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Le HockeyDad to Texas Journey Journal
HockeyDad Offline
#1 Posted:
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In honor of MACS’ thread….

We are relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area to Houston Texas. The plan is to be there before the end of 2022. We will have lived here just over seven years.

Corporate relocation - all expenses paid. We are taking both our jobs with us.

Step 1: finish bathroom remodel job which was planned way before this came about and is way nicer than I would have done had we known this was coming.
MACS Offline
#2 Posted:
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Hey, don't honor me... I spent 31 years in that sinkhole. You only spent 7 and had corporate move you both times!

I'm not worthy... *bows repeatedly*

Seriously... good for you.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#3 Posted:
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Sweet deal iffin you can get it.

Now, get to plumbing and tiling!
HockeyDad Offline
#4 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Hey, don't honor me... I spent 31 years in that sinkhole. You only spent 7 and had corporate move you both times!

I'm not worthy... *bows repeatedly*

Seriously... good for you.


I did seven years in San Diego in the 90s also. Corporate move in and corporate move out! That time I went to Colorado for two years.
HockeyDad Offline
#5 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Sweet deal iffin you can get it.

Now, get to plumbing and tiling!


Electrical was the last two days. Had to put in an entire new breaker panel that was not planned. Plumbing is next.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#6 Posted:
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Should've just stuck with a coat of paint. Electrical issues rarely pop up during a color change
MACS Offline
#7 Posted:
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Painting is in order before we move in. Also going to have the garage floor acid washed and epoxied.

Then look into artificial turf in da back yard.
Gene363 Offline
#8 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Painting is in order before we move in. Also going to have the garage floor acid washed and epoxied.

Then look into artificial turf in da back yard.



Great move on the garage!

Removing the artificial turf? WTF Was that in the listing?
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#9 Posted:
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Artificial turf is big in this area right now. No water needed and very low maintenance although I have seen some have weed sprout right through the turf. Not sure it is good for dogs as I hear it is hot.
Gene363 Offline
#10 Posted:
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We had three corporate moves, nice, however, when we moved from Texas to here we received duplicate homeowner payments for twelve months. That was nice, ours finally sold as the payments ran out. At the closing, I had to pony up $17,500 just to get rid of the Texas house. Construction was done and the oil patch had dried up. If that wasn't bad enough, I found out that Westinghouse bought their employee's old homes.
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#11 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Artificial turf is big in this area right now. No water needed and very low maintenance although I have seen some have weed sprout right through the turf. Not sure it is good for dogs as I hear it is hot.


Good point about dogs. My sister and BIL live in Apple Valley, CA and had it installed in their backyard, it looks great.
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#12 Posted:
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I would like to have it in my front yard but I would either have to cut down a huge mesquite tree or get some kind of industrial vacuum to keep the place cleaned up.
rfenst Offline
#13 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Then look into artificial turf in da back yard.

Probably NOT a good idea. Florida gets a chit-ton of rain and if you cover the ground with artificial turf you will loose all that surface area for drainage and percolation.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#14 Posted:
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I wouldn't mind some turf, and some artificial trees to go with it
Gene363 Offline
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deadeyedick wrote:
I would like to have it in my front yard but I would either have to cut down a huge mesquite tree or get some kind of industrial vacuum to keep the place cleaned up.


Blowers are great too. As a teenager, I had to hand pick leaves from white marble gravel in our backyard. I did try a house vac, too small and not enough suction, shop vacs were not a thing back then.
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#16 Posted:
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Hmu when u get to Houston. I'm West Houston for now.
MACS Offline
#17 Posted:
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I had turf in my back yard in Temecula. Dog loved it and would go from sunning on it, to shade, back to sun.

Also... they dig up the grass, lay crushed rock and sand, then a weed barrier, and then the turf... and it drains just fine.
HockeyDad Offline
#18 Posted:
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This will be our fifth corporate move.

Crew is here on a Saturday to move the plumbing.

We have a party starting at 4pm for the daughter. Going away party since she is moving to New York City to go back to college to become a physician assistant. I’ve got a catered taco bar and lots of beer, wine, and White Claws and that kind of crap that millennials drink. Back in the day we called it Zima and wine coolers.

Gonna be a busy day.
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#19 Posted:
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4pm ehh..?? Think
frankj1 Offline
#20 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
4pm ehh..?? Think

my invite was plus one...
you want I should pick you up?
Mr. Jones Offline
#21 Posted:
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Quit talkin'
And
Gits' to movin' !!!!

