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cabingal3
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# Posted: 17 Dec 2019 19:10
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our latest great grandbaby. saul. hes three months old. hes a precious little sweet one.
this is his dad whose in the army with a new tattoo.hes been in Louisiana training troops in the swamps.
we have 4 grown kids,17 grand kids and two great grands.next year we will be married 51 years.
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Gary O
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 00:50
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Well, after six months of being townies, we've come to a mutual conclusion

We're moving back to the cabin

Too many reasons to list

But I'll try

I'm a caged lion in town
No wild life (wild life are my pets)
No night sky in town...too much light polution
Trees...wild trees
Wood heat....there's just sumpm about the warmth of wood heat


Water...the purest of mountain nectar...city water...blech
Exercise...with a purpose
No TV...TV is an extreme disabler
Air....mountain air....unmatched
If an animal or renegade approaches, you can fire a few rounds and they'll scatter
Fire of a round in town and you go to jail

....and

beauty

I so miss that

I want it


every day



every night



every morning



We'll move back in May

We both feel really good about this

It feels right

It is...right

cabingal3
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 00:52
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me too.

FishHog
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 09:26
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good for you Gary and Cabingal, I'm glad you figured out what makes you happy and can get back to the happy place.

hattie
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 12:15
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I am so happy for you two. Going back home where you belong.

Is there any way you could hook up to the grid to make life a bit easier for you both (especially in winter)? You'd still have all you love plus a few luxuries like running water, indoor toilet, etc. Just a thought.

Congratulations on your long marriage with all those kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. That is one big family! But.....you know....I saw something on the news the other day....a couple just celebrated their 80 anniversary! World record! He is 106 and she is 105. Gotta stay healthy so you can break that record!

cabingal3
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 14:10 - Edited by: cabingal3
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Hattie. no we are maybe still getting the house.ha ha ha.
well it cost 1500$in the woods to hook up if u show a permit to build a house or get a septic. then its 5000$ just to get hooked up to electric...
we were thinking of lots of ways to make things easier.
on the house.we were trying and trying to get to see in the crawl space and no one would let us get over there.
so now we have the sellers fixing everything.we wanted to get over there and re roof the outbuildings.fix the electrical.and clean out the crawl space. i think they are leery for us to go on to the property for insurance situations. so we told them we are done spending.we have no more monies for this. so now they are waiting for the realtor to tell us we are still in the running for the house.
thank u Hattie.

creeky
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 14:54
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Cut some dang trees down and put in a small solar system. with lithium batteries of course.

And don't forget. the panels can go 200 feet away from the cabin no problem. Lots of 250 - 300v controllers now.

Yup.

And I do miss the wood stove. He says while he walks to the propane fireplace and turns up the heat.

Merry Yuletide as we approach that shortest day.

Gary O
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 16:37
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Quoting: creeky
Cut some dang trees down and put in a small solar system. with lithium batteries of course.And don't forget. the panels can go 200 feet away from the cabin no problem. Lots of 250 - 300v controllers now.Yup.

Won't be cuttin' no trees
We've got plenty of meadow

But

Will be tapping yer solar advise...yessir

NorthRick
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 16:40
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OK, I'm confused. If I'm reading the last few posts from Gary right, that's a complete 180 on where you want to live in less than 3 days.

cabingal3
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 16:58
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we are still in the running for the house in town...but we tried to back out. they want us to have the house .so we are waiting.
if not.we go to the woods. either way.we will keep u guys posted.

Gary O
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 19:13 - Edited by: Gary O
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Quoting: cabingal3
we are still in the running for the house in town

it's pretty much just an exercise, but.....if it happens, we may buy

In any event, we're not selling the cabin property, and we'll be moving back there in May

The prairie wolves are calling me




naturelover66
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 19:59
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May you enjoy peace and happiness where ever you live. Merry Christmas 😁 Keep us posted

Gary O
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# Posted: 19 Dec 2019 20:37
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Quoting: naturelover66
Keep us posted

Will do

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 20 Dec 2019 23:22
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Wow!!
Is there any way you two can own a small home in the city and spend time at your cabin during the warmer months?
We love our cabin and miss it a lot. There is no way we could possibly spend the winters there. The life is too hard for us that time of year being off grid. Solar would be very expensive because well, there is just not enough sun. It is so low in the sky.
It’s also too expensive to live up there in the winter for many other reasons.
Expenses are much lower in the city for us in the winter.
Plus the windows are closed so we don’t hear a bunch of noise, no lawn mowers, weed whippers and the neighbor dogs can’t stay out too long so it’s quiet.
Once it warms up and I open the windows I can handle the fact I’m in the city because I’m going to be getting out. I have a special quiet, peaceful place waiting for me after the black flies leave, lol.

bushbunkie
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2019 09:18
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Whatever choice, it is great to have options! We are all a fortunate bunch when I see some of the things going on around me...have a great Christmas you two!
...and it sounds like you actually need to keep the cabin as overflow for all those grandkids!

