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Le HockeyDad to Texas Journey Journal
HockeyDad Offline
#301 Posted:
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We have arrived. Go Astros!

Moving truck gets here on Wednesday.
DrafterX Offline
#302 Posted:
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You're gonna need a cowboy hat... Mellow
BuckyB93 Offline
#303 Posted:
Joined: 07-16-2004
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Get one of those big 10 gallon hats and some boots with spurs and stuff.
Gene363 Offline
#304 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
We have arrived. Go Astros!

Moving truck gets here on Wednesday.


Great! Time for some fajitas.
frankj1 Offline
#305 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
You're gonna need azzless chaps... Mellow


what have you heard?
DrafterX Offline
#306 Posted:
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Texans don't play dat.. Not talking
frankj1 Offline
#307 Posted:
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HD is an import though
8trackdisco Offline
#308 Posted:
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HD puts the ass in assless chaps. No worries there.
Congrats, HD.
HockeyDad Offline
#309 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
HD puts the ass in assless chaps. No worries there.
Congrats, HD.


I moved from San Francisco. Victor808 took me to Folsom Street Fair during my time there. Google it. Hit images. I dare you.
rfenst Offline
#310 Posted:
Joined: 06-23-2007
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Good luck,Tom.
RiverRatRuss Offline
#311 Posted:
Joined: 09-02-2022
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HockeyDad wrote:
We have arrived. Go Astros!

Moving truck gets here on Wednesday.


Congrats HD!!!

https://folsom.org.au/ Ummm So did ya get free drinks? Herfing

I always thought Victor808 was a little sensitive... d'oh!
MACS Offline
#312 Posted:
Joined: 02-26-2004
Posts: 76,478
HockeyDad wrote:
We have arrived. Go Astros!

Moving truck gets here on Wednesday.


See... now you did it right... but someone else paid for it, so it was doubly right.
HockeyDad Offline
#313 Posted:
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Couch, love seat, coffee table purchased. Gonna be a month before delivery.
HockeyDad Offline
#314 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
See... now you did it right... but someone else paid for it, so it was doubly right.


I always try to time out door to door for the moving truck.

Corporate funded moves definitely make things a bit easier and they use the big name movers.
HockeyDad Offline
#315 Posted:
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Meanwhile back in California: Interior of the house is painted. New carpet in three rooms. Staging this week and goes for sale this weekend.
DrafterX Offline
#316 Posted:
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New owners will repaint and rip out da carpet... Mellow
HockeyDad Offline
#317 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
New owners will repaint and rip out da carpet... Mellow


It’s possible.

The relocation budget paid for it.
dkeage Offline
#318 Posted:
Joined: 03-05-2004
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HockeyDad wrote:
Couch, love seat, coffee table purchased. Gonna be a month before delivery.

Should’ve gone to Gallery furniture. They do same day delivery. Plus Mack could use the money....Whistle
madspackler Offline
#319 Posted:
Joined: 03-07-2000
Posts: 3,593
Enjoy your new place - hope you sell the old place quickly.
Stogie1020 Offline
#320 Posted:
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Congrats!



Y'all.
MACS Offline
#321 Posted:
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What's the story, HD? You guys renting for the moment and looking for the new digs? Waiting for prices to drop further? Or did you find a place?
DrMaddVibe Offline
#322 Posted:
Joined: 10-21-2000
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He's out.

That's the only thing that matters.

Oh to be there to see him walk around his new city and witness what Freedom looks like.

Walk it off HD...walk it off.
HockeyDad Offline
#323 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
What's the story, HD? You guys renting for the moment and looking for the new digs? Waiting for prices to drop further? Or did you find a place?



The wife came to Houston and went house hunting a month ago. We are renting for a year until we figure out the next steps. I kinda figure we are here two years. We aren’t really looking at Houston as a long term location.

The thought is the next move will be more retirement based and could be a Texas hill country location or back to Florida. I’m eyeballing Saint Augustine or Melbourne. If we do wind up back in Florida I want an area we haven’t already lived.
HockeyDad Offline
#324 Posted:
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Wife got her drivers license and car registered yesterday. No more California tags!

We were driving under an underpass yesterday and I pointed out the vast amount of space that was enough for at least 50 tents. In NorCal it would have been packed with tents or fenced off by CalTrans and used to store tons of crap until it inevitably catches fire.
MACS Offline
#325 Posted:
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If you go to St Augustine, you'll be less than an hour away. Herfing
delta1 Offline
#326 Posted:
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hope you find peace in Houston, HD.... but you can't be serious rooting for the cheaters...say it aint so!
HockeyDad Offline
#327 Posted:
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Go Astros!


Move in day is here.
tonygraz Offline
#328 Posted:
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You should have stayed in Cal and bought a power ball ticket.
HockeyDad Offline
#329 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
You should have stayed in Cal and bought a power ball ticket.


Whoever won needs to move immediately or California is gonna take 12% in income tax.
MACS Offline
#330 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Whoever won needs to move immediately or California is gonna take 12% in income tax.


13.5%
HockeyDad Offline
#331 Posted:
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First truck is unloaded. Part of our load is on a second truck arriving tomorrow. Tonight is our last night in the hotel.
8trackdisco Offline
#332 Posted:
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tonygraz wrote:
You should have stayed in Cal and bought a power ball ticket.


