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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-13-2013, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Anybody on Manitoulin?

Hey guys, wondering if anybody here lives on Manitoulin Island.

we are making a trip up next weekend to look at a place for sale with some land but only a house. will definitely need barn and shop.

thinking about moving up there, work might be a problem in the immediate future, but I'm taking a few resumes along just for the hell of it.

we had looked at a farm on Manitoulin last year but it was too big and too much money for us to service the debt.
Wife is really excited, wants to become self sufficient and live healthier. I'm game but not sure how much of my stuff I could take along. schools are almost exactly the same distances as they are now in SW Ontario.

Any opinions on Manitoulin living or experiences.

I am a licenced 310T and 310 S mechanic since 1992, so I have a good trade and lots of experience in it. I am actually a very good and loyal employee for a good boss, (tried my own shop way back and know what its like)

cheers James

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-15-2013, 02:01 PM
 
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-16-2013, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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What made you move away to Parrysound?

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manitoulin is a big rig company out here. worst drivers never wait their turn.



Really? Its the Internet take it easy.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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why do most leave? education and jobs. I go back as my family is still there
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-22-2013, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well getting a job looks to be fairly easy, for tradesman or health care related staff.

viewed the place, house is ready to fall over! not even going to make an offer. looked like a great place from the outside maybe just some external neglect........................ wrong, 2nd last owner did some resto work about 8 yrs ago , nothing touched since. and it was a waste of time anyway.

kids and wife were all gungho, until we saw the inside. I almost walked back out the door, and that was onlybecause of the cats.

had a nice roundtrip on the Chichimaun at least. pretty cool, big John deere combine was the first thing to come off the boat when landed at south Bay.

still thinking about it, not much acreage for sale there.

this place need $100,000 in work just to bring the house up to safe livable conditon. I just walked through shaking my head

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