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20 acres of timber
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:20:34 AM »
The misses and I made a big step last night in the direction of the next chapter...... We made an offer on 20 acres of timbered land in the Idaho panhandle. If all the contingency are met and the offer is accepted, weíll start planning to build our own house which is something Iíve wanted to do for a long time. Who knows maybe I can even win one of those Wood Mizer contest??
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 10:56:08 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 11:02:11 AM »
I wish you the best.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 11:18:18 AM »
Good job Kevin that is pretty country up there.
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 11:21:28 AM »
Twenty acres of trees will keep and you all and a mill busy for a while.  I hope it works out for your wife and you.  

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 01:42:15 PM »
Congrats and best of luck.  Having your own forest is immensely fulfilling.  Its where i go to hide from my kids!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 01:54:15 PM »
That is awesome!  How did you go about locating the property?  I would love to do what you are as soon as the last of the kids heads off.
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Re: 20 acres of timber
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2018, 03:15:50 PM »
   Good luck - Old Idaho USMC counterpart used to cite trivia "What is only US State bordered by 6 other states and a foreign country."
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2018, 03:37:51 PM »
After Sheila and I made it through building our house on nights and weekends.
Living in the basement for 6 months.
That's when you know you and the wife will make it  :D
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I love traveling in Idaho, just don't do enough of it.   :-\
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2018, 09:32:05 PM »
way to go! best of luck.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2018, 10:28:14 PM »
That is awesome!  How did you go about locating the property?  I would love to do what you are as soon as the last of the kids heads off.
Itís been brewing for a couple years, but last summer we took a vacation and did sort of a tour of Idaho and found the area we liked. Weíve been watching Zillow and had found a place we were interested in, but it sold before we could get back to look at it. So, when we found this place, we decided to make the offer with the first contingency being an in person inspection by 7/4..
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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2018, 10:34:14 PM »
Thank you for all of the well wishes, weíre pretty excited about the possibility of this working out. 

Bruno, I can only imagine how trying that was. Our plan right now is that my job for the first year will be building the house. If I tried to do it while working it would never get finished, seems someone has a touch of A.D.D. Lol
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2018, 06:25:15 AM »
That all sounds good. Might have to get a bigger tractor. ;)  Good luck.
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2018, 09:19:57 AM »
Its okay to tell the wife some cute little timelines for now that she needs to hear in order to make the leap out of her comfort zone, but dont be surprised if the schedule goes out the window when you touch down. 

 If you are both happy with your journey together, the time it takes to get a house up wont matter much.  Make it an adventure and remember to be flexible.
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 09:25:51 AM »
Lol, plan on selling the current tractor with the farm and upgrading to a skid steer and a dump trailer to be used while building the house. Plans are still pretty fluid though......
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 09:27:45 AM »
Thank you Mike, that seems like some good advice. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2018, 09:36:05 AM »
I told my wife the house would be done by August, I just never said what year.
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« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 10:06:18 AM »
I told my wife the house would be done by August, I just never said what year.
Lol, my wife knows me well enough thatíd ask what year. She always brings up the cedar strip built boat that I started 8 years ago, but to be fair, I havenít had a shop to work on it since we bought the farm 5 years ago. 
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« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 10:08:36 AM »
Congratulations on the new property!  I know it's exciting.

My wife and I survived building our house.  I was the general contractor at age 26, we had just moved, I started a new job and we had a baby on the way.  

We dug the basement the day after our first daughter was born.  I learned not to get snared into the details that really didn't matter to me.  My wife dealt with those.  Things like light fixtures, wall paper, paint colors, carpet colors, countertops etc. I trusted her to handle.  I just installed them or had them installed.  She would pick 4 or 5 samples she liked then we would pick from those.  As long as she stayed in budget and kept us on schedule, it all worked out.  Much like being a contractor for anyone else. 
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