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Le HockeyDad to Texas Journey Journal
Sunoverbeach Offline
#101 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Neutral is key. Go top to bottom grey... like a prison.
frankj1 Offline
#102 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,693
HockeyDad wrote:
That was the dilemma. Once we meet with the move coordinator and realtor we’ll get a budget to spruce up things for sale. Paint and staging were my ideas for that money. The problem is I needed to pick paint now for the construction I’m paying for now. I could try to match the existing but it’s old enough that it won’t be perfect. Tried it before and it is noticeable. I could then come along in 3 months and repaint everything or go ahead and pick the final color and paint half under the current and half later. I went with that.

If the realtor has different colors for feng shui maybe I’ll still wind up painting it all again.

all of this comes out of profit.

I sold my last house (no broker) after a potential broker told me to change carpets, paint x amount of rooms and stuff.
I asked how much more would that net after spending 10K?
He said it would raise probable sale price by 5 to 7K.

Guess who didn't get a commish?
Gene363 Offline
#103 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,751
HockeyDad wrote:
That was the dilemma. Once we meet with the move coordinator and realtor we’ll get a budget to spruce up things for sale. Paint and staging were my ideas for that money. The problem is I needed to pick paint now for the construction I’m paying for now. I could try to match the existing but it’s old enough that it won’t be perfect. Tried it before and it is noticeable. I could then come along in 3 months and repaint everything or go ahead and pick the final color and paint half under the current and half later. I went with that.

If the realtor has different colors for feng shui maybe I’ll still wind up painting it all again.


Stores like Lowes and Home Depot have pretty effective color matching machines, just ask the old guy in the store who knows how to run the machine. It takes a quater size sample you can cut out behind a door. I used it for our rentals succesfully enough that my realitor was even impressed when she looked over the first house before listingit for sale. I did all the refurbishment work myself.
HockeyDad Offline
#104 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 44,212
frankj1 wrote:
all of this comes out of profit.

I sold my last house (no broker) after a potential broker told me to change carpets, paint x amount of rooms and stuff.
I asked how much more would that net after spending 10K?
He said it would raise probable sale price by 5 to 7K.

Guess who didn't get a commish?


It kinda doesn’t come out of profit. I’ll have a budget of around $15K for enhancements that is use or lose. Landscaping, paint, carpets etc. it has to get approved by the company though.
HockeyDad Offline
#105 Posted:
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Bathroom painted. Walls painted.

Conference call with the movers and walkthrough scheduled.

Packing and pick up date scheduled. Packing on Halloween.
frankj1 Offline
#106 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
It kinda doesn’t come out of profit. I’ll have a budget of around $15K for enhancements that is use or lose. Landscaping, paint, carpets etc. it has to get approved by the company though.

it is true that Other People's Money does not come out of profit.
Paint away!
HockeyDad Offline
#107 Posted:
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The problem is I don’t have access but needed to paint with something now. Problem solved.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#108 Posted:
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I recommend a brush and roller
BuckyB93 Offline
#109 Posted:
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One O NINE!
HockeyDad Offline
#110 Posted:
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California billboards seen in LA and SF warn against moving to Texas by invoking mass shooting

https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/billboards-seen-in-LA-and-SF-warn-Texas-17395182.php
HockeyDad Offline
#111 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
I recommend a brush and roller


I had two Mexicans take care of it. All painting done.

No construction today.
MACS Offline
#112 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,443
HockeyDad wrote:
California billboards seen in LA and SF warn against moving to Texas by invoking mass shooting

https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/billboards-seen-in-LA-and-SF-warn-Texas-17395182.php


Reeks of desperation.
MACS Offline
#113 Posted:
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Oh... and Florida posted a 21.8 Billion budget surplus.

What was Cali's deficit? Asking for a friend. Cool

Edit: And FL has NO state tax and CA has some of the highest. lol
Gene363 Offline
#114 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
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HockeyDad wrote:
California billboards seen in LA and SF warn against moving to Texas by invoking mass shooting

https://www.sfgate.com/local/article/billboards-seen-in-LA-and-SF-warn-Texas-17395182.php


Sponsored by Texas for Texans.
HockeyDad Offline
#115 Posted:
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That actually is one of the theories. Texans wanting to stop Cali transplants.
rfenst Offline
#116 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
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HockeyDad wrote:
That was the dilemma. Once we meet with the move coordinator and realtor we’ll get a budget to spruce up things for sale. Paint and staging were my ideas for that money. The problem is I needed to pick paint now for the construction I’m paying for now. I could try to match the existing but it’s old enough that it won’t be perfect. Tried it before and it is noticeable. I could then come along in 3 months and repaint everything or go ahead and pick the final color and paint half under the current and half later. I went with that.

If the realtor has different colors for feng shui maybe I’ll still wind up painting it all again.

Seems like you are dealing with some very serious issues there. LOL.
HockeyDad Offline
#117 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
Seems like you are dealing with some very serious issues there. LOL.


It’s tough. I’ve got one white wall and three cobblestone. First world.
frankj1 Offline
#118 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
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HockeyDad wrote:
It’s tough. I’ve got one white wall and three cobblestone. First world.

first world is the only world, when ya think about the alternatives.
Mr. Jones Offline
#119 Posted:
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Did you get there yet?
HockeyDad Offline
#120 Posted:
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Moving truck departs Cali on November 1.
MACS Offline
#121 Posted:
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Yeeehaaaa!

