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Discussion in 'Synthetic Advantage' started by Black02Silverado, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Black02Silverado

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    Just a heads up. We are moving to Wilmington NC. It is just an hour down the road.

    We were going to move down there eventually like in another 5 years but since we lost our jobs. My wife and I were produce brokers. We took over her father's business in 2012 when he passed away. Well the farms that we were selling for stopped farming since they had 5 bad years in a row and wanted to quit while they were still debt-free. We couldn't blame them. So we have been out of work for a year and with that, there isn't anything holding us to this little town of Faison.

    Our special needs daughter has physical therapy in Wilmington and doctors there so it just made sense to move. We found a nice house. Smaller than what we have now at only 2k square feet. No HOA although we don't have that now. But no city taxes this time since we are outside the city limit of Wilmington. The house there has a well but we do have sewer. Go figure. It is usually the other way around but I'm not complaining.

    We do have water access off our back yard and can take it out to the ocean. It is a 3 mile trip out and into the intercoastal waterway. That is a plus. The downside is I'm losing my 30'x 36' garage and 15'x25' shop. Moving into an attached 20'x22' garage that my truck barely fits into. So needless to say the fun and safety of having a garage that was nice to work in and had plenty of room is gone. :(

    We also lost an exercise room that we had our treadmill and bike trainer in. So now that will be out in our bedroom.

    The new house was completely redone as in painted inside and out with a remodeled kitchen and solid oak hardwood floors throughout. It is the good stuff as in 3/4" thick. I found that out when I installed a pocket door and took out part of the wall. Good to know when and if we ever need to refinish the floor.

    A plus is the neighbors are great. There is an electrician that lives right across the street and has already helped me wire my 12'x20' shed I built to store our crap. LOL

    The only downfall to the move is we are closer to the coast and hurricanes will be a bit stronger if and when they come. But that is the chance we take. The weather is a little better as in milder than even here. Some times a good 10-degree difference which is nice.

    We were worried about selling our current house since this small town is slowly dying. As it turns out, friends of ours that live outside of town want to move closer. They have two small kids and their internet is dial-up. So they are buying the house. With online learning and cable internet, they will not have issues going online now. We are keeping our fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly and they get it. The major benefit is I don't have to do anything to the house. They like it the way it is. I don't even have to repaint the rooms. They like the colors. The only thing I'm going to do is paint all the white trim. Our daughter has marked it all up with her walking canes and I feel it is only right to give all the trim and doors a fresh coat of white paint. The carpet will get a good shampoo as well. It is a major load off me for sure and us not having to put a ton of money into the house. Of course, we are not getting exactly what we want but it basically is a wash so to speak since we don't have to put the money into it.

    We have been moving down slowly over the past couple of weeks and so when we do the final move it will only be for the most part our bedroom, living room, and kitchen stuff. I'll probably make extra trips with all my tools and stuff little by little as I figure out where to put it all. The fun one will be my 80-gallon compressor. But at least I already wired for it in the garage.

    Once this house is gone and we are pretty much settled, then it will be time to find a job. Not sure what will be in store for that but I have a few ideas. I didn't retire from the Air Force to go back to work full time if I don't have to. At least my AMSOIL business is doing well to the point that it is keeping its self going and with a little extra. Not enough to live off of yet but it is getting there. Thanks to everyone for that. :)

    So that is what is up here and for the most part why I have not been on here much. Happy New Year everyone and here's to a great 2021!
     
  2. OldCracker29

    OldCracker29 I've been knocked down drug out and left for dead

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    Giving up that garage and building would break my heart if I had it. Good luck with the move, and I hope every thing works out for you. As bad as I'd like to relocate, it ain't happening...the coroner will have to move me.
     
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    It is disheartening for sure. I enjoy the space of the garage and now it will not happen. I guess it is for the best in a way. I have been throwing out so much stuff that I hoarded over the years. I'm one of those, "don't get rid of it because I might need it one day" kind of person. This move has proven it's self over and over. lol
     
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    Shaggy You like in the what?? Staff Member

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    Not enough room to build another one in the future at your new place?
     
  5. Black02Silverado

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    Unfortunately no. Now if we filled in the pool in the back then there would be a nice sized garage overtop it. Like a 30'x45'. :naughty:
     
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    Best of luck, man! :thumbs:
     
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    Moving sucks!

    Best of luck with the new place, Nick. You are fortunate to score the buyers that you did.

    You all know I have had to hassle with several buyers, and that is always a nightmare.

    Keep us posted!
     

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