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Old 04.10.2011, 23:37
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Three THOUSAND!

Good grief, I spend way too much time typing away here.

It's interesting to me to look back over the past couple of years, where I was when I first signed up to the EF compared to now.

Then, I only knew my husband and his family, had just been through a very (very, very!) rough few months and had started seeking out other English-speaking folks to socialize with on advice of my doctors.

I'd felt a bit stung (as I did about almost everything those days) that my intro post hadn't been met with a round of applause and welcomes and "Hooray, an American, from DAYTONA BEACH (omg!)" bs... and all the "HTFU" I saw everywhere made me see red. Having my thread requesting info on getting a turkey moved / merged / deleted didn't help.

Then, I had a sillybug strike and made a post about poltergeists affecting my bedroom shades and everything started looking up. I got a little (green) rep from that post, and things looked even better. Hey, what can I say, I'm a gal who likes to think she's making others smile.

Thanks to the forum. I've socialized a bit, I've gotten to know the tram and bus lines a bit, have learned (and used the knowledge) about how to get across into Weil am Rhine for shopping - I actually went on my own! Something that in the first year+ I'd been here, I'd begun to worry would never happen.

The best thing about it was... I made some actual good friends through events and such that came about via this forum.


So, while I'd not planned to make such a post about "milestone" postcount silliness, I thought it may be good to reflect back a bit amidst all the other hooplah going on lately about changes to the forum. Some things may change in some business sort of way regarding the forum maybe... but other things, things like social events, giving and receiving advice, swapping recipes and silly stories, and above all, making friends... I think that will stay the same.
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Old 04.10.2011, 23:39
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

you were awesome enough to post it in the right section.


congrats
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Old 04.10.2011, 23:40
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

Congratulations Peg! And from a tough start I'm hoping that things will get better and better!
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Old 04.10.2011, 23:45
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

congratulations!
I've still a long way to go to 3000, so thanks for sharing your good feelings about EF (notwithstanding commercial preoccupations).
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Old 05.10.2011, 19:29
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

I love reading posts like this. As excited as I am about the move.. I am also frightened about not meeting people and rebuilding the kind of friendships i have here in SA.

congrats on your 3000th post and keep inspiring us auslanders as we grow the balls needed to move to a country with no brown sugar and a sub standard lifestyle if we earn less than 120k
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Old 05.10.2011, 19:49
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

Many congrats Peg-A, girl that's quite an achievement.

Thanks for sharing your EF journey so far. It seems you've come a very long way since when you first came to Switzerland / joined the forum.

Agree with you completely about it being a great place for socializing, meeting new people and making friends, information and advice giving / gathering and so on.

Hope to see you again soon and am looking forward to 4000!
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Old 05.10.2011, 19:53
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Re: Three THOUSAND!

congratulations on your 3000th post! Very cool stuff!

I'm glad that things have gotten better for you
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