What made your day today?

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Re: What made your day today?

#4021 Post by mockbee » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:38 am

Juana wrote:
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Back of the bar is done

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Get that image working.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4022 Post by Juana » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:02 am

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Re: What made your day today?

#4023 Post by mockbee » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:34 am

Yes!

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Re: What made your day today?

#4024 Post by Juana » Sat Aug 08, 2020 8:48 am

mockbee wrote:
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Yes!

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Nice work.

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A few more are going up as well we're all doing it especially with students coming back to keep the message going without the destruction

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Re: What made your day today?

#4025 Post by mockbee » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:15 am

Nice.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4026 Post by mockbee » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:41 am

Well.....as I would surmise the Holiday Farm fire along the McKenzie River in Oregon was a tragedy, but I suppose you can always find an upside to most all situations.


Such as.......all the rich fucks (pardon my french, you'd say the same if you met these people, and their oh so uniquely desperate situation regarding their second/third homes... :eyes: ) whose expansive river homes/mcmansions were burned down, and are now clamoring to get them rebuilt with insurance money and before current zoning ordinances kick in for their properties that would make them unbuildable.

Never seen design contracts signed so fast..... :lolol:

First work in 9 months....and the week before unemployment runs out....... :rockon: :banana:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4027 Post by intertwoven » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:37 pm

We bought a house. Moving in this weekend (finally, after jumping through a bunch of hoops for the mortgage, barely making our closing date). NE Portland.. nice neighborhood.. a little over our budget, but we should be ok barring anything unforeseen (*queue the unforeseen*). First-time homeowners. Pretty excited about it!

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Re: What made your day today?

#4028 Post by creep » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:49 pm

intertwoven wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:37 pm
We bought a house. Moving in this weekend (finally, after jumping through a bunch of hoops for the mortgage, barely making our closing date). NE Portland.. nice neighborhood.. a little over our budget, but we should be ok barring anything unforeseen (*queue the unforeseen*). First-time homeowners. Pretty excited about it!
:thumb:

i just bought a house a couple months ago. for the last 30 years i've lived in sacramento and suburbs surrounding it. my new place is out in the country in a town with about 3 thousand people. it's much different having to drive 40 minutes to go to a decent hardware or grocery store but i like having no traffic and a much more privacy. i'm only on 1/2 an acre but you really can't get a lot that big in sacramento without paying 5x what i paid. i also just refinanced since interest rates are pretty ridiculous.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4029 Post by mockbee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:17 pm

intertwoven wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:37 pm
We bought a house. Moving in this weekend (finally, after jumping through a bunch of hoops for the mortgage, barely making our closing date). NE Portland.. nice neighborhood.. a little over our budget, but we should be ok barring anything unforeseen (*queue the unforeseen*). First-time homeowners. Pretty excited about it!
Congrats! Thats a big deal to close in Portland. Probably helps your cause that PDX has been a total shithole for the past 6 months.... :thumb: :hehe:

Rents/prices actually going down... :nod:

What neighborhood In NE?

Im in Cathedral Park in North, under the St Johns Bridge. Love it here. :tiphat:

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#4030 Post by intertwoven » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:23 pm

Rose City Park.. near NE 61st and Halsey. Nice food cart pod down the block and a dog park, so we're set for our needs, lol.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4031 Post by mockbee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:24 pm

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i just bought a house a couple months ago. for the last 30 years i've lived in sacramento and suburbs surrounding it. my new place is out in the country in a town with about 3 thousand people. it's much different having to drive 40 minutes to go to a decent hardware or grocery store but i like having no traffic and a much more privacy. i'm only on 1/2 an acre but you really can't get a lot that big in sacramento without paying 5x what i paid. i also just refinanced since interest rates are pretty ridiculous.
What town? Thought you were in Folsom for a while, or looking, but thats a little larger. My boss had a place outside Grass Valley, real nice but seemed really dry.
Worried about fires?

I'd love to get up to Tahoe easily.



Like you, im also looking out a bit for a small place with some land. To get away and experiment with building and have a shop. A real nice 3 acre place came up in oakridge outside Eugene....beautiful views of the mountains and mature trees off a road 15 minutes from town in the hills and a dilapidated mobile home with decent bones I could strip it down and do something interesting. Asking 180K but it has a bid already. Gonna check back in 30 days.
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Re: What made your day today?

#4032 Post by mockbee » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:26 pm

intertwoven wrote:
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Rose City Park.. near NE 61st and Halsey. Nice food cart pod down the block and a dog park, so we're set for our needs, lol.
Ahhh...near Hollywood and Mt Tabor...nice. :thumb:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4033 Post by guysmiley » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:55 pm

Good little neighborhood

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Re: What made your day today?

