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Old 09-21-2014, 11:32 AM   #57
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grinding it out

house selling/buying….real estate business is sleazy…..uncompetitive, monopolistic, good ole boy cronyism and generally unfriendly mostly to buyers…..

real estate inspectors are a joke…

but anyway this house is gone and in a week so am i…

look out islands

we have found a few prospect for rentals on orcas island.

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vacation rentals and then look at property 21

room for more than one airstream…on the west side of orcas…paradise

as far away from texas as i can get at this age...
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:37 PM   #58
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:16 PM   #59
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#21 looks great! I'm sure you will enjoy that.
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:44 PM   #60
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trying to get ahead

always gets me in trouble.

I hired a real estate inspector for a "pre-listing" inspection so as to head off and repair any major items ……
the onus is to the buyer to hire his own inspector…and i am glad he did!

…turns out my inspector was at best negligent in their inspection….failing to climb on the roof and instead…just gave it the old from the ground look….

and lo and behold the buyers inspector found that my roof was "failing, granulating, and had minor hail damage……..

get outa town……

now i gotta replace the roof…insurance adjuster here tomorrow to see if they or me pick up the tab on the roof

but soon i'll be on an island and the only way in is a…. ferry…boat…..
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Old 09-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #61
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another piece of the puzzle

on the countdown to jumping off…Oct 2nd at latest….

the piece of the puzzle is getting my airstream back from camper clinic 2 in buda…tomorrow…been there for a month…just minor stuff…but i guess they are swamped….

but tomorrow the stream will be in the driveway for loading and preparation for liftoff next wednesday

So goodbye to the house in Elgin, Texas and adios lone star state……...
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on the countdown to jumping off…Oct 2nd at latest….

the piece of the puzzle is getting my airstream back from camper clinic 2 in buda…tomorrow…been there for a month…just minor stuff…but i guess they are swamped….

but tomorrow the stream will be in the driveway for loading and preparation for liftoff next wednesday

So goodbye to the house in Elgin, Texas and adios lone star state……...
Don't for get to change your location in your profile to Washington state.
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Old 09-23-2014, 04:33 PM   #63
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Old 09-23-2014, 06:27 PM   #64
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yea…...

after 68.5 years of mesquite…prickly pear…jack rabbits before they were extinct along with…….

"wanna go home with the armadillo…good country music from austin to abiiene…..and the hottest, driest summers (and winters) that you've ever seen……and the orcas lsland homesick blues….

vaya con dios….tejas

"all in good time my little pretty…….

were not in kansas anymore

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Old 09-24-2014, 01:10 PM   #65
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ticket to paradise

picked up the stream from camper clinic after a month stay for wheel bearing pack, brake check, new shower door, fantastic fan cover, ac check, roof leak fixed…we'll see….

and mostly a born new to me reconditioned hen sly hitch to replace the 18yearold on that was one previously….

put new michellin LTX MS2 tires on the tow and it feels like were on greased skids as we tool down the highway…..

if i can just get out of texas
without getting killed or caught
up the road to orcas island
and some land i ain't bought…..

the stream…last time in the hole in elgin texas
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:50 PM   #67
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will do

Olga is a beautiful little hamlet on the island of orcas…there is a house there that we are considering renting for the winter

can't wait to get and explore the entire san juan chain of islands...
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:17 PM   #68
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pondering homelessness

again. tonight is the last night to sleep in a bed in a house in texas…..forever

tomorrow all HER stuff, i have none that is not in the trailer or truck, will be put in a PODS storage unit , hauled away to await its final destination.

the remainder of the furniture will stay with the house as buyer wanted it and well…..C'est la vie

the first time we did this…sold house and hit the road…in search of …

Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"


The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

and each and every place we traveled was paradise and where we wanted to
be….until the next one arrived…


and during this time we realized….hey we can't be everywhere…struck by the obvious we punted….but had circled washington enough to know that somewhere there was where we wanted to be….and then the Islands came into our view…..

so now homeless again….in search for eldorado…in the straits of juan de fuca….

October 1st a trip from elgin, texas to abilene state park…..then the next day, like an aviator i will break the surly bonds of the great state of tejas with the intent of never returning…..

a texas longhorn in the rear view mirror…vaya con dios
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