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So....I received my building permits a week ago. Couple days later cut the 32 biggest trees down that were in the way. 1 day later got my quote for the project....pretty much came in on budget.

UNTIL the sales tax was added. I am now 80K over budget.

Covid 19 has wiped out 30% of my investments currently so I am not touching that for seed money. I now need to sell one of my houses and wait for it to close before proceeding with the build.

House on the market tomorrow....but people are getting laid off left right and center.

Nobby is in the PERFECT first world storm.

Ho hum.
Better days are coming, if we can just get past this next 2 months..
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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House on the market tomorrow...
OK....maybe not. The real estate photographer cancelled all appointments because he doesn't want to enter homes.

Standby photographer coming a day later. Maybe??

State of emergency here in Ontario.
 

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OK....maybe not. The real estate photographer cancelled all appointments because he doesn't want to enter homes.

Standby photographer coming a day later. Maybe??

State of emergency here in Ontario.
You may need to sit tight for a bit Nobby. Right now everything is fucked up here too but it will pass, hopefully sooner rather than later.
 

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Hope things work out. All investment will tank for the moment. But they hopefully will be back. Italy showed the world what not to do. I think we got this. Good time to be retired. Easy to be e recluse.
 

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You may need to sit tight for a bit Nobby. Right now everything is fucked up here too but it will pass, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Things here in USA are fucked up and predicted to get worst.
We've come back from other events.
BTW, I read that this is being referred to as a "Black Swan event" where something massively bad
happens out of the blue and was totally unpredictable.

John, how are things in Australia?
Stock Market here is making 1,000 point moves, mostly down, every day.
Shelter in place, restaurants and theaters closed, campgrounds closed.
Predictions here of 20% unemployment, etc.
Run on food and toilet paper, and guns and ammo. Downtowns are deserted.
A friends son planned a marriage honeymoon in Australia but they cancelled or forced to cancel.
Hope its not that bad "down under".

Only bright side for me is I opened an E*Trade account but that might bite me in the ass :)
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Being the pessimist that I am.....probably now looking at a 2021 build.
I really can't see my house selling amid all this bullshit and once it's over...people will be focused on picking up the pieces.
Anyways....we are still buying stuff....we just got an email that one of our bathroom vanities is ready for pick up. :)
Running out of room in my storage locker. And it's 10'x20'.
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Thing about me retiring from 2 jobs ^^ I have all my tool boxes back home.:)
 

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You have room, just get rid of the empty pallets and you have another sixteen square feet. But I do know what you are saying, we got lucky that we sold our house last fall.
We both know it will get better, just a matter of holding on until it does.
 

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I moved a skid to get the tool boxes in. Keeping it for now.....can't put anything directly on concrete in this climate.
 

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A good time to do things on the "when I get a round twit " list ? :)
 

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The dummy needs an explanation?
He's only part way through "Retirement 101 ".
Page 1 Say" yes dear "a lot
2 See page 1
3 see page 1
4 Don't ever say "I don't know" without adding " but I'll find out."
5 see page 1
6 Don't make to do lists or you'll always be referring to page 1
7 If all else fails see page 1
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LOL....you guys. I've done the whole "get to it list".

Decluttered, packed about 40 boxes, dropped stuff at the dump, painted walls, touch ups, carpets cleaned, couch steam cleaned, garden furniture put out.......there's nothing left on the list....except....except the thing that is UNSAID on the list....:):)....and that's not really a job.

House is ready for showings.
 

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2 showings today.
2 offers in the works.
Should know more by 18:00
 

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Australia has virtually closed it's doors. MAJOR disruptions in the economy, our dollar has tanked, billions of dollars being spent on pump priming but paradoxically no huge incidence of new cases yet. One wonders if this all could be a self inflicted fuck up.❓
 
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