Ok, move to new house completed...Oh, I hope I don't have to move again for a decade...

Westerly Wood

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we just ran out of space with the kids getting bigger.
and I got those 2 lab puppies.
kind of lost my mind with all this covid stuff, but we managing ok.

but really, this is our 4th move since 2015. so i really cannot blame the covid :)

still, I hope we stick here for a good 5+ years, that would be awesome.

then i need to move to the mountains.

hope all are doing well.
 

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Ugh, I hate moving. Glad you're settling in and hope you get your 5+ years in before the next one. I'm the opposite (kids flown the coop) so my next move is downsizing. Did I mention I hate moving? :cool:
 

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Moving is awful. I hate moving. I really do. Glad you got it behind you woody but at 5 years I'd just be finally getting things the way I like them. I'm kind of happy/sorry about our downsizing 2.5 years ago. First of all having a single family home was better with space all around and our own pool. For those that never saw or forgot about the old house here's what we were dealing with backyard-wise:
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Nice to just say, "I wanna play in the pool!" throw off all your clothes and run nekkid out the slider and jump!! No one could see in and even if they could that's the kinda crime that carries it's own punishment, you know? Then an entire garage full of tools collected over the years. They needed going through anyway, but what a chore. And then you have stuff that's nice but no longer serves and there's no space for which means selling which is a pain in the a$$. Furniture is the worst. And now to go in the pool you have to a) get your swimwear on (WTF?) b) collect your towel. c) get the key. d) find shoes to e) walk down the street and maybe have to deal with other people (pool time isn't shared time) f) enjoy the pool then reverse the whole thing and come home. 2.5 years and I haven't been in the pool because it's too hard of work. It's nice having outside stuff and landscaping (front only) taken care of, but our little backyard has no access so they gotta come through the unit or climb over a 3 foot and then a 5 foot wall and yard guys charge for that!!!

So there's more but i'm thinking unless you really, REALLY need to downsize for some specific reason, I'd say don't do it. I miss my old house and pool. We maybe kinda probably shoulda stayed but it's too late now. And now I can't afford our old house. Sucks but that's life, huh??
 

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Congratulations on the move, Wood. I hope you and your entourage will be happy in the new spot.

Tom, not to rub salt into a wound, but I would have had a hard time leaving that back yard, not to mention having all the tools you need readily available, and the privacy. I've always liked having my stuff at hand. Any hobby I pick up, I make sure I have everything I need to do it at home, but keep in mind that when I first moved here it was a half hour drive to get to the edge of town. As things stand now I won't have to go to town much longer because town is coming here.
 

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If we downsize, it will be to a smaller house, still want a yard etc, and preferably on some water, etc. I want more privacy, not less! Just don't need the big house and I won't need the expensive "central" location. We'll see...

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We are in the process, (6 months now), of moving into the new house. Needed some work I could not do....granite and ceramic...and that was held up for 4 months.

Getting the current house ready for market...which is blisteringly hot....busy.

Good luck Wood....funny, I thought to myself when I read the title ...damn he's moving again!
 

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We downsized in 1988! A small home in a town of 1000 on the Oregon coast. Five miles south is the “big city” of almost 5000. Our daughter was born the same year, grown & on her own, but we’re still here. One thing I’ve learned is that I need to be near the ocean, and I need to have a view. Oh, and absolutely no hot weather. Those are needs, not wants!
 

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My next move will be in hopefully not too soon future in the picture. Add 6 feet down.
Obviously there will be the mandatory detour via abduction and morgue.
But present location and Endlösung are in the picture.

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Tom, not to rub salt into a wound, but I would have had a hard time leaving that back yard, not to mention having all the tools you need readily available, and the privacy. I've always liked having my stuff at hand. Any hobby I pick up, I make sure I have everything I need to do it at home, but keep in mind that when I first moved here it was a half hour drive to get to the edge of town. As things stand now I won't have to go to town much longer because town is coming here.
Well, I think I handled that about as well as could be expected. Our friend Phil loves doing little projects and when he heard about the amount of tools he was interested so I invited him over and we had a little visit and a free-for-all in the garage where we went through everything and at the end of it all, it truly lightened our load. I still have way too much, but the best thing is Phil was mid-town, but he rented that house and bought a new one for him and Morgan (gf and now fiance) and son, and it's right down the street!! So we've got him nearby for socializing and if I need anything I call and say, "You busy with the router right now?" and he says, I'm walking out the door in 20 minutes, I'll drop it by. So right now, I have no idea where my belt sander is, but it's either here or there and if I need it, i just go get it or he delivers. How awesome is that?? He takes good care of his stuff too. What a great solution!!!
 

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We are in the process.... Getting the current house ready for market...
Our old place has been on the market for several weeks. This damn pandemic has not stopped sales but has certainly slowed things down. Mrs. Cougar is staying at the old place and keeping it up for showings, and I'm sitting on the new place, which we had rented out for a couple years. I got the better part of that deal. I'm also working on our other new place, which is nearby but which purchase might have been a mistake. It's livable, but if we had the money (c'mon, powerball!), we'd just tear it down and put up something considerably better on its 3 acres of Clark Fork river-front property.

Over the past year or so, we've made three trips up to the new place with a UHaul trailer FULL of stuff, and we've still got a ton of stuff that we'll have to get movers to move, including a very nice Kawai upright. Fortunately we've got a super-large "shop" up here to store everything in while Mrs. Cougar does her massive remodel of this place. We've got to sell our old place first. Soon, hopefully!
 

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WOWEEE That was 32 years ago!
In reality, it was simply a matter of what we could afford at the time - but as a bonus, it’s worked out just fine in retirement!
 

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We just moved as well. My wife is a Realtor and we have been looking for something on the water. Found the perfect place on a canal with 80' of waterfront. Moving sucks, but working from home during the pandemic has kind of been a blessing. So many projects to do around the house. After moving I don't know how many times growing up as a military brat (Dad did 30 years in the Navy), then doing 20 years in the Marines myself...plus moving 4 more times since retirement, hopefully this will be the last move. The best part about this move is that we get to keep the boat at the house and I finally have my own mancave.

By the way, now is a great time to buy or sell. Interest rates are super low (ours is 2.87%) and the market is still going strong. If you are in the Pensacola area, I know a great Realtor...
 

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...By the way, now is a great time to buy or sell. Interest rates are super low (ours is 2.87%) and the market is still going strong....
I wish more buyers in the Salt Lake area knew that! Yeah, the interest rates are super low, but people have to have a job to make use of them. BTW, congrats on your new place!
 
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