Gary O
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2019 16:08
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Quoting: silverwaterlady
Wow!! Is there any way you two can own a small home in the city and spend time at your cabin during the warmer months?

It may happen...if people will git off their butts (not fond of realtors)

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2019 21:26
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I wish you all the best. Hope everything falls in place just as you wish.
Merry Christmas.

Gary O
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# Posted: 21 Dec 2019 22:26
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Thanks, Sly

Whatever happens, happens

We'll keep you guys posted

Oh, and



bushbunkie
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# Posted: 22 Dec 2019 13:11
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Merry Christmas, Gary...and a couple a rustic birdhouses I finished this morning. The red one with the angel is for a friend not doin too well...all reclaimed...the tin is 100 years old....between us we got the market covered😀
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Gary O
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# Posted: 22 Dec 2019 21:05
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Oh, I gotta enlarge those beauties





Nicely done, Bush

and very nicely done with giving one to an ailing bud

Mighty grand

yessir

I know y'all will have a merry one

Gary O
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# Posted: 24 Dec 2019 18:36
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Heh, met an ol' guy at Wallyworld this summer
He was the epitome of Santy
Short
Round
Big white beard
Jolly

Makes bank this time of year, mostly with Cabalas in Boise

Told me, with my white beard, I should do that too

riiiight



toyota_mdt_tech
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# Posted: 25 Dec 2019 13:43 - Edited by: toyota_mdt_tech
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OK, getting caught up here. Must of missed a few post, but glad to see Gary headed back.

Trying to think of a way to get power without all that
extra cost, how about telling them you want power
for an RV hookup? Tell them its the big 50A service
type. Self contained, septic or permit not required,
you are living in the RV. so a RV hookup site.

Once RV space put in, run power to cabin.
Looks like a Honda snow blower may be an additional item needed.

Also think an alternate heat source for the times
getting wood in might be tough if you fall sick etc.
(thinking a propane heater) Its a lot of work cutting
wood in good weather to get through winters. Plus
doing the daily needed chores in addition to that.

Creekys full solar set up sounds like a good option
too.

And of course, the house in town for the harshest
winter months wouldn't be a bad option either.
Like short range snowbirds.

Gary O
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# Posted: 25 Dec 2019 23:05
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Thanks for the thoughts, Toy

Not too concerned about improvements, but

Quoting: toyota_mdt_tech
a Honda snow blower may be an additional item needed


Definitely




as for solar...still watching for solar battery improvements

as for now, gennys are fine

We do have propane heaters, but prefer wood

Gary O
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# Posted: 15 Mar 2020 23:59
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Quoting: Gary O
We'll move back in May We both feel really good about this It feels right It is...right


Yup

Can't wait



silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 13:09
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Yay.
Hi. Thanks for checking in.
I know I’m not the only one here that thinks about the two of you and how you are doing.

Gary O
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 13:27
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It has been awhile, hasn't it.

We'll surely keep you guys posted as things progress, and we catch our breaths

Many things to do.

Thanks, Sly

silverwaterlady
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 13:39
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You are welcome.
I look forward to hearing and seeing how things are going up at the cabin.

Gary O
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 13:44
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Quoting: silverwaterlady
I look forward to hearing and seeing how things are going up at the cabin.

So are we


May can't come soon enough


Ya'll take care now

hattie
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 21:24
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I am so happy for you both!! I ditto silverwaterlady - looking forward to hearing how things are going at the cabin! It's just been way too quiet around here without you two!!!!!

Gary O
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# Posted: 16 Mar 2020 21:53
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Well, we hope to liven things up a bit.
Come May, we'll be posting most every night while recovering from the day and collapsed in our lay-Z-boys.
Gotta work off this town fat.

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