Halfapint Got Some Land

Started by Halfapint, June 06, 2021, 11:25:24 PM

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Moab

So sorry, halfapint. I lost 8 close people in one 14 month period some years ago. Including my grandfather. Which was the hardest one. He and my grandmother lived in Darrington. And my son had a special relationship to him too. Its always hardest to see how the children react to loss.

Please let me know if there us anything I can do. I lived my entire life in western washington. Up till about 30. My entire family still lives there. I still have alot of contacts and information in your neck of the woods. Let me know if you ever need anything. 

I'm really sorry for your loss. 
"Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why would we let them have ideas?" Josef Stalin

Halfapint

Quote from: Moab on April 04, 2023, 07:26:45 PMSo sorry, halfapint. I lost 8 close people in one 14 month period some years ago. Including my grandfather. Which was the hardest one. He and my grandmother lived in Darrington. And my son had a special relationship to him too. Its always hardest to see how the children react to loss.

Please let me know if there us anything I can do. I lived my entire life in western washington. Up till about 30. My entire family still lives there. I still have alot of contacts and information in your neck of the woods. Let me know if you ever need anything.

I'm really sorry for your loss.

Really appreciate it, everything going well so far. Mom has dated a few nights here and we are 100' away if she needs anything.

Personally while sad, I'm happy for grandma she's wanted to move for years but grandpa wouldn't.
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

12_Gauge_Chimp

Quote from: Halfapint on April 06, 2023, 05:49:56 PM
Quote from: Moab on April 04, 2023, 07:26:45 PMSo sorry, halfapint. I lost 8 close people in one 14 month period some years ago. Including my grandfather. Which was the hardest one. He and my grandmother lived in Darrington. And my son had a special relationship to him too. Its always hardest to see how the children react to loss.

Please let me know if there us anything I can do. I lived my entire life in western washington. Up till about 30. My entire family still lives there. I still have alot of contacts and information in your neck of the woods. Let me know if you ever need anything.

I'm really sorry for your loss.

Really appreciate it, everything going well so far. Mom has dated a few nights here and we are 100' away if she needs anything.

Personally while sad, I'm happy for grandma she's wanted to move for years but grandpa wouldn't.

This might sound a bit cliche, but I've always found remembering the good times with a loved one who has passed on kind eases the pain of their loss a bit.

I never got to meet one set of my grandparents (my mom's parents. They both died in 1979 exactly one month apart.) and the other set moved to Canada when I was an infant so I have very vague memories of them. The last time I saw that set of grandparents was in 1995 when I was 10 years old and they both died not too long after that last visit.

flybynight

 I have found that  you realize decisions you make  will remind you of the persons you hold dear  who have passed as if they were still there advising you. And one day you will see your parents and grandparents in your children. In their features, personality or a  physical mannerism. 
"Hey idiot, you should feel your pulse, not see it."  Echo 83

Halfapint

Wow, how time flies! Over a year since grandpa died and 5 months since grandma died. We now have a 2 year old, and the property is now officially in my name with deed in hand.

We've been renovating the house and the property almost full time. I cleared the parking area and added almost 15 feet of new area in front of the garage. Instead of pulling out and having to make a hard right turn you can back out almost 75'

I've striped the cabinets down to bare wood and we plan to paint them. It's time consuming because the long side of the cabinets have double doors front and back. So you can reach through on the table side and grab dishes to set the table. I think there were 36 or 42 doors that have to be done and almost 22' of cabinets and counter tops.

The wife started in on the kids room to get it mudded, premiered, and textured. Now to pick paint to do his room in. We are starting the master bed and upstairs bath room next. We are renovating the bathroom and taking out the linin closet and coat closet to make the bathroom larger because right now the bath and toilet are so tight in there you have the step in, and angle yourself so you can close the door. We'll over double the sq/ft of the bathroom and add a door so you don't have to basically enter the master bedroom to get Tito the bathroom.


We bought a mini ex and a Kei truck to speed up moving dirt. The kei truck is a dump truck with diff and axle lock. The mini ex is one if those cheap Chinese excavators that cost like 3k and has a gas engine. It's not big, but it digs faster than my tractor backhoe. And together I can get a lot done.

I'll try to update more often if people want. I've just been busy the last year between the kid, job, estate stuff, deaths, and remodel.


Pic 1: truck when we brought it home 5 years ago.

Pic 2: me standing in the same spot a few weeks ago. If you look on the ground you can see the rough line where gravel ends and dirt begins. It's bare now but soon I'll have things like blueberries, currants, dwarf fruit trees along the edge.
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

Moab

My sincere condolences. I lost my grandparents too. And was given the chance to buy their house. But didn't. Was not in advantageous land.

Giod job on the improvements! Welcome back! :)
"Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why would we let them have ideas?" Josef Stalin

flybynight

Are you still living in the trailer?
"Hey idiot, you should feel your pulse, not see it."  Echo 83

Halfapint

Quote from: flybynight on April 13, 2024, 03:12:11 PMAre you still living in the trailer?

We are, much to the wife's dismay! But we figure while not completely convenient, it's better than trying to remodel AND live in the house.

Goals are get the two bedrooms done. Get the kid used to having his own room in the house. And do our day to day living between both the trailer and house while we remodel.
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

Halfapint

Quote from: Moab on April 13, 2024, 03:01:29 PMMy sincere condolences. I lost my grandparents too. And was given the chance to buy their house. But didn't. Was not in advantageous land.

Giod job on the improvements! Welcome back! :)

I'm sorry for your loss, and thank you. I'll try and be on more often. It's still the first tab on my phone and computer
The original Half gettin sum land thread
https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=111413

Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...

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