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Members interested in starting a community in Hawaii:

1. Dan
2. @Yehuda - the guy who's never been there and also would have to go every Thursday-Sunday to LAX.
3. Mgoldhammer18-Would live by the Grand Hyatt, Kauai

If anyone wants to track MendyP's awesome adventure, you can do so here

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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #315 on: February 22, 2015, 11:58:46 PM »
Wow - How did I not see that thread. Apologies...

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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #316 on: February 23, 2015, 12:04:02 AM »
Which island?
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #317 on: February 23, 2015, 12:10:34 AM »
Which island?
Couldn't even bother to read through the OP?
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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #318 on: February 23, 2015, 12:11:47 AM »
Couldn't even bother to read through the OP?
I actually did read the whole thing but obviously not well enough
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #319 on: February 23, 2015, 01:00:21 PM »
3 years ago my wife and I went to Hawaii (Big Island and Oahu) on our honeymoon and fell in love with it. In 4 years of marriage we have been fortunate to have visited France, Italy, Hawaii, Israel, Brazil, and New Zealand. Hawaii (and Israel - which is different) was the only one where my wife said "How do we move here?"... (Disclaimer: New Zealand is INCREDIBLE, but moving to the South Island of NZ did not seem realistic) Since then we always discussed that we would retire in Hawaii one day in the future (run a Kosher B&B in Kona?). In any case, around 1-1/2 years ago, an opportunity came up at work for me to transfer to the Honolulu office for 1 year (or longer). The timing wasn't right for many reasons and we told ourselves that we'd be back to Hawaii for vacation anyways. Over the last 1-1/2 years, I definitely kicked myself more than once for not taking up my employer on the offer.

Lo and behold, a few weeks ago, the opportunity came up once again, and we were not saying no twice! While the logistics are still being worked out, it appears we will be headed out there, with our 8 month old daughter, at some point next month. It still seems so far fetched...I don't know at what point it will feel real - probably not until we land there.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around so much...
Wow, that's awesome!
Keep us posted on how it's going.
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #320 on: February 23, 2015, 01:02:08 PM »
Awesome! You are living our dream!

Now we have where to store the next toaster :P

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #321 on: February 23, 2015, 01:02:52 PM »
Awesome! You are living our dream!

Now we have where to store the next toaster
Maybe even open a toaster gemach

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Re: Moving to Hawaii!
« Reply #322 on: February 23, 2015, 01:03:52 PM »
3 years ago my wife and I went to Hawaii (Big Island and Oahu) on our honeymoon and fell in love with it. In 4 years of marriage we have been fortunate to have visited France, Italy, Hawaii, Israel, Brazil, and New Zealand. Hawaii (and Israel - which is different) was the only one where my wife said "How do we move here?"... (Disclaimer: New Zealand is INCREDIBLE, but moving to the South Island of NZ did not seem realistic) Since then we always discussed that we would retire in Hawaii one day in the future (run a Kosher B&B in Kona?). In any case, around 1-1/2 years ago, an opportunity came up at work for me to transfer to the Honolulu office for 1 year (or longer). The timing wasn't right for many reasons and we told ourselves that we'd be back to Hawaii for vacation anyways. Over the last 1-1/2 years, I definitely kicked myself more than once for not taking up my employer on the offer.

Lo and behold, a few weeks ago, the opportunity came up once again, and we were not saying no twice! While the logistics are still being worked out, it appears we will be headed out there, with our 8 month old daughter, at some point next month. It still seems so far fetched...I don't know at what point it will feel real - probably not until we land there.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around so much...

Awesome and congrats!

Wow, that's awesome!
Keep us posted on how it's going.

Time to move as well? :)
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #323 on: February 23, 2015, 01:06:55 PM »
Now we have where to store the next toaster :P
Lol, he's not on LIH or OGG ;)

Time to move as well? :)
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #324 on: February 23, 2015, 01:08:00 PM »
A coworker of mine was placed on a long-term project in hawaii. He commuted every week and complained that he had to sit on a J flight for 22 hours each week. I don't pity him that much.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #325 on: February 23, 2015, 01:13:41 PM »
A coworker of mine was placed on a long-term project in hawaii. He commuted every week and complained that he had to sit on a J flight for 22 hours each week. I don't pity him that much.

The placement in HI or the 22 hours in J? :P
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #326 on: February 23, 2015, 01:14:07 PM »
The placement in HI or the 22 hours in J? :P

Both. The only thing annoying is that his chargeable goals are not reduced because of his time in the air. So he basically has to work on the plane.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #327 on: February 23, 2015, 01:27:42 PM »
Both. The only thing annoying is that his chargeable goals are not reduced because of his time in the air. So he basically has to work on the plane.

If they are paying him for his travel time, they might at well make it worth their while (at his expense)...

It's also possible he neglected to (sufficiently) negotiate this issue...
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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #328 on: February 23, 2015, 01:32:38 PM »
so there will now be 2 frum families in Honolulu  :)
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Making A Community In Hawaii
« Reply #329 on: February 23, 2015, 01:33:38 PM »
If they are paying him for his travel time, they might at well make it worth their while (at his expense)...

It's also possible he neglected to (sufficiently) negotiate this issue...

Agree with second point. I work for a consulting firm and we all have annual billable hour targets. Unless a special accommodation is made, those goals would not be reduced by the travel demands of an engagement.