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Looking to move

Discussion in 'Family Life' started by CrealCritter, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Dec 30, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Only two of my sons want to go in on the purchase. I'm still thinking if I'm going to go through with the purchase or not. I need to make up my mind by Jan 4th, when I go back to work and talk to my boss. I really want to purchase the property but it's hard to justify with only two of my sons wanting to split the cost with me. I have the OK from the Chief Financial Officer (wife) but that doesn't mean I'm going to go through with it.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Probably a good thing that you're giving it serious thought instead of just jumping straight into it.
     
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    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Yep... The only thing holding me back is the cost of shipping for a successful hunt or fishing outing back to southern IL. My boss told me he paid dearly to have moose meat sent back to the the lower 48. It has to be sent back frozen and remain frozen during the whole trip back, they charge by the lb to ship it to the lower 48 and it's very expensive. I don't have a plane, nor have I ever even tried to pilot one. The property is pretty much useless if I can't afford to ship the spoils back home. You know a mature moose can get up to 1500lbs on the hoof. After processing, your looking at upwards of 900 to 1000 lbs that would need to packaged & shipped back frozen. I don't hunt just to hunt. if I'm going up there to hunt, I'm gonna eat it.
     
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  4. Dec 30, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Yep - lots to consider...
     
  5. Dec 30, 2018
    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Super Self-Sufficient

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    Sure is... And you can't let illusions of grandeur cloud your thoughts either.
     
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    baymule

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    That would knock me out of the running, right there.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    No, Rammy...never "lived" there except as a baby for first yr or two. Then moved as dad was Navy. Loved to visit. :) I haven't been back in -- gosh, maybe 20 yrs. Not many family there still a kickin'. :D Mom was last to pass, couple yrs ago, at 91.5 yrs. She'd been living here in VA over 65 years and with me for about 5.

    Yep. The isolation is too expensive, in this case, IMO.

    My late DH caught a huge sailfish in FL one year and of course, they said "oh, mount it!!" He did and flew it home ($$$) to VA. I told him he had to put it in his office, as a conversation piece. :D:D So, after he passed, his kids wanted ME to take it.....:lol: NO WAY! We all laugh about it and just said we were glad he had so much fun. Don't know what ever they did with it. Dumpster? :lol::lol: I just know that between the boat trip, mounting, special crate, shipping....that was about a $3K fish. Couldn't even eat it! Over 25 yrs ago.
     
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    Rammy

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    You can take the girl out of WVa, but you can never take the WVa out of the girl. :lol:
     
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    wyoDreamer

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    the internet says about 48 hours of drive time to get to Alaska from the US. Guess that would be an option, except that to get to the property you would need to fly in and out...
     
  10. Jan 7, 2019
    CrealCritter

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    Well I'm not going to buy the property in Alaska from my boss. It was a tough decision but it's probably for the best, I guess. It could be one of those decisions that later on in life i'll say "I had the opportunity back in 2018". :(
     
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