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Le HockeyDad to Texas Journey Journal
HockeyDad Offline
#351 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
So, why can't computers just learn english instead us having to learn to code..?? Mellow


Because they’ll turn on us.
DrafterX Offline
#352 Posted:
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Those Bassards..!! Mad
HockeyDad Offline
#353 Posted:
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We have accepted an offer on our California house!
Ram27 Offline
#354 Posted:
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Congratulations Applause
Gene363 Offline
#355 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
We have accepted an offer on our California house!



Happy Thanksgiving! I hope the closing goes smoothly.
DrMaddVibe Offline
#356 Posted:
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Huzzah!
frankj1 Offline
#357 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
We have accepted an offer on our California house!

You planned your work, and you worked your plan...
it's the winning formula.

got a closing coming up on Monday for my mother's condo.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#358 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2017
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Sweet! Congrats
HockeyDad Offline
#359 Posted:
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I’ve been busy. Smoked one cigar in November. The whole month….one cigar.

Initial observations:

They run red lights here. Always.

They build roads here. Big roads. Wide roads. Stacked high roads. Roads that can only be dreamed of in California. In California they raise taxes for roads but they don’t build roads.

Galveston is kinda cool. Reminds me of Santa Cruz but with real industry too. (Oil)

I found a butcher that will cut bison ribeyes to order. This pleases me.

Lady Antebellum should not have changed their name.


House appraisal and inspections were yesterday. Inspections flagged a few things and some ticky-tack things.

Gene363 Offline
#360 Posted:
Joined: 01-24-2003
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HockeyDad wrote:
I’ve been busy. Smoked one cigar in November. The whole month….one cigar.

Initial observations:

They run red lights here. Always.

They build roads here. Big roads. Wide roads. Stacked high roads. Roads that can only be dreamed of in California. In California they raise taxes for roads but they don’t build roads.

Galveston is kinda cool. Reminds me of Santa Cruz but with real industry too. (Oil)

I found a butcher that will cut bison ribeyes to order. This pleases me.

Lady Antebellum should not have changed their name.


House appraisal and inspections were yesterday. Inspections flagged a few things and some ticky-tack things.




Better than the alternative and easy to fix.
deadeyedick Offline
#361 Posted:
Joined: 03-13-2003
Posts: 15,270
HockeyDad wrote:
I’ve been busy. Smoked one cigar in November. The whole month….one cigar.

Initial observations:

They run red lights here. Always.

They build roads here. Big roads. Wide roads. Stacked high roads. Roads that can only be dreamed of in California. In California they raise taxes for roads but they don’t build roads.

Galveston is kinda cool. Reminds me of Santa Cruz but with real industry too. (Oil)

I found a butcher that will cut bison ribeyes to order. This pleases me.

Lady Antebellum should not have changed their name.


House appraisal and inspections were yesterday. Inspections flagged a few things and some ticky-tack things.



They still fighting with the Vietnamese refugees or did they run them all out and take back that polluted Galveston Bay?
delta1 Offline
#362 Posted:
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Congrats on your successful relocation, LHD. Hope your new home exceeds all your expectations...
HockeyDad Offline
#363 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
They still fighting with the Vietnamese refugees or did they run them all out and take back that polluted Galveston Bay?


The Vietnamese won that war. Now I get pho and shaking beef!
HockeyDad Offline
#364 Posted:
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delta1 wrote:
Congrats on your successful relocation, LHD. Hope your new home exceeds all your expectations...


We still got a figure out the next move in prolly two years. Texas hill country or return to Florida.
Gene363 Offline
#365 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
They still fighting with the Vietnamese refugees or did they run them all out and take back that polluted Galveston Bay?


Wasn't that in Palacios Bay?
MACS Offline
#366 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
We still got a figure out the next move in prolly two years. Texas hill country or return to Florida.


Florida... St Augustine.

It's like, 40 minutes away.
deadeyedick Offline
#367 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
Wasn't that in Palacios Bay?


The book I read was about the golf coast from Galveston down to Corpus Christy mentioning many small crabbing and shrimping areas where the locals fought to drive out the refugee competition and the pollution from the chemical plants.
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#368 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
The book I read was about the golf coast from Galveston down to Corpus Christy mentioning many small crabbing and shrimping areas where the locals fought to drive out the refugee competition and the pollution from the chemical plants.


Gotcha.
HockeyDad Offline
#369 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Florida... St Augustine.

It's like, 40 minutes away.


St Augustine is on my list as an area of Florida I haven’t lived. Melbourne as well. My brother is pushing Fort Myers since he just moved down there.
MACS Offline
#370 Posted:
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They just got clobbered by Ian, no?
dkeage Offline
#371 Posted:
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Very few hurricanes in Texas hill country....
HockeyDad Offline
#372 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
They just got clobbered by Ian, no?


The area got clobbered but his neighborhood is fine. He’s got one palm tree with a pretty good lean to it that prolly needs to get removed. There are definitely areas that still look like a war zone.
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#373 Posted:
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Californians move to Texas: finale.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CEmT60tS2f4
HockeyDad Offline
#374 Posted:
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California house sale update: appraisal cleared. Repair items agreed.

