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Yay ! It’s my Birthday 🥳 and I get Two doses of Uncle CLIF today. Universe Really likes me😊💃🎁

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I moved down to New Mexico when I was. 73,bought an old adobe which had to be completely remodelled so I got a 28 ft 18 year old RV to live in while the house got rehabbed I acted as General contractor, designed three additions, all of which have skylights, cement floors, metal sliding, metal roofs & 2x6 studs. no permits--- has taken over three years to work out the glitches.. Almost every worker either stole my personal possessions, screwed up a thing or two or overcharged for their "work".As the work continued into Covid time, materials got scarce, prices soared and workers disappeared. i really don"t envy you . at all Clif because people's mental health is really deteriorating. Please try to keep it simple. The guy working on my greenhouse suddenly disappeared one day with $800 he was supposed to use for materials--- set me back a while. A carpenter I hired in a hurry threatened to slash my truck tires after I criticized the crappy job he did putting up shelves in the goat shed. Being an elderly little old lady ( am now almost 77) puts one at a disadvantage-- but I do own a nifty little 357, just ordered a sharp buck knife and the book about Vital Points for lethal blows... Not terribly worried anymore😸🤗🥴

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Hello Woo Crew! Get some fresh air and look out for Sasquatch!!😜Hee Hee! The City Municipalities are starting to go bankrupt. The high inflation and the Retirement Pyramid Scheme is starting to domino the local governments. Stay safe out there! Love you guys!🥰😘😍

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Clif: Have you looked into a container home? What about a little house on wheels (they come in different sizes, and many are ready for delivery). If you could spend $89k, you could get something roomy and brand new and on one floor and more roomy than one would think, even with two dogs. I highly recommend you research this option. You could be settled on your own, current land in several months.

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Hi Clif. Slightly random but I work in the field of universal design. Design so your place is adaptive for disabilities, aging in place etc. So it's adaptive and will work for your needs as they change. More than happy to help you and make some suggestions. Easy enough and know most of the products and can source these. Been working in this area as essential to remain as independent as possible. You've helped, if I can help you then perfect. Thanks Henry

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Cliif is my favorite woo person. I check every day for a post. Thank you for adding so much to the woo.

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Thanks clif - can’t wait

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Hello Cliff Hello!

What a tough time in your life to have to go through what you and Mrs. C are going through. You will do fine though..

Have you considered looking a bit SE of where you are now? I live on the Lewis county border in a very rural 55+ community. There is a property for sale out side of town with 45 acres of land, nice looking log cabin type house, 2400k sq ft. 3b/3b. Been on the market for a while.

Throwing this link out for the tough times ahead.

https://www.survivorlibrary.com/

Its not a library About survival. Its a Library For Survivors. You can download free PDF old timey books on farming, canning, bee keeping, sewing, botany, herbalism etc. All sorts of free books you can download on multiple subjects.

And yes Cliff- its fucking cold here in the PNW!

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If the big die-off is to occur, there will be lots of cheap real estate to be had. Property values could plummet to 50 year lows.

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Clif, I wish you well keep us posted on how the building of a ranch style home attached to your current home is going. If anyone can do this, it is you. Thank you for all the helpful information that we need to stay sane. Have blessed holiday season and a wonderful New Year.

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Woo Tang Forever! The drink of psychonaut champions.

What? None of your followers gonna put you up? You can put a small camper by our garage. We'll let you use the bathroom.

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Merry Kissinger Death Day Clif.

Humanity advances one KM death at a time (apologies to Max Planck).

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Re UFO’s Clif. A good friend was a KGB Scientist working in a top Secret Base Deep Underground somewhere had a Train ride to and from work, and all the windows were painted black so nobody could see where the Base was. She was designing computer chips, CPU’s and other related hardware.However, she did say there were very weird Aircraft in the Base, lots of them and she couldn’t understand why none of them had any Wings? Her Husband was same KGB rank as Vladimir Putin and they were around each others houses parting quite often. She reckoned he’s a great guy, and tried to get me to go with her to meet him, and reckoned we’d get along like a house on fire.I rather regret not taking her up on the offer now tbh, but I was busy building custom Computers along with import export, wholesale retail high quality roofing materials at the time, and just couldn’t get the same off. As an aside, I had heard from pretty good sources that the USA and the USSR had joint Bases on the Moon, starting in the 1950’s starting even before Sputnik was launched. Makes you think.👍 Bob.

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Since I am at the tail end (roofing) of building a greenhouse w/lawnmower shed, what you have planned is mind boggling. Given my age (80) and doing all of it myself (it may not be pretty, but it is definitely functional), I can totally sympathize with your plans. I would NOT want to be in your shoes! But I do agree with using what you already own is smart. If you want a conventional stick-built house, yeah, it's gonna take a while and be a full-time job. And winter is coming on so you may not get started till spring! You might want to consider alternative construction if it will work for that area.

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What's going on with property financing is houses are not appraising for the amount the owner wants. Contract accepted, bank does appraisal, house doesn't appraise high enough, so more negotiations. This is going on nationwide. Sounds like building your own is the smarter move, with the caveat of cost of labor and cost of materials. Have you considered alternative structures? Several connected shipping containers, for instance.

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Sasquatch can't find houses...lol.

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