Risks and Benefits of Your Current Locationgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
This post is intended primarily for people that are relatively new to Y2K and are asking themselves "Should I stay put or should I move?"
The link below will take you to "Risks and Benefits of Your Current Location". It goes into the factors involved in this kind of decision for people in urban, suburban, and rural areas. The severity of Y2K is also considered as one of the variables. In addition, there are sections about the pros and cons of moving, what to look for in a new location, and some ideas on making your current location safer if moving is not an option.
You may not agree with some of it, but I feel that it can serve as a guide to help you answer some related questions you may have, and possibly inspire other questions that you may not have thought of. In other words, if you are asking yourself should I stay put or not, this may be of some use to you. It prints out at about 6 pages.
Hope this helps, Rob.
-- Rob Michaels (email@example.com), March 09, 1999
Rob; This is a very thoughtful post for newcomers. The Cairns sites do have a great variety of insights for ones consideration. Please keep well and keep posting.
-- Watchful (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 09, 1999.
Another site that has whole sections devoted to Y2K survival and relocation, including what to do if you can't move and urban survival is the following. If you haven't been to this site check it out. For the relocation/survival info just look on the sidebar under the "Y2K Survival" section.
-- Rob Michaels (email@example.com), March 10, 1999.
Rob- Thanks for the reference to "Risks and Benefits of Your Current Location." Read it, prints out to about 8 pages. I posted a thread today : "Hallyx says..." It's about my bout with depression- in that I thought I had our family's plan in order for relocation, but the plans went wrong. I'm getting anxious, and it is hard to make good, clear decisions when you feel under the panic gun. Sort of reminds me of my undergraduate days during exam time (30 years ago!). Only now the stake is "life and death." It's even more critical when you have two young children in the family. Relocation will definitely disrupt their present life, but NOT relocating may cost them their life.
I presently live in Arizona, and been looking around this area. Now may need to consider regional search.
PJ- looking for the simple life.
-- PJ (Just@here.com), March 11, 1999.