Waiting on final loan approval and closing on 12/29.

Texas house: new furniture for the living room delivery delayed by a week. Sure would like our new couches!
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#375 Posted:
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A while ago I walked through the room as my wife was watching some home design reality show shot in Texas. I swear all the furniture in that state is made from pallets and ship-lap...
HockeyDad Offline
#376 Posted:
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Stogie1020 wrote:
A while ago I walked through the room as my wife was watching some home design reality show shot in Texas. I swear all the furniture in that state is made from pallets and ship-lap...


That’s Waco! My new furniture will be made by whatever material those 10 year old kids in China had on hand.
Stogie1020 Offline
#377 Posted:
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BigGrin
Gene363 Offline
#378 Posted:
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ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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#379 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
That’s Waco! My new furniture will be made by whatever material those 10 year old kids in China had on hand.



Why do you hate da Amish..?? Huh
HockeyDad Offline
#380 Posted:
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DrafterX wrote:
Why do you hate da Amish..?? Huh


They drive almost as slow as Brewha in his Tesla!
DrafterX Offline
#381 Posted:
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True..true... Mellow
tonygraz Offline
#382 Posted:
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I heard Brewha got stppped for going 130.
HockeyDad Offline
#383 Posted:
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Got a drivers license and ate at Whataburger yesterday.

Heading to Buc-ees today.

House sale moving along. Dealing with transferring Tesla solar panels is a pain in the ass.
MACS Offline
#384 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Got a drivers license and ate at Whataburger yesterday.

Heading to Buc-ees today.

House sale moving along. Dealing with transferring Tesla solar panels is a pain in the ass.


Never go solar... you'll be dead before the ROI is realized.
deadeyedick Offline
#385 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Never go solar... you'll be dead before the ROI is realized.


I have a dozen neighbors who say you are nuts.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#386 Posted:
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Did you take an exit Sol?
MACS Offline
#387 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
I have a dozen neighbors who say you are nuts.


Huh... didn't realize I knew anyone in Arizona except you. HA!

It was not right for me in CA, and it is definitely not right for me here in FL. My electric/water/sewage (they combine it in one bill here in Jax) for this month is $139. When my AC was running non-freakin-stop in September it was about $100 more... and I was watering my lawn every day.

What's the average price of a solar system? Anywhere from 25-30k? Not gonna start making money on that loss for at least 10 years, and that's if you pay cash for it and own it, outright.

That's MY situation. If you've got a bigger house with 2 AC units and a pool with a heater... YMMV.
deadeyedick Offline
#388 Posted:
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Only thing that is keeping me from doing it right now is my roof which is as old as the house about 30 years old. Not sure putting in solar panels on a roof that may be nearing replacement is smart.

Well, I always knew you were nuts but that is beside the point.Angel
Some of my neighbors have said they reached ROI in under 5 years and others have not had it that long but agree it looks like they will be there in under 6 years. Some are on a rental plan. The rebates up front can total as much as 30% of the cost up front.
HockeyDad Offline
#389 Posted:
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MACS wrote:
Never go solar... you'll be dead before the ROI is realized.


Solar made sense in Northern California because we bankrupted P G & E twice so my base rate was 31 cents and Tesla was 18 cents. My base rate here in 13 cents and there is not a single solar panel in the neighborhood.

You need government interference and manipulation to make it work.
MACS Offline
#390 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
Only thing that is keeping me from doing it right now is my roof which is as old as the house about 30 years old. Not sure putting in solar panels on a roof that may be nearing replacement is smart.

Well, I always knew you were nuts but that is beside the point.Angel Ed Zachary!

Some of my neighbors have said they reached ROI in under 5 years and others have not had it that long but agree it looks like they will be there in under 6 years. Some are on a rental plan. The rebates up front can total as much as 30% of the cost up front.


This is why everyone has to look at it individually. Like Le HD said... in NorCal and some areas of SoCal it makes sense, because the power companies rape you. Some of them are in kahoots with the solar companies and use the power YOU generate without paying you for it, or paying you pennies on the dollar for what they charge.
Gene363 Offline
#391 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Solar made sense in Northern California because we bankrupted P G & E twice so my base rate was 31 cents and Tesla was 18 cents. My base rate here in 13 cents and there is not a single solar panel in the neighborhood.

You need government interference and manipulation to make it work.


Yes, the government takes other people's money to make it work.
HockeyDad Offline
#392 Posted:
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Update:

The California house sold and closed on December 29. We are totally out of California and enjoying Sugar Land Texas.

There are things we will always miss about California but we can visit and not have to deal with living there.

The next step is where we move next. This is not permanent spot for us but I figure we are here for 1.5 years. Maybe that will be a new thread one day!
Gene363 Offline
#393 Posted:
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HockeyDad wrote:
Update:

The California house sold and closed on December 29. We are totally out of California and enjoying Sugar Land Texas.

There are things we will always miss about California but we can visit and not have to deal with living there.

The next step is where we move next. This is not permanent spot for us but I figure we are here for 1.5 years. Maybe that will be a new thread one day!



2022-2023 a very Happy New Year indeed. Applause Applause Applause
Stogie1020 Offline
#394 Posted:
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Congrats HD!
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