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Le HockeyDad to Texas Journey Journal
MACS Offline
#151 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,478
HockeyDad wrote:
I owe you dinner! You beat me.


Next time you're in town... You're on!
frankj1 Offline
#152 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 42,718
HockeyDad wrote:
His stuff is on EBay.

HA!
MACS Offline
#153 Posted:
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Posts: 76,478
Sunoverbeach wrote:
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


Well, to be fair... I DID leave CA with no address to give them. And then when we went into escrow I held off telling them until I was sure we were going to close. But that was 3 weeks ago, so....

What I learned today was that my stuff was stored... then put on a large trailer and brought to Miami, where it was transferred to the local, smaller truck for delivery to me. So they literally drove past me to bring my stuff to Miami and unload it, load it on a smaller truck, and bring it to me. Frying pan Brick wall

It's here now, so the wife and I will start unpacking, hanging pictures, arguing... ya know... the usual.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#154 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Save your energy. Just knuckle under and do as you're told
delta1 Offline
#155 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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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



the CA surplus is more than 4X the FL surplus...just telling a friend...



https://www.ppic.org/blog/budget-surplus-divides-californians/

HockeyDad Offline
#156 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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Budget surplus = overtaxation. Now how to spend it and make it vanish. Maybe the unfunded pension liability? Don’t bet on it!
rfenst Offline
#157 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
Posts: 37,174
delta1 wrote:
the CA surplus is more than 4X the FL surplus...just telling a friend...
https://www.ppic.org/blog/budget-surplus-divides-californians/

Where exactly did that surplus money come from? I'm curious...

IMO, Florida should never have a true surplus. It must always be ready to heavily bailout its state owned homeowners insurer and others it re-insures when there is a hurricane
HockeyDad Offline
#158 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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rfenst wrote:
Where exactly did that surplus money come from? I'm curious...

IMO, Florida should never have a true surplus. It must always be ready to heavily bailout its state owned homeowners insurer and others it re-insures when there is a hurricane


I think they found it. Maybe lottery tickets.
HockeyDad Offline
#159 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
Posts: 44,242
No construction crew today. Bummer.
MACS Offline
#160 Posted:
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Took Al 3 weeks to dig that up... lol
HockeyDad Offline
#161 Posted:
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Posts: 44,242
MACS wrote:
Took Al 3 weeks to dig that up... lol


He’s slow. He’s retired.
delta1 Offline
#162 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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rfenst wrote:
Where exactly did that surplus money come from? I'm curious...

IMO, Florida should never have a true surplus. It must always be ready to heavily bailout its state owned homeowners insurer and others it re-insures when there is a hurricane


mostly from increased higher than projected tax revenues from large corporations and wealthiest residents, so Hockey Dad is correct...another part is from federal pandemic assistance funds



HockeyDad wrote:
He’s slow. He’s retired.


yeah...I was gone for three weeks and was slow to go back and catch up...saw MACS's post about CA's budget deficit a few days ago and thought he was wrong, as usual...I remembered that Gov. Newsom had proposed sending refunds to tax-payers in June, when the surplus was announced, but DGAF then, since we don't qualify...but the surplus came up in a story in the newspaper the other day, so...
MACS Offline
#163 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,478
That state is still a dadgum dumpster fire. And ya boy Bidey is turning the country into one, now. Congrats.

Better get out faster HD....

https://tinyurl.com/mr25fn6p
DrMaddVibe Offline
#164 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
Posts: 52,896
delta1 wrote:
the CA surplus is more than 4X the FL surplus...just telling a friend...



https://www.ppic.org/blog/budget-surplus-divides-californians/





"Last month, Governor Newsom released a $300.7 billion spending plan and announced an estimated $97.5 billion state budget surplus as part of the May Revision to the 2022–2023 state budget."


THANKS!
Gene363 Offline
#165 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,772
MACS wrote:
That state is still a dadgum dumpster fire. And ya boy Bidey is turning the country into one, now. Congrats.

Better get out faster HD....

https://tinyurl.com/mr25fn6p


I'm still sore about the tax bite California took the year we left for Texas. The anger returned when years after leaving when we sold our California house and the California wanted to withhold money from the sale. I only avoided that by doing a 1031 exchange of rental properties.
delta1 Offline
#166 Posted:
Joined: 11-23-2011
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MACS wrote:
That state is still a dadgum dumpster fire. And ya boy Bidey is turning the country into one, now. Congrats.

Better get out faster HD....

https://tinyurl.com/mr25fn6p


you poor boy...what'd he screw up now?

so which country you gonna run to?
MACS Offline
#167 Posted:
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Really, Al... what hasn't Biden screwed up?

Do I miss CA weather? Absolutely.

Hopefully I don't have to run to another country. We just need to endure this sh-tshow and pray we can get back on track soon after he exits. Pray
HockeyDad Offline
#168 Posted:
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It rained yesterday for 15 minutes. Real rain. Reminded me of Florida.

Countertops installed. Tiling done grouting today. Shower faceplate was the wrong part and was wrong from the original design. Needed a two way diverter not a one way. New part ordered. Will prolly be the last thing installed.

Still need the closet doors installed this week.

It’s almost done and then the realtors can do their walkthrough and do their market estimate.

6 weekends left until the moving truck arrives.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#169 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
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Awesome...sounds like you'll be out before the year ends.
HockeyDad Offline
#170 Posted:
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We leave November 1.
HockeyDad Offline
#171 Posted:
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Wife is in Houston this week to find a house to rent.

