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Moving is a bitch!
« on: October 20, 2020, 04:30:10 PM »
My dad is starting to slow down so we are buying a house with a nice in-law and itís been nothing but a clusterfuck the whole way.
NYC mayor and governor have the city so screwed up that everyone is leaving the city and moving to the suburbs.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 04:34:08 PM »
Sounds like CA, our gov has to beg people to stay and threaten to tax them if they leave. How far are you moving from your current location?
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2020, 04:40:07 PM »
Same town,less the 5 minutes from where I live.
Houses sometimes sell in hours not days.
Great when selling CalvinH dads house but a nightmare trying to buy.
We lost 2 offers to bids at asking price or higher!

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 06:51:50 PM »
Same town,less the 5 minutes from where I live.
Houses sometimes sell in hours not days.
Great when selling CalvinH dads house but a nightmare trying to buy.
We lost 2 offers to bids at asking price or higher!
Not too bad then, pack/unpack. Houses going that fast is impressive, I figure more people would want to leave the state.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2020, 06:29:50 AM »
No Iím an hour outside Manhattan so everyone is moving this way out of the city.
New stove,microwave, and dishwasher sitting in the middle of the kitchen because the wiring was wrong so they wouldnít install.
Dryer never showed up and no one can tell us where it is.
Cable had the wrong day so no tv for four days.
The movers for my dad showed up last Monday morning instead of Sunday so it was a rush job.
Literally closing the door behind me when the new owners pulled in with their movers.
Owners of the house we bought were missing some paperwork so we has to close two days later so we had to pay the movers per day to hold my dads stuff.

...and first night here I wake up at 2:30 am to find my dad going into the garage looking for the bathroom and last night I wake up in my room with my dad asking me where the bathroom was.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2020, 01:13:53 PM »
No Iím an hour outside Manhattan so everyone is moving this way out of the city.
New stove,microwave, and dishwasher sitting in the middle of the kitchen because the wiring was wrong so they wouldnít install.
Dryer never showed up and no one can tell us where it is.
Cable had the wrong day so no tv for four days.
The movers for my dad showed up last Monday morning instead of Sunday so it was a rush job.
Literally closing the door behind me when the new owners pulled in with their movers.
Owners of the house we bought were missing some paperwork so we has to close two days later so we had to pay the movers per day to hold my dads stuff.

...and first night here I wake up at 2:30 am to find my dad going into the garage looking for the bathroom and last night I wake up in my room with my dad asking me where the bathroom was.
Geez, what a mess. Hopefully it all gets settled in the next few weeks.
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2020, 01:11:51 PM »
After weeks of finally getting the house set Sunday night a huge storm comes through and knocks a huge pine tree down across my front yard and takes down my power and cable lines >:(

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2020, 03:42:18 PM »
Welcome to the neighborhood! :D
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2020, 05:04:01 PM »
Yikes!

You're due for good luck now.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2020, 08:46:12 AM »
Welcome to the neighborhood! :D

I could use your pointy head to split the wood :D


...and it's pine,cant use in the fireplace. I have to wait for it to dry then it goes in the firepit.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2020, 05:39:04 PM »
I could use your pointy head to split the wood :D


...and it's pine,cant use in the fireplace. I have to wait for it to dry then it goes in the firepit.
At the rate these gym shutdowns are going, you can cut it up and use it for lifting. :D
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2020, 01:26:12 PM »
Need to get my generator connected. I have septic and well. If lose power I lose water :-\

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2021, 08:58:34 AM »
For living in the suburbs we get a lot if wildlife.
I've seen deer,turkeys,fox, and even a coyote.

...can't let  dogs out on their own.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2021, 05:33:12 PM »
For living in the suburbs we get a lot if wildlife.
I've seen deer,turkeys,fox, and even a coyote.

...can't let  dogs out on their own.
Toss up some critter pics.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2021, 09:22:32 PM »
For living in the suburbs we get a lot if wildlife.
I've seen deer,turkeys,fox, and even a coyote.

...can't let  dogs out on their own.

Im gonna call bulshit on the turkey sighting !

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2021, 12:00:06 PM »
Im gonna call bulshit on the turkey sighting !
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2021, 03:52:31 AM »
After weeks of finally getting the house set Sunday night a huge storm comes through and knocks a huge pine tree down across my front yard and takes down my power and cable lines >:(

Damn... what did you do to deserve all this?  Are you all settled in your house now?  In a nice routine?  Is dad happy?  I moved (four hours away) two years ago (U-Haul) and it was all pretty seamless.  Iíve been renovating and upgrading ever since.  It never seems to end.  But with an acre of land and a fenced yard my dog is very happy.  I even have a hammock now... very comfy.

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« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2021, 07:43:44 PM »
Damn... what did you do to deserve all this?  Are you all settled in your house now?  In a nice routine?  Is dad happy?  I moved (four hours away) two years ago (U-Haul) and it was all pretty seamless.  Iíve been renovating and upgrading ever since.  It never seems to end.  But with an acre of land and a fenced yard my dog is very happy.  I even have a hammock now... very comfy.
Weren't you in that 3rd world dump called San Francisco?
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2021, 09:33:16 AM »
Damn... what did you do to deserve all this?  Are you all settled in your house now?  In a nice routine?  Is dad happy?  I moved (four hours away) two years ago (U-Haul) and it was all pretty seamless.  Iíve been renovating and upgrading ever since.  It never seems to end.  But with an acre of land and a fenced yard my dog is very happy.  I even have a hammock now... very comfy.


Dads struggling and it sucks.
We haven't fenced in the yard and probably won't for now. My father likes to sit on his chair and look out his patio door and see the deer and such.

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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2021, 08:26:08 AM »

Dads struggling and it sucks.
We haven't fenced in the yard and probably won't for now. My father likes to sit on his chair and look out his patio door and see the deer and such.

My neighbor next door lives on two acres.  He built a two car garage apartment for his father in law in his back yard... but the gentleman died before he could move into it.  :'(

I am surprised he didnít turn it into a rental unit; he just uses it for storage.

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« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2021, 04:36:23 PM »
3 deer in the snow in the backyard this morning and my dad was happy all day.

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« Reply #21 on: February 02, 2021, 05:22:56 PM »
3 deer in the snow in the backyard this morning and my dad was happy all day.
An appreciation of the small details in life. 8)
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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2021, 02:44:46 AM »
There are fences that you can see thru that will keep your critters in and most of the wild ones out.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2021, 05:28:38 AM »
No fences for now, the deer sometimes come right up to the bird feeder in the middle of the yard and up to the back porch.
The closer the deer the happier pops is.

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Re: Moving is a bitch!
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2021, 09:46:48 PM »
Nice one Clavin, good of you to move and help your old man.

I walked away from my job and had 6 months with my old man before he passed. One of the best decisions I ever made. In amongst all the crap were a lot of great moments.
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