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    Heading out on your own

    Does anyone have any wise advice, lessons learned from experience or helpful suggestions to a quad planning to live on their own for the first time?

    Phil C6
    "If you can't explain it to me in less than 10 seconds, it's probably not worth knowing anyway..." - Calvin

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    Senior Member Broknwing's Avatar
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    you finally moving here to the states huh? FL has beautiful beaches ya know
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    Have a friend you can call thats capable of carryying you when you fall on the floor.

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    I don't have any suggestions but I'm going to be in the same shape hopefully very shortly. Within the next six months (that is the plan) I am planning on being out on my own with only morning and evening help. Life alert and a cell phone will be my friend.

    Along with good neighbors.

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    Good neighbors, life alerts, cell phones. Good Ideas (TM).

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    Nothing other than good luck!!!!!
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    Belief...........I do far more than I ever thought capable
    C5/6 incomplete

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    At C6, do you have tri's?, you should be able to do it. I'm C5/6, no tri's, and I manage. Haven't got the cooking yet, only 3 yrs post, so I use 3 visits/day.

    But like everyone said, phone, neighbours, and it's a good idea to get freindly with a nearby fire dept. They're usually strong enough to pick you up, and not overly buisy.

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    Cellphones are your friend. Will you have family/friends/pca's checking in occasionally?

    Mainly, I suggest you chain your wallet to your body when you go to the strip clubs.

    Get the peephole on your front door lowered too. I recall you're not living in Safety Central there...

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