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#143761 - 08/11/08 10:42 PM Self-sufficiency
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Mountains of CA
We are in the market to buy our first house, and being able to be self-sufficient heavily weighs in our decision on the correct property. You may have seen my other thread about PA and places to live. Well, now we are concentrating around here. (East of Sacramento)

I was wondering if people here would be interested in me posting on my blog about this journey? From our requirements, to pictures of properties we look at to buying and setting up our property?

As it is we've put in a couple offers, and have looked at numerous properties. I have pictures, and stories to go along with each.

Anyone who's interested please say so smile It will be great motivation to get me started.

-Todd
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#143764 - 08/11/08 10:55 PM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: Todd W]
Blast Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3556
Loc: Spring, Texas
Heck yeah!

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#143770 - 08/11/08 11:46 PM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: Blast]
dweste Offline
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Registered: 02/16/08
Posts: 2463
Loc: Central California
Hey, neighbor!

I live in Stockton, probably less than an hour's drive away from you. Not only am I interested in supporting your efforts at self-sufficiency by reading about them, but, if you need some contacts to help get advice or stuff for your place I probably can help.

In addition, I am dismantling a household of stuff in a forced downsizing campaign, Need anything for your new place?

If you need a hand with your move, etc., I think I could rustle up a few guys with pickups, dolleys, etc. that might make moving things easier and faster.

And, finally, when you want a break, come play with The Sacrtamento Tracking and Wilderness Training Group - of which I saw you have become a member.

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#143774 - 08/12/08 12:22 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: dweste]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Mountains of CA
Blast - Thanks for the encouragement smile Working on getting my blog updated, and organized... I broke it in the process!!

dweste- Wow, I really appreciate all the offers you've put in your reply smile The latest offer we've put in is for a fixer, so we may need some items, I`ll be sure to keep you posted! Thanks again!

Will do, I started reading the group and got distracted and now I've become overwhelmed with house hunting, offers, counters, bank research, lenders, etc... wow so much work. I can't imagine how much of a pain it would be for people who don't know "anyone" in the industry to lend a hand! It's amazing all the work, etc, that goes into everything when buying a house... enough of that talk!!! I`ll put it in the blog smile

Again, thanks guys!!!

-Todd
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#143784 - 08/12/08 12:47 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: Todd W]
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Registered: 05/05/07
Posts: 3556
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Definitely!! smile
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#143789 - 08/12/08 01:03 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: bacpacjac]
GoatRider Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 817
Loc: Maple Grove, MN
Make sure you watch Good Neighbors
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#143806 - 08/12/08 03:26 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: GoatRider]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: GoatRider
Make sure you watch Good Neighbors


Have you seen this? Is it worth watching? Funny like the reviews say?

Thanks a bunch!
-Todd
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#143809 - 08/12/08 03:42 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: Todd W]
Susan Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 5163
Loc: W. WA
I loved that show! They live next door to a much wealthier couple, and each couple plays off the other, a study in contrasts.

Netflix has it, if you use their service.

Sue

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#143816 - 08/12/08 04:11 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: Susan]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
Blog away. But keep in mind that we just bailed from CA for greener pastures...
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#143820 - 08/12/08 04:34 AM Re: Self-sufficiency [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Todd W Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 1928
Loc: Mountains of CA
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
Blog away. But keep in mind that we just bailed from CA for greener pastures...


I believe that, dry here in summer wink wink
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