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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 04, 2016, 11:04:21 PM
Sadly we had to bid adieu to our dream of having our home where we wanted it and the exact home we wanted. We ended up putting a bid on another home.

:(

I hope the next place is nice. Is it nice?


Yeah. My wife likes it a lot. The home itself is super nice. A lot less land and second rate Internet service. We looked at another one right down the street from the home we were going to have built. The land was nice. It had an AMAZING garage and shop (about 750 square feet). The home itself though was old and outdated. Too much so to justify living in an updating.... According to my wife. Happy wife happy life right?
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 04, 2016, 09:52:08 AM
Sadly we had to bid adieu to our dream of having our home where we wanted it and the exact home we wanted. We ended up putting a bid on another home.
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 11:25:51 AM
Fuck home buying. The developer is an asshole. I have heard most in the construction business are greedy and sleazy. Never have I seen it be so true.
In all faitness, construction work is VERY difficult. One missing permit or failed inspection and literally entire structures need to be taken down and made again at a later time. I recall one instance when an apartment I was doing work in was inspected and it was discovered that they lacked a permit to create an outdoor decl...that had already been fully built and furnished. The construction company had to pull the whole thing, re-file a permit, and rebuild the whole thing. The best part was they HAD a permit, but the permit wording apparently didn't acknowledge the outdoor deck as a part of the apartment proper or something I forget the details. Not saying that some of these guys aren't douchebags, but construction is fuckall convoluted. Make yourself involved as much as possible and look into everything you can.

I get that and I can appreciate that. My issue is the lying and misinformation. or no information. Seriously. I would rather hear bad news that is the truth than get strung along and told incorrect information. I have been trying to keep myself involved and aware. The problem is they lie. Like telling me that the wetlands lady would be out this week. Then when I called her since she is a civil servant and it's my right as a citizen to do that, she had no idea what I was talking about. When I called them to tell them the time frame she gave (3-6 weeks) they called the site guy, and then called me back and yelled at me and told me that now the county is going to do a full investigation of the wet lands instead of doing a "courtesy drive by". Maybe if they had told me that instead of telling me they were coming to survey it. But the entire scenario is a lie anyway because she had no idea about the property. Also, somehow in the span of about 9 minutes were able to called the site guy, the site guy calls the county, the site guy then  calls the sales guy back, who is then able to call me? It seems implausible that all of the information about it being made into a "full investigation" could be learned within that 9 minute period with all those phone calls needing to be made. Also...and I can't stress this enough....if they had just explained to me what was going on I wouldn't have called. I would have just waited. Instead I called because they have given me less than accurate information before.

Oh, and the mortgage guy tells me they have 22 houses and sites to do (it's manufactured homes) and that the homes aren't expected to start being delivered until end of June. and they can only do 2 houses per week. And the home manufacturer doesn't have our order yet.

Our landlord wants us to sign a lease and rent just went up. We are month to month and don't want to sign a lease because we are supposed to be out by the end of July or at the latest August. Without a single tree being cut down so far it seems like a pipe dream.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2016, 12:23:11 AM
Fuck home buying. The developer is an asshole. I have heard most in the construction business are greedy and sleazy. Never have I seen it be so true.
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 27, 2016, 06:15:25 PM
We are now  being told that clearing can't begin because an ecological study needs to be performed because of a small patch of wet lands. It could take a week. It could take 3 months. Fuuu
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2016, 10:56:01 PM
The company doing the clearing of the land is pissing me off. They haven't started clearing like they were supposed to. I have been assured it will start by Friday. We are a week behind though. I know they factor in delays but fuuuuuuu
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 19, 2016, 11:09:59 PM


I like pickles too.  If you ever go down south, deep fried dill pickle slices are a thing... and they are delicious. 

Fried pickles are amazing. I beer batter and fry my own. Using pickles I made myself.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2016, 10:38:23 AM
If the work for Walmart, shouldn't you atleast allow them the illusion that the people they serve have an equally shitty life fueled by low expectations and calorie rich escapism?

Besides, considering what I've seen of Walmart online, it may not be an illusion...

I have never understood the stigma of working at Walmart or McDonalds. People assume that the people working there are shit. Why? Because they have jobs? Because they are just trying to make ends meet? Not everyone is qualified to do more. That doesn't make them shitty or mean they have a shitty life. Sometimes there are not a lot of jobs available and to provide for their family a person will take whatever they can get. Why denigrate them? Does it make people feel better to assume they are superior to someone with a "shitty" job? Without the people willing to work those jobs you wouldn't be able to cash out at your local store.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 17, 2016, 03:44:52 PM
All of the permits came back to start the house. They will be clearing the land starting sometime this week. I have ordered a drone to take aerial photographs of the progress.
25  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: May 04, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
I finished the legend of drizzt books 1-3 that are wrapped in one book. I loved it. They do some interesting stuff with D&D lore and there are good twists given Drizzt's background. It is all pretty straightforward but it is a damn fun journey.

Complaint about the set. In the last book there were groups of blank pages a out every 30 pages or so. I was forced to buy that book, Sojourn, on kindle

If you want to buy any of the Drizzt books signed by RA Salvatore, let me know. I have a few ;-)


Reading The Seven Forges. It is an interesting book series so far. Only on book 2.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Awesome deals - 2016 version - Save money for that NX on: April 29, 2016, 11:02:04 PM
If anyone is looking for a nice 4k TV Walmart has a 55 inch LG for 523. It's a clearance model that sells for 700 everywhere online.
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 25, 2016, 10:44:36 AM
My wife pledged to the kickstarter for the Dark Souls board game for me as a surprise!
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 17, 2016, 05:35:41 PM
I drink Mt Dew for breakfast because the third ingredient is orange juice.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 14, 2016, 08:14:07 PM
Someone suggested pics or it didn't happen about my home so here is a panoramic shot of the front of the land before the work has been started. It should. Be starting within a week or two.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 12, 2016, 11:39:13 PM
Been playing the games my wife got me for my birthday. Really enjoying Trails of Cold Steel or whatever it's called.
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