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Looking for Friends in/around Lewis County Washington

 
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Hi Everyone! My name is James, I’m 22 years old and I just started moved to rural Lewis County (near Salkum) last winter. I'm new to this particular part of Washington and I'd like to make friends. I have limited transportation right now (I’m still getting my driver’s license) but I can meet people in Chehalis or Centralia or help pay for gas. I live here with two housemates (my partner Jacob and my friend Miranda) and we’d all love to meet people around here. I’m a little shy and probably on the spectrum too, just so you know. You can reply to this or message me on here

 
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Hi James - welcome to the neighborhood! I live in Onalaska, just 5-10 minutes from you. Feel free to pm me if you want to meet up and see our place (and young food forest!)
There is a great local resource, Lewis County Permaculture Society, that you can access via Facebook. We have regular socials and skill shares. Hope to meet you soon!
 
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I moved to Centralia in October 2017. I was a member of the Permies FB group until I quit FB (Cambridge Analytica was the straw). I lost a local virtual community. Sadness.

Anyway, yeah. I'm socially awkward, and I'm not sure I'm going to post this, but I'm going to hit. the. submit. button. now.



 
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Hi, Beth! Glad you hit that send button.

James Landreth and I have become best buds from this thread, so I'm delighted you reached out. My cel is 360 and 880 plus 24 and 24. Ring or text. There are lots of fun things going on around here and you should know about them!
-Laura
 
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Hurrah! Thanks, Laura! Stand by for socially awkward text from the 610 area code.
 
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Apologies for not calling yet. I have no good reason, although it seems like I should provide one given your kind offer, Laura. I plan to reach out. When I will is up in the air. I was raised to feel guilty about almost everything, and I'm trying to get over that. So, I feel guilty about not calling or texting, but I will.

 
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Hey! Still out there?
 
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Yup. Annnnnd, I haven't contacted anyone. I mean to! But...yeah. That's how I do (or don't) roll.
 
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Hello everyone!  We just bought a piece of land outside of Centralia and plan to move in the Summer.  We are building a house/bed and breakfast with natural building methods surrounded by a forest garden.  We are moving to the area with my in-laws to be closer to my wife's siblings and their families.  We currently live in Pennsylvania so we don't know anyone else in the area but are excited to make new friends!  Laura do you mind if I contact you by cell too?
 
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Hi, Austin!

I'm originally from Philly! Is York really the first capitol of the US? ;)

Today I was outside trying to shoo away a bald eagle. Why? I have no idea. If they're going to shop in my yard, there's not much I can do about it. The ducks tilt their heads and head under the trees or next to my house. They're smarter than I thought.

With respect to making in-person friends, I'll get my act together eventually.
 
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