Gene363 Offline
#122 Posted:
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Sounds like Thanksgiving in Texas, very appropriate.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#123 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Reeks of desperation.



Smells like they're trying to scare people from leaving the plantation!
rfenst Offline
#124 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Oh... and Florida posted a 21.8 Billion budget surplus.

What was Cali's deficit? Asking for a friend. Cool

Edit: And FL has NO state tax and CA has some of the highest. lol

Wait until we have a hurricane or bad tropical storm such that the surplus goes to bailing out over leveraged home owners insurance companies like Citizens and others.



BTW: When do you close and move in?
HockeyDad Offline
#125 Posted:
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Cabinets for bathroom #2 and wine nook going in today. Final electrical finished today.

Countertop cutting and then glass cutting will be next. Those are a bit slower.
HockeyDad Offline
#126 Posted:
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Walkthrough with the moving company in an hour.
HockeyDad Offline
#127 Posted:
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Marble countertops measured today and now off for cutting.

Glass measurements on Tuesday.

Bathroom remodel is still progressing quickly.
Ram27 Offline
#128 Posted:
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Applause
Ram27 Offline
#129 Posted:
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One two NEIN for Bucky Beer
HockeyDad Offline
#130 Posted:
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Mudding, knockdown texturizing, and priming look good. All taped up and paint tomorrow.

I hate anything to do with painting but this should accelerate the process.

I think we have a cabinet guy coming also and glass measurement is Tuesday.
8trackdisco Offline
#131 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Mudding, knockdown texturizing, and priming look good. All taped up and paint tomorrow.

I hate anything to do with painting but this should accelerate the process.

I think we have a cabinet guy coming also and glass measurement is Tuesday.


Will you be living near Dkeage?
HockeyDad Offline
#132 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Will you be living near Dkeage?


Maybe. Right now it looks like Sugar Land #1 The Woodlands #2.
HockeyDad Offline
#133 Posted:
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Paint day. First coat done. 107 degrees outside so no cigar break.
HockeyDad Offline
#134 Posted:
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Paint turned out great. Meanwhile…

California will face its highest chance of blackouts this year as a brutal heat wave continues to blanket the state with triple-digit heat, officials warned Monday.

As people crank up their air conditioners, the state forecast record levels of energy use that could exceed supply Monday evening, said Elliot Mainzer, president of California Independent System Operators (CAISO), which runs the state’s electrical grid.

CAISO late Monday issued an Energy Emergency Alert 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Consumers during the alert are strongly urged to cut back on energy use.
Ram27 Offline
#135 Posted:
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Paint >>>>>Applause Applause
Sunoverbeach Offline
#136 Posted:
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Congrats on progress. My first coat "looks different" on the wall. Half a dozen test colors later and no resolution, and can't I work on the rest while it's decided. Thinking about prepping 3/4 of the ground floor to force the issue
Gene363 Offline
#137 Posted:
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Hey Kalifornia, HD has fresh paint to get dry, grant his air conditioner an exception! ram27bat
HockeyDad Offline
#138 Posted:
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Energy Emergency Alert 3: ISO is unable to meet minimum Contingency Reserve requirements

Fun times. MACS is missing out
MACS Offline
#139 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Energy Emergency Alert 3: ISO is unable to meet minimum Contingency Reserve requirements

Fun times. MACS is missing out


JEA bud... one stop shopping. Water, sewer, power... all in one bill. 5 generating stations in Jax plus a solar field and agreements to purchase Nuke energy.
8trackdisco Offline
#140 Posted:
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Imagine how much energy would be used if all of the people who escaped the state were still there.
Gene363 Offline
#141 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Imagine how much energy would be used if all of the people who escaped the state were still there.


That's nothing compared to all the fuel wasted by parents driving kids to and from school, in particular, the time they spend idling in line waiting to pick them up. horse
MACS Offline
#142 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Imagine how much energy would be used if all of the people who escaped the state were still there.


I've already run into a few asylum seekers from Commiefornia.
Ram27 Offline
#143 Posted:
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Let's not forget Hockey's adventure
Beer
HockeyDad Offline
#144 Posted:
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Good progress on bathroom #2 remodel. Glass installed on Friday and countertops yesterday. Needs tile and fixtures so maybe 5 days left of work.

Prolly never use this bathroom before we move. Oh well.

Met with the house sale coordinator. She’s routing us to two approved realtors. I need the bathroom done before they come in and do their market assessment.

Once they do the market assessment we can do recommended cosmetic improvements.

Wife goes to Houston on Oct 2 to look at and rent a house.

Movers pack on Oct 31.


It’s all lined up until it isn’t. Wife said last night…we’re running out of weekends. Yup.
Ram27 Offline
#145 Posted:
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Wonderful Applause
HockeyDad Offline
#146 Posted:
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So far so good but getting stressful. Unlike MACS, when we arrive in Houston we will go to work the next day! Hopefully our stuff doesn’t cruise the country like his did.

We are trying to line it up so the moving truck goes door to door. No storage. I’ve done 4 cross country moves and that works best.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#147 Posted:
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Well, about half the distance, so should only take half the time of Macs current wait. He'll let you know what that was eventually
HockeyDad Offline
#148 Posted:
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His stuff is on EBay.
MACS Offline
#149 Posted:
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TAG... you're it, mutha fugga.

My journey is OVAH!!
HockeyDad Offline
#150 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
TAG... you're it, mutha fugga.

My journey is OVAH!!


I owe you dinner! You beat me.
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