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The Hobbit Hole XXXVIII - There and Back Again!

Posted on 09/23/2009 6:19:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog

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TOPICS: The Hobbit Hole
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To: HairOfTheDog

I need newspaper for dishes and other breakables...haven’t figured out where to finagle some yet. Most everything else I’m not currently using is packed, but not yet in the trailer.

I have next Monday and the following Friday off. Hopefully it’s enough, with the weekends thrown in. Brother seems convinced that we can do most if not all of it Monday, provided he does much of the organizing and loading of the furniture. ;-) Hopefully by then I’ll just have the bed, the good desk, miscellaneous bookshelves and the dresser. Not much else.

It’s all made tricky by the fact that he really only gets Sundays and Mondays off, I probably won’t get the key until Monday, and this month ends on a Sunday. Can I lobby for a leap year?

Meanwhile, I have a sister out there somewhere who may or may not be arriving at some point. We don’t know exactly where she is or where or when she’s likely to show up and have no contact information for along the way.

‘Cause I needed more drama this week.

Oh, and the trash people won’t let me pay ‘em without permission from my new landperson, who hasn’t yet returned this afternoon’s call, which probably just means she’s busy, but I’m antsy about it. I’m not going to feel like this is real until I’m really there, I’m afraid.

I sold the little oven today. *snif* End of an era.


1,621 posted on 02/18/2010 9:16:29 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

I wouldn’t get antsy about the garbage...

That is solvable when you get there :~)

I just remembered my farrier is coming at noon on monday... will be a couple hours there in the middle of the day when I’ll have to be holding horses. But if we can do a trip early, you can be packing the trailer, and the truck, while I’m doing that. Will work out good for me on the loading huh :~)


1,622 posted on 02/18/2010 9:28:37 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: RosieCotton

Ah! You’re moving too? I guess I missed that. Got a good new place?


1,623 posted on 02/18/2010 9:35:09 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

I’m more worried about the not calling back than the garbage, ‘cause my mind keeps thinking somehow I’ll be found out as resident of a scummy trailer and this whole move will be called off and I’ll be stuck here. Irrational, I know.

But the garbage pickup account dealie is also the one last thing I don’t have set up—power’s set, cable’s set, mail is set to forward...all that. I don’t like holes in my completion. ;-)

I have an appointment first thing in the morning on Monday, so I figure we could do a load right after that, maybe nine or nine-thirty or so? And then we (brother and sister and whoever else I can recruit) can load while the farrier’s here. Sounds good. If I can get all the boxes in there over the weekend, that first load can be all the boxes, and then furniture later.

I don’t think the loading will be too bad, unless I’ve obtained a washer and dryer by then. But driving and parking the trailer seems like the harder part. :-\


1,624 posted on 02/18/2010 9:37:29 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

I’ll drive the trailer ;~)

I’ll bring the blue pickup over on Sat morning... you can load it too, before we hook it up.... easier that way.


1,625 posted on 02/18/2010 9:39:45 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

It really does look nice. I can’t stop exploring those pictures, looking at all the nooks and crannies. I can’t wait to see it in person.


1,626 posted on 02/18/2010 9:41:13 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Ramius

Have you looked at the Bing, you really can zoom around and look close... you can see the beaver dams, there’s two big ones... the one on the little creek that flows into the main creek is quite a dam.

And you can see some of the little bridges he’s made down there.


1,627 posted on 02/18/2010 9:42:52 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Ramius

Yeah! Perfect for me, really. So much so that it seems too good to be true and I’m waiting for reality to come crashing down. ;-) It’s a rental, but just the right rental: cute little house with a big back fenced yard for Cisco, nice neighbors, out away from town, and *right* on the bike trail. As in I walk out the front door and there it is, just a few feet across the road. So I can ride to work in nice weather, and ride for fun, or walk/run Cisco whenever I want.

I’m supposed to be out of this place by the end of the month, which is approaching with alarming speed.

I already signed a rental agreement, but I’m still worried somehow something will go wrong before I’m actually *in*.


1,628 posted on 02/18/2010 9:44:24 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: HairOfTheDog

We’ll have to figure out the best route, too. The shortest way from this direction is twisty, and on some pretty narrow roads—OK in the car, but probably not fun with a trailer. Maybe we can look at Google Maps over the weekend or something.


1,629 posted on 02/18/2010 9:47:45 PM PST by RosieCotton
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To: RosieCotton

I don’t mind twisty ways as long as the horses aren’t in the trailer. We can go that way. :~)


1,630 posted on 02/18/2010 9:50:39 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Squantos
I will ask as to overall length when stock is folded if ya have time !

It measures 28 1/2 inches folded. Some makers of cop gear make "low profile" cases for 29-inch SBRs. I'm looking into something like that myself.

1,631 posted on 02/18/2010 10:12:09 PM PST by 300winmag (Trijicon: Still the Jesus Scope, and a good way to offend people who deserve it.)
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To: RosieCotton

Shweeet. Nothing will go wrong. Sounds most excellent.


1,632 posted on 02/18/2010 10:28:21 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ummm.....I don’t see any pictures.

I’m sure it’s nice,though.


1,633 posted on 02/19/2010 7:40:40 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed
Oh rats! How about this?

It's the wide view of the property, runs all the way down to the creek, and then a third of a mile further up stream...

And this is more of a zoom-in on the buildings and the upper pasture:


1,634 posted on 02/19/2010 7:46:36 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog

Kewl!! Lots of green stuff!!

So you say there’s a lot of painting to be done? Is it another “undo the 70’s decorating” thing? :)

Hope there isn’t any wallpaper to strip. *shudder*


1,635 posted on 02/19/2010 8:18:55 AM PST by Overtaxed
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To: Overtaxed

Not as bad as the 70s.... It’s in 1984.

There is wallpaper in the kitchen that I had to promise my friend Kay I’d remove.... but I don’t know if we’ll do that first, or later... It’s actually not as bad in person as it was in the photo she saw.

We’ll be back there today for the inspection, I plan on taking a LOT of photos, for planning purposes. :~)


1,636 posted on 02/19/2010 8:24:14 AM PST by HairOfTheDog
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To: Ramius; RosieCotton; HairOfTheDog; g'nad
Right....what could...possibly...go...wrong....


1,637 posted on 02/19/2010 10:40:19 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet Him.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Congrats to you and Ecurbh, looks like the place you were describing way back when. We got the red x the first time but the second set, whoa, that is nice, really nice. Again, Kudos, OB & LSA


1,638 posted on 02/19/2010 3:59:05 PM PST by osagebowman
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To: RosieCotton

Could you ask some of the folks you work with to save their newspapers for you for the next week or so?


1,639 posted on 02/19/2010 5:02:14 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ; RosieCotton; osagebowman

I hate to say this... but newspapers are .50 cents. $2 on Sundays, with all the ad paper and stuffing you could want. :~)

Osage - thank you :~) We just got back from the inspection, and we’re a little overwhelmed with information and tired. I think it’s OK if we want it to be... nothing major, we’ll see when we get his final report, in print, tomorrow.


1,640 posted on 02/19/2010 5:46:45 PM PST by HairOfTheDog
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