desert (which will not be built on) and having the mountains as a backdrop. Mesquite is about an hour from vegas right on the interstate.
I have been getting listings from a vegas agent for the last 3 months and there are lots of deals for under $150,000.
St George Utah is nice and 30 miles east of Mesquite on the same Interstate.
We drove through Provo Utah on our trip about a month ago and really liked it also. (quite close to Salt lake)

If I were you I would take a trip out west and see what you like.
Good luck with your venture. Hope your wife gets better.

Just as an aside. My wife and I have been to Las Vegas about 25 times and only on one trip was I affected by allergies. ( the pharmacist said some desert plants that only bloom once every 10 years had bloomed that spring)