The Bad Penny Returnith

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  1. mikewint

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    #1 mikewint, Jul 24, 2011
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    Good News or not so good depending upon your point of view: I’m still on this side of the grass.
    The move has been a text book case of Murphy’s Law in action. Closed on May 12th , took possession on May 26th. Most moving companies quoted prices of $9000 – $10,000 for a total move. They charge for every box, piece of tape, bubble wrap they use (the 55in TV box was $150) and then charge to haul the stuff away after the move. So we moved everything we could by ourselves using my motorcycle trailer. We filled it to the top, drove down to the new house (12hrs), unloaded (one day) and drove back for another load. Did that 9 times. The moving company was supposed to pick up the big stuff by May 30th, but they canceled twice because of overbooking. They finally picked up on June 11th and set a delivery date of June 13th to the 19th. Called to say they would arrive on the 17th, canceled because of problems with the truck, and finally arrived on the 18th in a full sized tractor/trailer moving van which was impossible to back into our driveway from the narrow ditch lined country road out front. One man and his three sons, one of whom was about 9yo made the entire delivery. They broke the leg off my oak dresser and took a good sized gouge from one of my display cases. Called the company offices and they are suppose to email claim forms, still waiting. Anyone thinking of moving, do not use National Van Lines.
    Fishing boat proved to have a broken hose somewhere in the live-well plumbing and came within a inch of sinking at the dock so that is being repaired.
    Cable company finally got out to the house on June 20th. The installer proceeded to short-circuit the entire basement breaker while installing an amp for the cable TV. He then made an extension cord out of coaxial cable which now runs across the basement. His “boss” is supposed to come out and repair the circuit “sometime”. Still waiting on that but I do have TV.
    Wildlife includes: Teenage Mutant deer who think birdfeeders are deerfeeders and my bushes (imported from Joliet) are desert, armadillos who dig up the front yard, copperheads and moccasins who love the back yard, and finally scorpions that take over the lower patio at night. I LOVE IT!!!!
    1. Front of house
    2. Back
    3. View of Bull Shoals from rear deck
    4. Dock (Pontoon came with house)
    5. Venison Veal
    6. Doe a salt block
    7. Young Buck in velvet
    8. Thinks he's a bird
     

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    "No plan ever survives contact with the enemy". Glad to hear yer alive and well (ish), Mike! I'd start escalating those claims calls to higher and higher authorities, you finally either (a) get someone who can make decisions and get things straightened out, or (2) get put on their blocked-call list. Either way, you'll make an impression!

    BTW...VERY nice lookin house!
     
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    Many thanks, missed you guys, sort of. Daytime temps have been over 95F and one days was 111F, that's air temp in the shade NOT heat index. been getting up at 6am to do any outside work when the temp is down to 80F.
    Took one look and fell in love with the place. If you are going to be in the area let me know. There are 3 beedrooms and 3600 sq ft so plenty of room. The lake is 85miles long
     
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    great to have you back Mike
     
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    Good to see you back sir. Oh, I wouldn't go to your moving thread:lol: it's been hi-jacked.:lol: Hope you can get all the kinks worked out. Sounds like you got your hands full with the movers, hooker uppers and what not. Bang a few heads around.
     
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    I'm learning pretty quickly that this is #1 the COUNTRY and #2 the SOUTH. We'll getter er done sometime or other.
     
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    Glad you're back Mike
     
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    How could you NOT miss me?
     
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    Beautiful, man! I could do without the deer, snakes and scorps though. What is the structure at the other side of the lake. A dam?
     
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    #11 mikewint, Jul 24, 2011
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    After accumulating "STUFF" for 30+ years, then trying to move it, and trying to find a place for it plus taking care of the new place it's hard to find time to scratch, but there is a light ahead somewhere
    Matt, yes it is. Dam was built in 1946 across the White river and contains 10 hydroelectric generators. Lake levels reached 696 ft above sea level last month which is a record level for the lake and the spillways were opened for the first time in 3 years. Water is usually released from the bottom and runs about 33F so the river is cold, ideal for trout so there is some fantastic trout fishing just down from the Dam
     

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    Welcome back Mike. Looks a sweet place you got yourself.
     
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    Only 3 bedrooms??? Looks like it should have 6 with 3 1/2 baths!! Must be pretty spaceous rooms!

    Glad to see you're back.

    Oh, and I have a bone to pick with you. :) (hint: Hows the Doberman?) :)
     
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    #14 mikewint, Jul 24, 2011
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    Njaco, My girl Cheyne
    One of the bedrooms is my computer room so really 3 bedrooms upstairs with 2 1/2 bathrooms and one bedroom downstairs with a full bathroom
     

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    Good to have you back Mike, and what a great place to live! Love the dog too.
     
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    A red dobie!! Cool!!!
     
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    Glad to have you back Mike, sounds like you had a ball...........ache of a move. Love the location, should be nice a quiet.
     
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    Welcome back Mike. Great looking place.
     
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