Posted by
Message
Slippy
LSU Fan
Across the rivah
Member since Aug 2005
5779 posts

Wife said last night she is ready to leave south La.

We were sitting on the patio just listening to music and having a cocktail. She just blurts out, “I’m not doing this every year. I will not retire here. I want to leave.” She has lived here all her life.

This after we had spent some time planning for a major remodel (before the storm). Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement. We had pretty bad roof damage from Ida, and I suspect I’ll be getting a new roof out of it, and maybe some new floors in the kitchen.

Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up? She clearly has PTSD from repeated storms, repeated insurance claims, repeated repairs, etc.


TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
36510 posts

quote:

Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up?


I'm fed up, but I don't think my spouse is quite yet.

I cannot wait to leave Louisiana. The second she's ready to go, I will run and not look back.

This entire state is awful.
This post was edited on 9/7 at 11:22 am


SUB
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2001
Member since Jan 2009
18249 posts

Move before she inevitably changes her mind.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1280
Shexter
Prairieville
Member since Feb 2014
10915 posts



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
1560
BeerMoney
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2012
7573 posts

If weren’t for family we’d be gone already.


haramba3
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
852 posts

Visited Florida last weekend and it really opened my eyes.

As soon as I can get out of Baton Rouge, I’m out.


CoachChappy
LSU Fan
Member since May 2013
30792 posts

quote:

Anybody else dealing with a spouse who is fed up?


I'm the fed up souse. My wife wants to stay to be near family. The kid is only 7. I'm stuck.


TigersSEC2010
Warren, Michigan
Member since Jan 2010
36510 posts

quote:

If weren’t for family we’d be gone already.


This is why everyone stays here. You stay for family, especially elderly. Then they die and you become the elderly you stayed in order to be near, and the cycle continues.

There is absolutely no reason to live in Louisiana outside of staying near family, which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state.


wileyjones
Member since May 2014
1303 posts

quote:

If weren’t for family we’d be gone already
this is exactly why I want to leave

Rip the bandaid off before my kids get stuck here too


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
594
RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
217640 posts

Strike now if you want to leave. In a year, she'll change her mind.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
redfish99
LSU Fan
B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
14558 posts

Mine has a different choice, I retire in 15 months I'm headed to the mountains with or wo her.
This post was edited on 9/7 at 8:57 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
792
Havoc
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2015
18530 posts

It’s a complex issue, but when you look at all manner of natural disasters, and also consider other desirability living factors, the number of “safe” places isn’t as large as one may think.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
6610
Cosmo
Houston Astros Fan
glassman's guest house
Member since Oct 2003
112937 posts

quote:

Visited Florida last weekend and it really opened my eyes.


Plenty of hurricanes in Florida though much better place to live otherwise

If I ever moved it would be AZ, UT, MT, WY, ID


X123F45
USA Fan
Member since Apr 2015
24251 posts
 Online 

quote:

which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state


I'm sorry your life sucks and that in your eyes crossing an imaginary line makes it better.


hollybeachsecrets
Member since Mar 2021
104 posts

I wonder if the veil will ever be pulled back on Louisiana's State Government. Can you imagine the decades of corruption that at some point just became the norm. That deal where the new guy walks in and they go look I know it seems wrong but that's just how we do it down here.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
302
wadewilson
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2009
30435 posts

quote:


This after we had spent some time planning for a major remodel (before the storm). Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement.


At least she's telling you now.

My parents are retired, just did a major remodel, and my mom is ready to go.

And I don't blame her one bit.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
260
LSUBoo
Houston Astros Fan
Knoxville, TN
Member since Mar 2006
97309 posts

quote:

Only 5 years left on our mortgage, and I’m looking at 9 years to retirement.


The retirement part sucks... unless you can do your job remotely.

Then, GTFO.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
72
Astrosfan
Houston Astros Fan
Nowheresville
Member since Jul 2021
621 posts

quote:

There is absolutely no reason to live in Louisiana outside of staying near family, which is the only reason everyone with the means to do so doesn't abandon this state.

Well where we are we got one foot in Texas so it lessens the blow of full blown Louisiana bullshite!.... But I hear ya
This post was edited on 9/7 at 11:34 am


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
31
Zissou
USA Fan
Member since Jun 2012
268 posts

Wife and I are both open to leaving, and having the same conversations currently. It seems like a boring exercise, but make a list of pro's and con's.

Why do you want to leave?
Why do you want to stay?
Where the hell are we going to move?

We're considering N Carolina, Savannah, Houston, Fort Worth, Charleston, maybe Tennessee, maybe Colorado. It will be tough to make new friends, but I figure that's what the kids are for, and the addition of nice weather and nature activities is a big plus... Lots of people in Louisiana having the same thoughts. You're in a good spot if you have the means to decide to leave.


DJNOS1978
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2013
529 posts

It's part of it. It sucks. But where do you go? To the West with wildfires? To the East with hurricanes and flooding?
To the mid country where there are tornadoes?
Or to the north where you will fight winter snow every year guaranteed? I'm curious to hear an answer to these questions for myself really.


Jump to page
Page 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12
Jump to page
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 12next pagelast page

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram