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MACS to Florida Journey Journal
Abrignac Offline
#401 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,187
Whistlebritches wrote:
I-10 in Louisiana is absolutely the worst roads in Murica hands down


A couple years ago I would have agreed with you. Much of it has been repaved in the last few years.
Gene363 Offline
#402 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,491
Abrignac wrote:
😂

I-10’s not any worse than I-20 or I-40. It’s more state related. Some states do a better job at keeping up the roads. Besides that stretch of I-20 between the LA / TX state line and the LA / MS state line is waaaay worse than the I-10 to I-12 back to I-10 route down south.

Also, I-59 south though MS isn’t exactly smooth either.


I do not love I-20, but I-10, especially the bad section you mentioned, sucks. But I-10 is usually the quickest way.

If the road builders there have figured out how to match roadway levels to the roadway of bridges, it will be a lot better drive, but most bridges are a PITA to cross. I
Abrignac Offline
#403 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
I do not love I-20, but I-10, especially the bad section you mentioned, sucks. But I-10 is usually the quickest way.

If the road builders there have figured out how to match roadway levels to the roadway of bridges, it will be a lot better drive, but most bridges are a PITA to cross. I


No doubt. In lieu of cabinets, my old truck had a top bunk. I kept most of my stuff up there in milk crates. I always had to stop and pick chit up off the floor after I passed through as it would bounce all over the place. My new truck has twice as many airbags for the suspension and cabinets instead of a top bunk. I hardly notice it now.

Unfortunately you find those types of bridges on I-20 as well. Just not as many. I-70 and I-80 seem like the smoothest riding highways, but I can’t stop in at home when driving up there.
Whistlebritches Offline
#404 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
Anth I been wanting to go visit a buddy of mine who lives near Venice right on the Mississippi.Yellowfins and red's are on fire October through maybe March.With my back the way it is I'll probably never make that trip unless those corrupt **** s start putting highway money back into those goat trails Louisiana calls highways rather than their pockets
Abrignac Offline
#405 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
Posts: 16,187
Whistlebritches wrote:
Anth I been wanting to go visit a buddy of mine who lives near Venice right on the Mississippi.Yellowfins and red's are on fire October through maybe March.With my back the way it is I'll probably never make that trip unless those corrupt **** s start putting highway money back into those goat trails Louisiana calls highways rather than their pockets


I’d be a hell of a lot more concerned about the effects of reeling up yellowfin and reds on your back. As far as roads are concerned, Preparation H is your friend. Whistle
Whistlebritches Offline
#406 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
Abrignac wrote:
I’d be a hell of a lot more concerned about the effects of reeling up yellowfin and reds on your back. As far as roads are concerned, Preparation H is your friend. :-"


Fishing has never really bothered my back,it's all that damn road bounce.Never said I had hemorrhoids.......... well I do know one Flapper Flapper
MACS Offline
#407 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Pull on a 100+ lb tuna for 30 minutes and lemme know how your back feels. LOL

Clearing out cabinets, garage just about cleared out, clothes I won't wear for awhile packed away in a suitcase. Got 2 boxes packed with stuff to ship to the Philippines, many other things packed. Movers won't have a lot to do but pack and carry the heavy stuff. I just hope I reserved enough room in the truck for all the crap we're taking.

Wife is more sentimental than me... toss it... we'll make new memories. LOL Overruled... Brick wall
Gene363 Offline
#408 Posted:
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Posts: 28,491
MACS wrote:
Pull on a 100+ lb tuna for 30 minutes and lemme know how your back feels. LOL

Clearing out cabinets, garage just about cleared out, clothes I won't wear for awhile packed away in a suitcase. Got 2 boxes packed with stuff to ship to the Philippines, many other things packed. Movers won't have a lot to do but pack and carry the heavy stuff. I just hope I reserved enough room in the truck for all the crap we're taking.

Wife is more sentimental than me... toss it... we'll make new memories. LOL Overruled... Brick wall



Shame on you And now your permeant record willl show this attempt to toss out important stuff. d'oh!
Whistlebritches Offline
#409 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
MACS wrote:
Pull on a 100+ lb tuna for 30 minutes and lemme know how your back feels. LOL

Brick wall



Shawn I spent 6 years working in yellowtail heaven,Panama.Of course I was a.little younger but I've hauled in 200 lb plus yellowtail,100 lb sails and 40-50 lb seabass.I know what it takes and yes I am still up to it...........icy hot is my friend.
Palama Offline
#410 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Shawn I spent 6 years working in yellowtail heaven,Panama.Of course I was a.little younger but I've hauled in 200 lb plus yellowtail,100 lb sails and 40-50 lb seabass.I know what it takes and yes I am still up to it...........icy hot is my friend.


Actually the science says you should apply ice / cold rather than hot in the first 24 hours. Seemed counter-intuitive when I first started doing that but it works so I go that route first and then the Icy Hot / Tiger Balm stuff later.
Whistlebritches Offline
#411 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Actually the science says you should apply ice / cold rather than hot in the first 24 hours. Seemed counter-intuitive when I first started doing that but it works so I go that route first and then the Icy Hot / Tiger Balm stuff later.


Have to try that
MACS Offline
#412 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Shawn I spent 6 years working in yellowtail heaven,Panama.Of course I was a.little younger but I've hauled in 200 lb plus yellowtail,100 lb sails and 40-50 lb seabass.I know what it takes and yes I am still up to it...........icy hot is my friend.


And you don't know the difference between a yellowTAIL and a yellowFIN tuna? Not the same fish, brah...

The largest yellowtail ever caught was 92 lbs and it's a jack fish... like amberjack. Yellowfin tuna get much bigger and they're tuna.

LOL
Abrignac Offline
#413 Posted:
Joined: 02-24-2012
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MACS wrote:
And you don't know the difference between a yellowTAIL and a yellowFIN tuna? Not the same fish, brah...

The largest yellowtail ever caught was 92 lbs and it's a jack fish... like amberjack. Yellowfin tuna get much bigger and they're tuna.

LOL


Surprised?

He doesn’t know the difference between a bad back and hemorrhoids either.

😂
Whistlebritches Offline
#414 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 21,730
MACS wrote:
And you don't know the difference between a yellowTAIL and a yellowFIN tuna? Not the same fish, brah...

The largest yellowtail ever caught was 92 lbs and it's a jack fish... like amberjack. Yellowfin tuna get much bigger and they're tuna.

LOL


Don't even know if they have yellowtail in Panama,never heard of them til you pointed out my mistake and never caught one,I think we both know what I was thinking bout...............yellow fever ya know
Whistlebritches Offline
#415 Posted:
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Posts: 21,730
Abrignac wrote:
Surprised?

He doesn’t know the difference between a bad back and hemorrhoids either.

😂


Unfortunately I do ,my back is bad and you are a hemorrhoid
frankj1 Offline
#416 Posted:
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as disgusting as this has become, I am glued to this thread...
HockeyDad Offline
#417 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
as disgusting as this has become, I am glued to this thread...


Right now it requires some preparation

Gene363 Offline
#418 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,491
Moving away from the azz diversion for a moment, some moving tips from a local Realtor. Prolly redundant, but just in case...


Quote:
"I'd wish I'd known that before I picked a mover." Having a checklist of questions might have prevented this issue. This list of questions will provide you with things to discuss when interviewing a moving company.

Fees

What is the charge for packing?
Does it include boxes? If not, what do they cost and will you deliver them?
Is there an additional charge to deliver some items to a storage unit?
Insurance

How is a damage claim handled?
What insurance do you provide and is there a cost?
Does the insurance cover items packed by the owner?
Can additional insurance be purchased?
If items are covered by my Homeowner's insurance, whose insurance pays first?
Unusual Items

Can you ship my car(s)? Will they be in the moving van or towed?
What are the charges for shipping cars, lawn tractors, etc?
What items cannot be shipped?
If a shuttle truck is needed because of the location of my house or size of the drive way, is there an additional charge?
If packing and loading are on different days, can you leave the beds and other basics out for us to use?
Dates

What dates are available for our move?
What date will you pack and how long will this take?
What date will you load the van?
What date will the van arrive at my new location?
If my new home is not ready for delivery, how many days can it be delayed before there is a charge?
What is the charge for additional days or weeks?
Terms

Are there any additional fees that I'm responsible for that have not been discussed?
What are the terms of payment?
Is a down payment required?
When will the balance be due and who is authorized to accept it?
MACS Offline
#419 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
frankj1 wrote:
as disgusting as this has become, I am glued to this thread...


Got a call from the shipping company. Movers will be here Wednesday between noon and 4. They'll call when they are 1-2 hours out.

Lady on the phone said it shouldn't take them more than 2-4 hours? Really? Okay... Granted, we're not moving a whole house full of stuff and the wife and I already have about 10 boxes of stuff packed, but if it's just 2 guys? 2-4 hours?
Gene363 Offline
#420 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Got a call from the shipping company. Movers will be here Wednesday between noon and 4. They'll call when they are 1-2 hours out.

Lady on the phone said it shouldn't take them more than 2-4 hours? Really? Okay... Granted, we're not moving a whole house full of stuff and the wife and I already have about 10 boxes of stuff packed, but if it's just 2 guys? 2-4 hours?


Is a skid steer, (BobCat) involved? LOL
BuckyB93 Offline
#421 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
Posts: 12,603
MACS wrote:
Got a call from the shipping company. Movers will be here Wednesday between noon and 4. They'll call when they are 1-2 hours out.

Lady on the phone said it shouldn't take them more than 2-4 hours? Really? Okay... Granted, we're not moving a whole house full of stuff and the wife and I already have about 10 boxes of stuff packed, but if it's just 2 guys? 2-4 hours?


When we moved my ex wife's grandparents many years back, they hired a moving company to pack them up and load the stuff up. We did purge and sift through items that they didn't need for their new place weeks ahead of time. We did some prepackaging of other stuff that was deemed important and irreplaceable.

The bulk of the stuff was left for the moving company to deal with. If memory serves me, they had 4 or 5 guys and packed up a whole house, a 3 BR split level ranch including all the furniture and $hit. Took them about about 6 hours to clear out the place. They were pretty efficient.
Ram27 Online
#422 Posted:
Joined: 04-30-2005
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How are you handling mail delivery? Think
delta1 Offline
#423 Posted:
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If MACS is expecting anything from Hong Kong, I will let him use my addy...Angel
MACS Offline
#424 Posted:
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Ram27 wrote:
How are you handling mail delivery? Think


Forwarded everything starting on Friday to my buddy's place in Jax. Did everything online. Will do it again once we get a place picked out and I have a new, permanent addy.
BuckyB93 Offline
#425 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
If MACS is expecting anything from Hong Kong, I will let him use my addy...Angel


He ordered a new bride?

Ram27 Online
#426 Posted:
Joined: 04-30-2005
Posts: 46,125
Well done MAC. Safe travels.
8trackdisco Offline
#427 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,135
Only a week out. Excitement abounds.

Road updates, please. The more National Lampoonish the better.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#428 Posted:
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Bonus points for strapping a deceased aunt to the roof of the truck
delta1 Offline
#429 Posted:
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I'll volunteer to be "Rusty"
MACS Offline
#430 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Only a week out. Excitement abounds.

Road updates, please. The more National Lampoonish the better.


Wow... what'd I ever do to you?
8trackdisco Offline
#431 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
Posts: 57,135
MACS wrote:
Wow... what'd I ever do to you?


Provided many laughs and smiles.

With a cross America trip like this….. the possibilities are endless!

See the humor as best you can on this odd-essay. Think of them as first world problems and it will go well.
frankj1 Offline
#432 Posted:
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Posts: 42,378
8 is right!
Speyside2 Offline
#433 Posted:
Joined: 11-11-2021
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Ah, give MACS a break. He has the balls to move from California to Florida.
madspackler Offline
#434 Posted:
Joined: 03-07-2000
Posts: 3,583
MACS - sounds like you got this planned with military-like precision. Good luck was all the planning and details come into their final stages.

I am married to a self-described Army brat. When we moved from NY (Long Island) to Alabama, she started planning the move 6 months in advance. She had it all planned out and I could not have done it without her planning and assistance. She worked each day to make the move easy for me as I continued to work and help purge and pack at night. It went almost exactly as she had planned it out.

No worries - you got this.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#435 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,407
Just when you thought you were out...they pulllll you back in...

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/desantiss-team-responds-newsom-ad-saying-florida-residents-should-move-california

MACS Offline
#436 Posted:
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All my household goods, that we're taking, are getting packed up right now. Should have a 90% empty house by the end of the day...

Of course the price increased, though... their "over the phone" estimate was damn near doubled when they showed up and did the tour of the house and saw what we're taking is almost twice as much as they were told.

Oh well... price ya pay, I guess. Paid half today the other half at delivery.
Gene363 Offline
#437 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
All my household goods, that we're taking, are getting packed up right now. Should have a 90% empty house by the end of the day...

Of course the price increased, though... their "over the phone" estimate was damn near doubled when they showed up and did the tour of the house and saw what we're taking is almost twice as much as they were told.

Oh well... price ya pay, I guess. Paid half today the other half at delivery.



Nothing more lonely than returning to you house when the family is gone and the house his empty.
MACS Offline
#438 Posted:
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Found out from the company they hold the stuff here in CA until I am ready for delivery. First month of storage is free... after that I gotta pay for storage. So I think when it's all said and done the move is gonna cost me 11-12k. d'oh!
Sunoverbeach Offline
#439 Posted:
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Check actual weight if you have a means to. I saw a report on shady moving companies and all the scams started with that quote price jumping up drastically on arrival
deadeyedick Offline
#440 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Found out from the company they hold the stuff here in CA until I am ready for delivery. First month of storage is free... after that I gotta pay for storage. So I think when it's all said and done the move is gonna cost me 11-12k. d'oh!


Ouch!
MACS Offline
#441 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Check actual weight if you have a means to. I saw a report on shady moving companies and all the scams started with that quote price jumping up drastically on arrival


Yep... I saw it too. But the quote I got from United/Mayflower was 10-12k, so I think it's likely what I was gonna pay regardless. We'll see how delivery goes when we get there.
Mr. Jones Offline
#442 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 17,015
Mac's....

Every truck top or gas station you stop at ...
That has SCRATCH OFF LOTTERY TICKETS...

WELL ????

DO LIKE MEEEESTA' HONEESSSSS' !

TRASH CAN TICKET DIVE , THEN CHECK them when you get to Florida...or along the way in each state you go thru....

If the "scratch to cash" ticket areas are unscratched...
They are all possible winners!!!
You could find a big winner or several small ones?
Enough to pay the gas/ diesel bill at least...

Bring plenty of antibiotics bacterial wipe containers to clean
Your mits after trash can diving...you can't SCRATCH wet tickets either...put them under your windshield wipers if it's sunny and dry out... they'll be dry in under 30 minutes!!!

Scratch AHOY!!!
dkeage Offline
#443 Posted:
Joined: 03-05-2004
Posts: 14,422
Mr. Jones wrote:
Mac's....

Every truck top or gas station you stop at ...
That has SCRATCH OFF LOTTERY TICKETS...

WELL ????

DO LIKE MEEEESTA' HONEESSSSS' !

TRASH CAN TICKET DIVE , THEN CHECK them when you get to Florida...or along the way in each state you go thru....

If the "scratch to cash" ticket areas are unscratched...
They are all possible winners!!!
You could find a big winner or several small ones?
Enough to pay the gas/ diesel bill at least...

Bring plenty of antibiotics bacterial wipe containers to clean
Your mits after trash can diving...you can't SCRATCH wet tickets either...put them under your windshield wipers if it's sunny and dry out... they'll be dry in under 30 minutes!!!

Scratch AHOY!!!




And post pics!
MACS Offline
#444 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Yeah, even when I was growin' up in da projects I was never a garbage picker.

Ain't happening.
rfenst Offline
#445 Posted:
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Posts: 36,952
Florida surpasses nation in economic growth


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The “Sunshine State” has outpaced the United States and contributed more than $23 billion to Florida’s economy, according to a report from the Department of Financial Services.

DFS reported that in the second quarter of 2020, the United States experienced 5.4% in gross domestic product growth, while Florida had a rate of 6.3%.

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis says “much of Florida’s wage growth is driven by people leaving their home states to move to Florida.”

Migration to Florida contributed $23.7 billion to Florida’s adjusted gross income from 2019 to 2020.

The report also states the total income of families moving to Florida is over $120,000 on average.




Out of one bubble and into a new one!
MACS Offline
#446 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 75,831
Yeah... and my retired income is not 120k annually.

Still... with vehicle registration, insurance, gas, and housing all being lower... plus no state tax? I'll be ayite.
ZRX1200 Offline
#447 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 57,694
What’s the casino situation in Florida? If I know anything about Filipino women they love them some slot machines….maybe we can bump those numbers up MACS.
ZRX1200 Offline
#448 Posted:
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And they’re bad drivers.
deadeyedick Offline
#449 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 14,774
While you are crossing Az iffn ya see Ben just circle the wagons. He is mostly harmless.

Oh, and bring your own water.Angel
Palama Offline
#450 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
And they’re bad drivers.


You oughta stop “backseat driving” everytime you’re in the car! Gonz
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