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PostPosted: May 7, 2018, 3:51 pm 
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Not a car project this time though.
My job changed to a remote position a few months ago. That got Wifey Dearest to thinking "Hmmm remote, that means anywhere right?" After a brief convo with my boss, it was confirmed, I can live and work from anywhere.

For the past couple of months we've been shopping for houses in Greensboro, NC. Wifey Dearest is from Greensboro and I'm from High Point. Most of our families are still there or very close by. We moved away just over 20 years ago in February 1998, now it's time to go home.

Earlier today an offer was accepted, so we're on to the next chapter.

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Congratulations! Best of luck with the new adventure. :cheers:

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Ah, where's the BIG shop?

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Nice looking house, however looks like too much lawn mowing required. Also appears to have to have plenty of room for a large work shop/garage.

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No shop on property yet. I'm looking at the cost of adding something. Haven't come up with specs and dimension yet, but a shop will be required for my sanity.

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Another move so soon? This one sounds more permanent. Congratulations! and get started on planning that workshop!

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Chuck, I never would have made this last move if I had known my office was closing. Thankfully I changed roles to remote instead of unemployed like so many others at this plant.

I don't know if this will be our forever home, but it's kind of the goal. There is life on one level, about 1/4 acre with a space for a small garden, some blueberry bushes, a grape arbor and a fruit tree or two; plus ample space for a work shop.

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My advice? Build the shop FIRST, before the other stuff!! You know, just to make sure other stuff doesn't suddenly "take precedence"!! :D :roll: :cheers:

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Some of the other stuff has to take precedence. Going to have windows and bathroom fixtures replaced, and not sure about kitchen cabinets or flooring.

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Yo, Tommy!
Congrats on the new gig, new house, new location! My Dad's family is from High Point. In some strange turn of events, my sister wound up living there after college, is still in the area. (I have a cousin in the house building/renovating business there, if ya ever need a hand with that shop building...)

Keep us posted on your progress...

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JD,
I'll definitely take you up on some contacts. I haven't lived here for 20 years and everyone I knew in the trades is old or retired.

Latest update on the house:
It got clean reports on termites, mold, and radon. The mechanical inspector found some cracks in the brick and water damage on the trim and siding. I'm not at all surprised about water damage to Masonite siding, but it does offer a negotiating point for later today.

I'm getting quotes on new windows and vinyl siding. Also looking at adding French doors out the back of the house onto a patio.
I figure if the siding is coming off, I "might as well" (See the might as wells happen in houses just like the do on cars) add the French doors and put a double window in the master bedroom. It's only a couple of hours work to reframe and make it a much nicer space.

The vinyl will also keep a paint brush out of my hands down the road which gives me more time for fun stuff.

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