😂😂😂😂
DrafterX Offline
#22 Posted:
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I think we're late.... d'oh!
frankj1 Offline
#23 Posted:
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no loss.
I'll see ya at hockeydad's house warming party!
Whistlebritches Offline
#24 Posted:
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Tom does your Texas destination have to be Houston...........bout 400 miles farther northwest you'd be a lot happier and way less sticky in the summer.
Mr. Jones Offline
#25 Posted:
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Houston BE WHERE THE MONEY $$$ IS...

NOT 400 MILES N.W.

HOCKEYDAD JUST WRITES $$$ CHECKS FOR MORE AIR CONDITIONING WITH HIS $$$ PRINTING PRESS...

PLUS HE'LL HAVE KEYS & ACCESS TO THE TEXAS WAREHOUSE FILLED WITH TIMOTHY GIETNER
MISTAKE $100 BILLS THAT HE GETS SHOE BOXES OF FOR FREE ANYTIME HE WANTS...
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#26 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
Tom does your Texas destination have to be Houston...........bout 400 miles farther northwest you'd be a lot happier and way less sticky in the summer.


Gotta be Houston but only a one year commitment. We plan to scout over towards Fredericksburg as maybe a longer term location but odds are long term we’re heading back to Florida.
HockeyDad Offline
#27 Posted:
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Plumbing done. Framing getting done today. Inspection potentially tomorrow then drywall can go in. This remodel is going quicker than bathroom #1.
MACS Offline
#28 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Plumbing done. Framing getting done today. Inspection potentially tomorrow then drywall can go in. This remodel is going quicker than bathroom #1.


T-minus how many days to your "release date" from the penitentiary that is commiefornia?
HockeyDad Offline
#29 Posted:
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As soon as this bathroom remodel is done the for sale sign can go up. I figure scouting trips start in September.
HockeyDad Offline
#30 Posted:
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November 15 is the target date.
DrafterX Offline
#31 Posted:
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That'll give you just over a week to kill a turkey... Mellow
HockeyDad Offline
#32 Posted:
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No clue if we’ll be in a house or corporate housing or even in the same city on Thanksgiving. Gonna be complicated. May have to go to Boston Market.
Major Boobage Offline
#33 Posted:
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Oh great. A look at me thread.
HockeyDad Offline
#34 Posted:
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Major Boobage wrote:
Oh great. A look at me thread.


Don’t you have some CigarBid orders to fix?
rfenst Offline
#35 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:


We have a party starting at 4pm for the daughter. Going away party since she is moving to New York City to go back to college to become a physician assistant. I’ve got a catered taco bar and lots of beer, wine, and White Claws and that kind of crap that millennials drink. Back in the day we called it Zima and wine coolers.


CONGRADULATIONS!
rfenst Offline
#36 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
As soon as this bathroom remodel is done the for sale sign can go up. I figure scouting trips start in September.

Better not wait any longer. I just read California house prices declined 5% or so last month alone.
HockeyDad Offline
#37 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Better not wait any longer. I just read California house prices declined 5% or so last month alone.


Month over month the median price dropped but year over year it is still up and varies widely by location. I got a cold call yesterday from someone wanting to buy my house. Prolly ChiCom investors.

Bay Area real estate doesn’t drop in value, it just pauses sometimes. Democrat NIMBY policies keep the area perpetually short of housing and expensive.
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#38 Posted:
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our artificial turf will pay for itself in a few more years, with savings on water bill and landscaping/gardening bill...and it looks great 24/7/365
HockeyDad Offline
#39 Posted:
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I gotta do some landscaping in the front yard. Need to use more water so we don’t ship it down to SoCal.
delta1 Offline
#40 Posted:
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gonna pizz off all the rich golfers...
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#41 Posted:
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Let them eat astroturf.
HockeyDad Offline
#42 Posted:
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Peak Design guide to San Francisco: the hottest neighborhood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF58CpDSdbI
DrMaddVibe Offline
#43 Posted:
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Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan
Ram27 Offline
#44 Posted:
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Bathroom remodeling update please Hockey Puck!Think ]
HockeyDad Offline
#45 Posted:
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Tile getting done yesterday/today for bathroom #2. They are moving quick this time.

We have a meeting on Tuesday with our move coordinator.
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#46 Posted:
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Applause Applause this is good.
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#47 Posted:
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move coordinator?
is that a thing?
HockeyDad Offline
#48 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
move coordinator?
is that a thing?


Yup. They arrange all the realtors, moving company, car shipping, etc.
dkeage Offline
#49 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
move coordinator?
is that a thing?

Robin Leach says YEEESSS!
frankj1 Offline
#50 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
Robin Leach says YEEESSS!

I woulda known that if I was rich AND famous
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