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    My house goes on the market tomorrow! Jan 11 21

    I'm faced with the Everest scaling task of selling off just about everything woodworking related in addition to contracting HVAC equipment tools & refrigerants. (which are really hard to get rid of).

    Going to spend the next year traveling, visiting with my kids, meeting some new friends in California before I ultimately move out that way. (A real long shot)

    Who knows! I might even be able to make it up to Port Townsend once a year if I get out to the Left coast!

    A real positive all this, my hands knees wrists, elbows, & feet are very thankful!
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Congratulations Denise!
    That's a big jump, but I suspect you'll adapt pretty quickly Best of luck in all!

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    Good luck.

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    Wow, big news. Sounds like an adventure. A daunting task initially but imagine the relief once you hit the road.

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    All the best for your sale and new adventure.
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    Hot damn! Adventure time! I know it'll be a lot of work to get there, but here's hoping it turns out to be a good (& long) one.
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    Sounds exciting. A new chapter to launch into. Best of luck.
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    Good luck! Adventure awaits!

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    Best to you Denise!

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    Enjoy your trip!
    I hope you're bringing a canoe.

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    When you get out here, let me know. We can help coordinate, act as base camp, recommend, whatever.

    We can even get the fancy “refugee” trailer we used this year for fire evacuees and set you up in the drive if need be!

    Good luck, and have a great time.

    This is an awesome step. You are going to have the best time!

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    Thank you for the encouragement everyone!

    I'm finding out how difficult it really is to sell off things, can't even give them away!

    It may be some time beforefor I get to the Left coast. Need to spend some time in the deep South with my daughters first.
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Just saw this, Denise - Good luck with your relocation !!





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    Thank you thank you very much!

    My house went on the market Monday I had seven offers on Sunday all but one offer was 10 to 30% higher than my asking price my next door neighbor is a realtor, her friends made the highest offer, settlement in March if everything goes well. if their offer falls through I have a cash offer from another!

    I'm going to travel for about a year and a half hopefully spend quite a bit of time with my daughters in the Chattanooga Tennessee area.
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Sounds like you'll be on your way.

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    Congratulations! Exciting, liberating and scary all rolled into one!

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    Thanks everyone! Things are starting fall in place!

    Got rid of my truck, got my car back, even though there are a few issues of a minor nature after the replacement engine was finally installed,

    pending sale agreement on the house!

    Turns out selling off woodworking machinery hasn't been that difficult and it has even been somewhat profitable so 2 surprises there.

    My daughter had some very scary surgery on her neck vertebrae and my first trip's going to be down the South to visit with my kids.

    It was nerve-wracking now it's just exciting and overwhelming unbelievable. My house was on the market barely a week and here it is less than two weeks later it's under agreement settlement March 19th possibly sooner, AT nearly three times the price it was bought for! 🎶😱

    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Congratulations and best of luck! Good luck also to your daughter! I'm glad you're getting to go visit her.

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    Thanks Hugh! Yes I sold three machines tonight dust collector lathe and band saw fetched me 850 bucks. I could have got more separately but this guy wanted all three so I only put them up for sale yesterday!
    And about two weeks ago I sold my old craftsman jointer and DeWalt 733 planer!
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Good to hear you are making progress, Denise ! If you need a point-of-contact on your trip south, please feel free to PM me - I'm near Charlotte, NC.



    Rick

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    Liberation! That's really exciting. I'm convinced that change is good. Now if I can just get Murn' to agree

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    Soon need to deal with; hand tools to the left, hand tool tools to the right.. auto, hvac, woodworking, contracting...
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Congrats!! Really great news! Btw I wanna share my good news too. I'm buying this boat and so happy about it so want to tell everyone!!!

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    Well I've sold most of my machinery which was really a surprise, it turns out on my woodworkers Warehouse reliant drill press I have a "Delta retirement light" which is a collectible, ain't that special! 20210204_115505-1.jpg
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Congratulations Gotta love them collectors, eh?

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    Ok - I know there a lot of collectors of obscure stuff, but drill press lights? That's a winner.

    I was talking to a friend at an auction company yesterday & he was telling me he has to catalog an estate they are selling (because all 3 kids who might've inherited are in jail!). The estate includes a collection of over 70,000 matchbooks.
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    Garrett yes I raised an eyebrow too it came off an old Delta jigsaw that we took to the dump but I looked it up it is definitely a collectible
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Of course a drill press light!!!
    There's gotta be, must be, a bandsaw light in the world to....?

    Go- Denise!!

    How cool, how amazing are you!
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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    I have one just like it on my bandsaw.

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    didn't sell the drill press and mortise sets yet... BUT i did SELL my BENCH! yee haw!
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Wish I could have grabbed that bench! That's a winner, that is...but too heavy to ship to Oregon!

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    got $750 for it too! I have the "retirement" lamp listed, and sold the drill press last night! all's left in machines is the table saw.
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    Totally blown away! I actually sold the retirement lamp! 20210216_093033-1.jpg
    Denise, Bristol PA, retired from HVAC business, & boat restoration and building

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    What an exciting time. And maybe a little sad. All the best.

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    Excellent! New horizons calling

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