He can’t afford the pay cut. He’s got 1.9 billion in the creases of the couch he hasn’t received yet. d'oh!
HockeyDad Offline
#333 Posted:
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Second truck arrived Saturday so everything is now here and we’re out of the hotel and in the house and buried in boxes.

Cali house went on the market yesterday with open houses this weekend.

Got enough of the kitchen unpacked to make Cuban garbanzo bean soup and 1905 salad on Friday and smoked some ribs yesterday.

Wife has to fly back to California today for a business trip!
HockeyDad Offline
#334 Posted:
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We’ve been here two weeks now. The house in California has now been on the market for ten days. We’ve received two crap offers and one that was close but too low.

Housing is in a recession nationwide. Silicon Valley is in a recession with many layoffs. 7% interest rates on mortgages have destroyed a lot of buying power and buyers are trying to get sellers to drop their price to make up for it. If the house sits long enough we do have a guaranteed buyout from the company so for now we are waiting and paying bills in two states. Fun!

Texas update: it is really weird seeing freeway underpasses without tent cities. It’s very clean here. Have not been to a Whataburger yet.
ZRX1200 Offline
#335 Posted:
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How’s the “ammo permit” situation now?
Gene363 Offline
#336 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
We’ve been here two weeks now. The house in California has now been on the market for ten days. We’ve received two crap offers and one that was close but too low.

Housing is in a recession nationwide. Silicon Valley is in a recession with many layoffs. 7% interest rates on mortgages have destroyed a lot of buying power and buyers are trying to get sellers to drop their price to make up for it. If the house sits long enough we do have a guaranteed buyout from the company so for now we are waiting and paying bills in two states. Fun!

Texas update: it is really weird seeing freeway underpasses without tent cities. It’s very clean here. Have not been to a Whataburger yet.


I have heard of a drop in mortgages to 6% but still high. I wish you the best, when we moved to South Carolina from Texas we almost ran out of duplicate home payments before selling the Texas house. We still had to throw in $17,500 to close. I hope you never have to that.
HockeyDad Offline
#337 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
How’s the “ammo permit” situation now?


I don’t have to get a background check to buy ammo anymore!
HockeyDad Offline
#338 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
I have heard of a drop in mortgages to 6% but still high. I wish you the best, when we moved to South Carolina from Texas we almost ran out of duplicate home payments before selling the Texas house. We still had to throw in $17,500 to close. I hope you never have to that.


When we moved from Florida to California back in 2015 we were selling two properties and one took months. That was painful. We don’t have to go too long before we can take the buyout and close the California chapter. We just need and offer for $1 over the guaranteed buyout and we will take it. (There is a bonus if we accept an offer and not the buyout!)
Gene363 Offline
#339 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
When we moved from Florida to California back in 2015 we were selling two properties and one took months. That was painful. We don’t have to go too long before we can take the buyout and close the California chapter. We just need and offer for $1 over the guaranteed buyout and we will take it. (There is a bonus if we accept an offer and not the buyout!)


Fingers crossed.
MACS Offline
#340 Posted:
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A few months ago I'd say, "no worries, you'll get it"... but mofos are bailing on that dumpster fire in droves and the people coming in really can't afford your neighborhood. lol

They're more of the overpass tent city types.
HockeyDad Offline
#341 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
A few months ago I'd say, "no worries, you'll get it"... but mofos are bailing on that dumpster fire in droves and the people coming in really can't afford your neighborhood. lol

They're more of the overpass tent city types.


That is kinda what we are seeing. The offers we’ve gotten are at their max qualifying and wanting us to drop price. They don’t know we have a guaranteed buyout after 2 months that is more than their offer. I can wait it out.
BuckyB93 Offline
#342 Posted:
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Good thing you locked into a guaranteed buy out. I think the market is on the cusp of a mini crash or correction.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#343 Posted:
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Couple of things I've read is talking crash/correction mid to late next year. One of them was talking similar to '08 style crash. Of course, they're all just guessing

Fingers crossed for you HD
DrMaddVibe Offline
#344 Posted:
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I'm just glad you GTFO there.

Congrats on the buyback backstop...that's a big relief factor right there.

Meanwhile...when you know...you know.

https://youtu.be/xsImFkLdE4A
DrMaddVibe Offline
#345 Posted:
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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/




What a day for a daydream...Whistle


https://www.kcra.com/article/california-faces-25-billion-budget-deficit-states-legislative-analyst-projects/41982419#
HockeyDad Offline
#346 Posted:
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Next rounds of layoffs:

Cisco - 4000
Google - 10000
HockeyDad Offline
#347 Posted:
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
I'm just glad you GTFO there.

Congrats on the buyback backstop...that's a big relief factor right there.

Meanwhile...when you know...you know.

https://youtu.be/xsImFkLdE4A


Buc-ees are like the size of a Walmart!
DrMaddVibe Offline
#348 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Buc-ees are like the size of a Walmart!


But with cashiers and great BBQ!!!
MACS Offline
#349 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Next rounds of layoffs:

Cisco - 4000
Google - 10000


They should learn to code... ain't that what those smug pieces of excrement told the oil workers?

Karma drives a large bus... and she will run you over then back up.
DrafterX Offline
#350 Posted:
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So, why can't computers just learn english instead us having to learn to code..?? Mellow
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