I’m here with final inspection for bathroom remodel on Monday.
Realtor on Tuesday
Painter on Wednesday
Realtor on Thursday

T minus 30 days.

deadeyedick Online
#172 Posted:
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Might be T minus 30 days for us too. Looking at an offer on our mountain house.
Ram27 Offline
#173 Posted:
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Think
rfenst Offline
#174 Posted:
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HD, did you rent a house yet?
HockeyDad Offline
#175 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
HD, did you rent a house yet?


We have an offer in on one to rent and 5 backup choices.

They still need to verify my employment. They already have pay stubs and I sent them the steps for employment verification from my work email. Basically they need to get official confirmation that I didn’t quit my job within the last 9 days and still have corporate email access.

Here’s your sign.
MACS Offline
#176 Posted:
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^Ya cain't fix stoopit.
HockeyDad Offline
#177 Posted:
Joined: 09-20-2000
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MACS wrote:
^Ya cain't fix stoopit.


Sometimes you just gotta laugh!

I hate jumping through stupid hoops.
HockeyDad Offline
#178 Posted:
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Packing day is still Oct 31. Moving truck pickup is Nov 1. Delivery window in Nov 7-18 for direct delivery.

I met with two realtors. I’m just waiting on their market assessments and then we pick a realtor. If they are off by more than 5% a third realtor will do an assessment.

Looks like I need to line up some new carpet and some paint.

We need to schedule a day for our trash/recycle pickup during the week before the move.

I wouldn’t mind adding a few plants and bark to the front yard. Kinda running out of time.
HockeyDad Offline
#179 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
HD, did you rent a house yet?


Done. Sugar Land, Texas
MACS Offline
#180 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Done. Sugar Land, Texas


I know one of your neighbors... Anxious
deadeyedick Online
#181 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
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MACS wrote:
I know one of your neighbors... Anxious


Just look for the sign that says "We don't call 911"
HockeyDad Offline
#182 Posted:
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Posts: 44,242
Babylon Bee got these accurate!


Californians move to Texas: Moving Day

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HlDWzN6TW5Y&feature=emb_logo

Californians move to Texas: The Cookout

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3MOy6Z_UP7c&feature=emb_rel_end
Gene363 Offline
#183 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
Posts: 28,772
HockeyDad wrote:
Babylon Bee got these accurate!


Californians move to Texas: Moving Day

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HlDWzN6TW5Y&feature=emb_logo

Californians move to Texas: The Cookout

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3MOy6Z_UP7c&feature=emb_rel_end



LOL! I had seen the first one, the second is hilarious. I know a fellow that married a vegan, lived in Texas and introduced her to brisket... she is no longer a vegan.
HockeyDad Offline
#184 Posted:
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I hope they make more of these. I’m not sure they even realize how spot on they are!
Gene363 Offline
#185 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I hope they make more of these. I’m not sure they even realize how spot on they are!


True!
Whistlebritches Offline
#186 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
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HockeyDad wrote:
Done. Sugar Land, Texas



About damn time.........we've been waiting on you
tonygraz Offline
#187 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
I hope they make more of these. I’m not sure they even realize how spot on they are!


Did you set your watch back 200 years ?
rfenst Offline
#188 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
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HockeyDad wrote:
We have an offer in on one to rent and 5 backup choices.

They still need to verify my employment. They already have pay stubs and I sent them the steps for employment verification from my work email. Basically they need to get official confirmation that I didn’t quit my job within the last 9 days and still have corporate email access.

Here’s your sign.

They won't simply accept authorization to pull a credit report and just have you provide a bank or other statement showing access to enough cash on hand to pay 12 mos. rent? That is all the landlord's realtor required of Noah a few months ago. He told me it was the best indicator for both students and non-students.
HockeyDad Offline
#189 Posted:
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rfenst wrote:
They won't simply accept authorization to pull a credit report and just have you provide a bank or other statement showing access to enough cash on hand to pay 12 mos. rent? That is all the landlord's realtor required of Noah a few months ago. He told me it was the best indicator for both students and non-students.


It was a bit comical and I was seriously close to bailing on it but we got it done.

We even did a “meet and greet” over Zoom. They did seem very nice.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#190 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
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HockeyDad wrote:
Done. Sugar Land, Texas



So it is written...so shall it be done.

If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.
deadeyedick Online
#191 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
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Whistlebritches wrote:
About damn time.........we've been waiting on you


You know he is just a transient don't you? BigGrin
8trackdisco Offline
#192 Posted:
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HD,
Are you and the wife parachuting into your new Texas home? Being it is Fly Over Country and all.
HockeyDad Offline
#193 Posted:
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Texas isn’t flyover county. It’s on the gulf coast! People actually want to be in Texas.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#194 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Texas isn’t flyover county. It’s on the gulf coast! People actually want to be in Texas.


You sound like a campaign ad.
Stogie1020 Offline
#195 Posted:
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Those BB videos were awesome!
HockeyDad Offline
#196 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
You sound like a campaign ad.


I’m disappointed that I won’t get there in time to register to vote and vote against Robert Francis O'Rourke and cancel all of Brewha’s votes in general.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#197 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
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HockeyDad wrote:
I’m disappointed that I won’t get there in time to register to vote and vote against Robert Francis O'Rourke and cancel all of Brewha’s votes in general.


Don't worry. His mom and dad will do that.
dkeage Offline
#198 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Done. Sugar Land, Texas

Donde?
HockeyDad Offline
#199 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
Donde?


Near the H-E-B and Whataburger.
dkeage Offline
#200 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Near the H-E-B and Whataburger.

That could be anywhere!

Greatwood?
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