#4034 Post by creep » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:34 am

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What town? Thought you were in Folsom for a while, or looking, but thats a little larger. My boss had a place outside Grass Valley, real nice but seemed really dry.
valley springs. it's in the foothills so not a crazy high fire danger but homeowners insurance was hard t find. a lot of the major companies wouldn't insure me. luckily farmers would and was somewhat reasonable.

folsom is pretty big now with 80,000 people. it's also really expensive. my same house there would be twice as much.

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Re: What made your day today?

#4035 Post by creep » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 am

mockbee wrote:
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Like you, im also looking out a bit for a small place with some land. To get away and experiment with building and have a shop. A real nice 3 acre place came up in oakridge outside Eugene....beautiful views of the mountains and mature trees off a road 15 minutes from town in the hills and a dilapidated mobile home with decent bones I could strip it down and do something interesting. Asking 180K but it has a bid already. Gonna check back in 30 days.
that would be awesome. i've always wanted to build my own home but construction is getting harder and harder the older i get. i'm currently nailing down new flooring and the constant up and down is brutal. i'm nor sure building a house is in my future. :oldtimer:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4036 Post by mockbee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:26 am

creep wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 am
mockbee wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:24 pm
Like you, im also looking out a bit for a small place with some land. To get away and experiment with building and have a shop. A real nice 3 acre place came up in oakridge outside Eugene....beautiful views of the mountains and mature trees off a road 15 minutes from town in the hills and a dilapidated mobile home with decent bones I could strip it down and do som: ething interesting. Asking 180K but it has a bid already. Gonna check back in 30 days.
that would be awesome. i've always wanted to build my own home but construction is getting harder and harder the older i get. i'm currently nailing down new flooring and the constant up and down is brutal. i'm nor sure building a house is in my future. :oldtimer:
I dont know if you've built a house from scratch? Just remodels? But if you know what you're doing, just get some college kids for the labor. They'll work for real cheap if they feel like they're learning something and feel respected. Donuts and pizza and beer go a long ways... :wink:

I think you and I have opposite skills in terms of building. I'm good with the design/framing/concrete/sheetrock work, but haven't done the finish and MEP work. Well, I've done some mech work with ducting (hated that! :balls: :lol: ) and also replaced some ceiling exhaust fans. And a couple weeks ago shocked myself when I was fixing a cadet in the wall and didt realize 5he power was still on.... :lol:

We should team up. :thumb:
Like oakridge? I think you would....its not crazy conservative and not stupid liberal either. And drop dead gorgeous. It's above the muck weather of Eugene. Sunny and cool with clouds that move through in the winter and of course dry warm in the summer. Tons of mountain biking/ 15 minutes to skiing snowboarding/snow shoeing at Willamette Pass. Three beautiful alpine lakes close by. Tons of hiking and waterfalls within 30 minutes....what else is there....two breweries and a nice bakery in town ......a couple restaurants ....a great burger joint..... :thumb:
Amd just an hour to Eugene if you need stuff....

Nobody knows about it yet, but they're starting to. :nod: :noclue:

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Re: What made your day today?

#4037 Post by mockbee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:11 am

creep wrote:
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i'm currently nailing down new flooring and the constant up and down is brutal. i'm nor sure building a house is in my future. :oldtimer:

Yeah, up and down and hard surfaces on the knees is brutal. I decided to spend this summer outside building a fence out of pallets I found. It went well, until I coudln't see shit and couldn't breath because of the fires. But made pretty good progress...

I only paid for the hinges and a couple bags of concrete...and a couple 4x4 posts
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Re: What made your day today?

#4038 Post by mockbee » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:41 am

Creep, here's the mobile home in Oakridge. $180K for the house and 3 acres:

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Views out the front of the house/yard:

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Back yard goes waaaay back, there are forest meadows and lots of mature trees:

I saw lots of deer and it's really really quiet.

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Here is a property in town (oakridge) that I think I will just pick up, even if I just sit on it. 18k ea. for the (2) lots between the houses. You're everyday guys are already building houses out here and they are selling

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Re: What made your day today?

#4039 Post by Juana » Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:49 pm

Betting against the Dodgers last night won me 12 bottles of Diplomatico Ambassador if anyone knows rum I'm going to have a decent weekend and celebrate my friend

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Re: What made your day today?

#4040 Post by creep » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:11 pm

mockbee wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:41 am
Creep, here's the mobile home in Oakridge. $180K for the house and 3 acres:
That looks pretty nice for the money. It helps that it's on a permanent foundation. Much easier to sell.

I wish I didn't have to work a real job and I could "flip" FT. If I was a little younger I might take the chance.

For now it's buy and sell every two years. :bored:

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