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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-20-2013, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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We sold our house after a few days on the market and are heading to the
Sarasota - North Port area. Haven't decided which area yet. Leaning towards North Port, newer homes, not in a flood zone so big $aving$ for insurance.

So, I've been without a workshop for the last four months as we cleaned and packed. A guy never realizes how much 'stuff' accumulates over the years. The hardest part was getting rid of the scraps of hardwood. Gave the wood to a neighbor for kindling. He had an expensive fire! Kept my basswood for carving though and some expensive barn wood.

First order of business when we get settled - NEW WORKSHOP! I've been searching past posts gathering ideas. Plan on having a better organized shop this time due to limited space.

Well, back to packing, heading south on August 31st.

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Good luck on your move. I don't plan on moving again until they take me out to the compost pile.

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Good luck on your move. I don't plan on moving again until they take me out to the compost pile.
This is our last move too. I like to use my time for more constructive things - making saw dust

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I have been there not quit 2 years lost our house in Lee flood. We downsized from a 2 car garage to a carport and 2 sheds. Not really as bad as it sounds garage was full of junk. Flood took care of the junk. More organized now but took a year to get back up and running not finished yet. Bought a new mobile home with insurance settlement sold the house to contractor to fix and rent put it a nice retirement park. Park supplies nice carport shed combo. Neighbor across the street as an avid wood worker we have become good friend . Last year we spent the summer building a deck and landscaping.
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Glad your happy with the move,

I only wanted to point out you need to look/be aware of sink holes now in FL, along with the floods, Hurricanes and to much sun,

Enjoy your new life down there, I would love to live near Tampa myself, but a last my injury and not having saved enough will not let me move now, lol, life did let me keep playing in/with the saw dust for the most part anyway,

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Ted, will this move make a change of name from "Iceman567" to "SunnyBoy567" necessary?

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I only wanted to point out you need to look/be aware of sink holes now in FL, along with the floods, Hurricanes and to much sun,
Yep, that and cockroaches three inches long, various invasive species of - snakes, Nile Monitor Lizards, African snails, some type of large rat, Lionfish in the ocean, some kind of invasive shrimp that eats almost anything, probably Bigfoot, and who knows what else. You will live in interesting times.

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Yep, that and cockroaches three inches long, various invasive species of - snakes, Nile Monitor Lizards, African snails, some type of large rat, Lionfish in the ocean, some kind of invasive shrimp that eats almost anything, probably Bigfoot, and who knows what else. You will live in interesting times.
LOL. Some of the things we WON'T miss: -25 below zero temp with a wind chill that is double that. Snow fall accumulations over 6 feet. Shoveling and or snowblowing said snowfall accumulations. Cars in the winter, that when you turn the key all you hear is r-r-r-r-r-r-r- clunk. And the list can go on.

Spent all of my life in central Minnesota and always hated winter. I have a brother and my wife has a sister that both live in FLA. They've warned us

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Ohhhhh to be able to work outside all year long without the fingers going numb, or having to crank on a heater just to get out to the shed/garage/workshop to attempt to make sawdust...
Ted, I'M JEALOUS but very happy for you. Our move, if there is one, will probably be to the Carolina's somewhere. Florida isn't an option for the next 13 years.

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LOL. Some of the things we WON'T miss: -25 below zero temp with a wind chill that is double that. Snow fall accumulations over 6 feet. Shoveling and or snowblowing said snowfall accumulations. Cars in the winter, that when you turn the key all you hear is r-r-r-r-r-r-r- clunk. And the list can go on.

Spent all of my life in central Minnesota and always hated winter. I have a brother and my wife has a sister that both live in FLA. They've warned us
Born and raised in Michigan. You'll notice I don't live there anymore. The worst were the winters that were oh so cold, and no snow, just hard ground like concrete. Now if we could just keep the Yankees moving on to Georgia or Florida, instead of stopping here, it would be heaven. Oh yes, our last severe winter that I can recall, we had snow on the ground for a whole three weeks.

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