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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    We bought dirt!!



    We're going to be homeowners soon! The process, after reading up on everything, wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. The builder is busy building equity for us as the next phase is going to cost more, but it was meant to be. It was the last lot in the phase, north/south exposure, and sits on a 18-hole golf course.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Corn Burning Fool giff57's avatar
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    That's not dirt. Everone knows dirt is supposed to be black.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
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    Congrats on your new dirt ownership! We want pics when its done! So when is the finish date?

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    It's lovely. A few curtains, walls, roof and furniture and, hey, it practically looks like "move-in" condition.

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    Congratulations! Say it with me . . . "Not in my backyard!"

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    Congrats on the new dirt that you bought!!! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
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    Congrats on purchasing billions of microscoping terra dwellers.

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    Looks like a bit of a fixer-upper to me. Congrats - can you walk anywhere (besides the golf course)?

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    Congratulations!

    Now tell that builder to put up some erosion-control devices! You don't want your dirt all over the sidewalk and streets, do you? :-}
    Je suis Charlie

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    Quote Originally posted by Michele Zone
    It's lovely. A few curtains, walls, roof and furniture and, hey, it practically looks like "move-in" condition.
    They're expecting the home to be done at the end of May, but depending on the monsoon season it may be done in early June. So much of the home looks like it has been upgraded but it's standard- thank goodness because I wanted a garden tub!

    It's part of a master planned community and they're building a golf club so we can walk either there or a Serrano's being built right around the corner for good eats. They're also putting in jogging/walking trails throughout so we can get to the new elemantary school being built, the pool, and fitness center. I love that I won't have to drive to the gym anymore. Since it's also near a major intersection, but at the back of the subdivision we should get a grocery store anchor in near us we'll be able to walk to as well. :-}

    I'm going to go out every so often and take pictures, I'm also going to take a hammer with me so if I see a funky 2x4 I can break it. :-0 We don't want any funky studs!
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Quote Originally posted by Habanero
    We don't want any funky studs!
    Well, I am glad you are happy with the man you have.

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    I've got sand in NM. Not sure what to do with it.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    You know, I have a tiller what would work wonders for you… Get those boards and stakes out of the way, with a sprinkler, some peat moss, you could have a great looking garden. Congratulations on the acquisition of dirt!
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    Congratulations on your new dirt ownership. No time like the present to begin major agricultural production on your "dirt"....also, I recommend doing whatever you can to add to your local Code Administrator's headaches. Find out if they regulate apiaries (beekeeping) and if not then start a beehive (be sure to claim it is a 'hobby' but at the same time set up a sales stand in your front yard and if the city complains cite 'Right to Farm Act'!). Have fun!
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
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    Why a slab on-grade home ?

    besides $,$$$ for a basement

    Are you going to build a SafeRoom?
    Last edited by JNA; 15 Mar 2004 at 12:31 PM.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    wow I forget what flat looks like. Congrats! Very nice dirt you have there
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Congrats on your lovely, master-planned dirt and future domicile!

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    Quote Originally posted by Habanero
    It sits on a 18-hole golf course.
    Don't forget the shatter-proof windows!

    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
    - - Guy Clark, "The Cape"

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    Quote Originally posted by SGB
    Don't forget the shatter-proof windows!

    yeah, we bought one street off the course just because I didn't like the idea of golf balls flying into our yard- they're a choking hazard for dogs.

    Hopefully the slab will be poured today or tomorrow and then wals will go up soon after. Home Depot is going to be seeing a lot of me!
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Yay!!! this is so exciting! how much extra are the exta tall doorways!

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    Congrats on your dirt purchase. Looks like a wonderful location for a mud pie manufacturing center. However, I bet your dirt is probably zoned R1, which would prevent any such manufacturing. To bad...

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    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
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    Quote Originally posted by Downtown
    Yay!!! this is so exciting! how much extra are the exta tall doorways!
    they said that was "too custom" but really, he's used to ducking and this is just our first home. The ceilings are about 10-11 feet except in the living room where they're super tall. I wish they could lower that part a bit, we've got two a/c units being installed because of it. At least we're getting doubkle-pane windows. And four bedrooms, so when we need the extra space we'll have it.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Congratulations!!! You should have statues made of your Quiznos’ rat-things to greet people at the front door.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Congratulations on your new dirt ownership. No time like the present to begin major agricultural production on your "dirt"....also, I recommend doing whatever you can to add to your local Code Administrator's headaches. Find out if they regulate apiaries (beekeeping) and if not then start a beehive (be sure to claim it is a 'hobby' but at the same time set up a sales stand in your front yard and if the city complains cite 'Right to Farm Act'!). Have fun!
    Maister you Punk...

    Please leave those wonderful people alone, do all you can to help them.
    "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defense of custom. Time makes more converts than reason." - Thomas Paine Common Sense.

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    [sarcasm]Congrats on the new contractor's special. Good luck on blazing the sprawl trail while waiting for the grass and landscaping grow. Don't use too much water.[sarcasm]

    (no flames please, I couldn't help myself)

    Seriously though, good luck on the construction and watch those builders so they don't screw you with the 'extras'.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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