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  • #99619

    Geoffrey
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    “You don’t know how to use google maps???”

    The answer is a definitive NO.  Nor if they were able to use Maps, would they be able to understand the distance in miles as no one can read a map anymore.

    #101549

    David Walling
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    I’ve been leery to say anything, but I think I can give a small update.

    We finally have a buyer for our house. The option period ended last night and they agreed to take cash in lieu of us trying to fix anything.

    As long as they get final approval on their loan (they’re already pre-approved), then we should be moving mid-June.

    #101550

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    High five!

    #101997

    David Walling
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    My previous post said mid-June…

    I just realized that we’ll be moving week after next. While numerically, that might be mid-June, it sure does feel a lot sooner all of a sudden.

    Most of my shop/garage is packed up at this point. I still need to go through my scrap bucket and figure out what I really want to take vs throw away. The storage shed and most of the garage was already in big plastic buckets.

    I need to go buy some more ratchet straps and some tarps for holding everything down during the move.

    My neighbor is letting me borrow his 16′ tandem trailer since I wasn’t able to buy one. My BIL and his father both drive 26′ cargo trucks with lift gates for a living. I should have access to one of them for most of the 4 days we have scheduled to move, and I should have access to both of them on at least Saturday. I really don’t think it will take all 4 days to move, but I like to over plan.

    Tomorrow will be spent calling services and getting them either moved or cancelled. Most of our service providers don’t offer service at the new house.

    We still have a lot of stuff inside the house to pack, but my wife is a teacher and she’s out for the summer. She’s one of those types that will put her headphones in and start on a project and just keep going and going and going.

    #101998

    Jeffeb3
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    Throw it away! I actually miss moving a little. When I moved a bunch in college and right after, I liked how cathartic it was to be forced to go through everything and throw stuff away. I am amazed at how much crap collects in the house, but outside of my knowledge…

    How exciting though. This is a fun time. Great time of year to do it too.

    #102100

    David Walling
    Participant

    I’ve been throwing out 1 trashcan of ‘stuff’ each week for the last month. I’m definitely not moving everything.

    #102337

    Bill
    Participant

    “Throw it away”, I’m not sure I really know what that means… 🙂 I was gradually bringing a box or two home from my storage unit each week I was down at the coast. I’d open it, do some sorting and consolidation and typically end up with one or two boxes from every  three I brought home. The week before my last surgery I opened one that had a few electronic gizmos I recognized from the late 80s or early 90s (probably from my move from a rental in Hillsboro, OR to my first purchased home in the same city) and another sealed box. Opening the sealed box revealed a bunch of unopened bills dating from 1983, gently packaged to deal with when I moved from Newberg, OR to Lebanon, OR in that year. I wonder if they ever got paid?

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    #103016

    David Walling
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    T-3 days until we start moving.

    Had the final walk through yesterday. While we were there, the current home owner showed up to finish some clean up so I got to talk to him. He showed me where he has a conduit running between the garage and the shop for running a network cable. He just never pulled one through.

    He also said that he wasn’t planning on taking the riding lawn mower that was there. He said the battery is shot on it so he has to jump it every time he mows, but it will keep me from having to buy a new one right away.

    #103017

    Barry
    Participant

    Handy!

    #103022

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    So if I am keeping score correctly that is a win, win!

    #103055

    Ned van Geffen
    Participant

    wow, that looks cool!

    It’s always fun to see other houses and styles and prices in other countries 🙂

    To me that seems like a steal from where i live and how much houses here are haha. My house was about the same price but only got 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car garage (that houses the laundry too) and about 12% of the land you got haha. Oh, and no pool….

    #103105

    Barry
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    I’m still amazed at the price of houses in Cali.  I’ve seen 1 bedroom apartments go for as much as my 4000sqft house on 3 acres.  There is nothing in Cali that’s worth that kind of hassle.

    #103115

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Preach!

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    #103119

    David Walling
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    So if I am keeping score correctly that is a win, win!

    Yes. I think we’re up to +1 on the oh shit/win category for this move now. We were definitely down to a -4 at one point.

    I keep telling myself… the shop will be worth it, the shop will be worth it…

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