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Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: November 08, 2021, 11:13:46 PM »
Yahoo!  :D

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: October 30, 2021, 11:29:18 PM »
Can we have a party in it?

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: September 04, 2021, 01:00:43 AM »
Never in my life did I ever think I wouldn't hyperventilate at the thought of "only paying another $20k."

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: August 31, 2021, 04:18:46 PM »


Thanks!  <3

And it even got kinda-sorta better.  A day or two after we got word that I can have my house, the guy who sold me the house called us up.  Said that he's pretty sure he made a mistake in our contract. 

I had put a deposit down on this (henceforth to be referred to as #1) house.  I like it, it was only going to run me about $110k once everything was said and done, including setting up all the utilities.  It wasn't the house I really really wanted, but I have zero problems with that house.

 The house I REALLY REALLY wanted is this one: (henceforth to be referred to as #2).  It's gorgeous, it's considerably larger, has a humongous walk-in pantry, and it's just overall nicer.  However, it was another $25k more expensive, and I couldn't justify that much more money when the first house was perfectly fine.  I can technically afford both, but the first one I'd have paid off within two years.  The second one would take me a bit longer.

Sooo, guy asks us to come up to his site ASAP.  We oblige.  We get there, he tells us that he put the wrong model number down on my contract, and so I'd actually put a deposit down on house #2.  And in the few months it had taken me to get a zoning variance, he had sold the model for house #1.  Now, being manufactured homes, it's not really a HUGE problem.  They could simply build me another one. 

However, the prices for everything had gone up in the interim.  And unfortunately, since I hadn't actually put a deposit down on house #1, he couldn't give me the same price we had back in the Spring.  During those few months, the price went up roughly $20k, and there was a new clause in the contracts that said that the price of the piers needed for installation could also change at the last minute, and they could easily go up another $5k.

So suddenly, my bargain, "perfectly fine" house could cost me the same amount of money as the super nice one I really wanted in the first place, but couldn't justify the money for.

Kinda wanting to throw up / seeing a potential small legal windfall depending on how decent his company was at this time, I asked the guy what the house I'd actually put the deposit down on cost. 

Thank fuck, the price can't change since I'd cut them a check months ago.  Otherwise, it too would have gone up at least $20k.

So yeah, I'm spending more than I initially intended to, but the world justified me getting the house I really wanted. 

I'm so fucking excited.  I might even get to move in by the end of the year.  If not then, definitely not much longer past the new year.  :)

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: August 17, 2021, 10:32:21 PM »
I got the zoning variance.

I can build my house.

I can't fucking believe it.   :-*

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: August 05, 2021, 02:04:12 AM »
So, it's not a done deal yet, there's at least one more hurdle to jump over - but chances are now extremely high that I'm going to be allowed to build my house!  :D :D :D

I should know within a week or two what the final word is.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: May 28, 2021, 11:37:39 PM »
I'm thinking either that, or there was some plan to buy all 19 of us out and stick some cheap condos or an apartment building on all our land.

Either way, I'm pretty irritated.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: May 27, 2021, 05:47:11 PM »
Welp, some progress has been made.  My dad went to the magistrate (he still owns the property) and basically told them in a polite manner "Hey, this zoning here is stupid.  I want to put a house here."

Aaaand everyone on the township boards agreed that the zoning is weird, and they see no good reason (other than the glaringly obvious legal reason) that he shouldn't be able to put a house on his property.  They all agree that we should be given a variance.

So now, some guy on the board is going to help us get this variance, as it's apparently above them.  We now have to make a case explaining why we think no actual business is going to want to come in and develop the land.  Guy thinks it should be pretty easy to do, seeing as there are eighteen single-family homes all in the same R3 plot (also, oddly enough, the apartment building I'm currently living in a good mile up the hill), it's a relatively small parcel of land, and nobody in their right mind is going to want to build anything else there.

So yay, less ragey.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:39:53 PM »
WTF. :/

Any sort of loophole you can take advantage of to get around that?

We're going to talk with the zoning board and whomever else they recommend we meet up with.  The small bit of bright news is that it turns out that the father of a good friend of mine is on the zoning board, so maybe he'll be able to help us convince them that nobody in their right mind is going to build a condominium on that property, and to just let me put my damn house there.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: May 10, 2021, 10:00:58 PM »
Ok, so that's sorted out.  They recognize that we've got two different properties now.

NOW the problem is that our entire area got re-zoned years ago, and our property is now considered Residential-3 zoning, which means single-family homes cannot be built on the property.

I'm seriously going to fucking cry.  All these hopes and plans I had are going down the drain.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: May 09, 2021, 02:24:17 AM »
I'm 99% certain this is merely a temporary setback, but I am absolutely *livid* with my township right now.  They're saying I can't build my house, because there's a rule that says you can't have two houses on the same parcel of land.

The parcel of land I have is connected to my parent's property.  That's all.  Like, if you look at the property assessment website, you can see that not only are they two different pieces of land, THEY ARE LITERALLY ON TWO DIFFERENT STREETS.

I'm reasonably confident that it won't take much for me to clear this up with them, but ugh. 

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« on: March 31, 2021, 02:41:06 AM »
My mom just had another operation/attempt to fix her lifelong 24/7 migraines.  It's too early to tell if things were actually successful yet, but several of her other weird ailments have seemingly been cured.  So, there's at least been some improvement to her life.

Also, there's a very high chance that by the end of this year, I'll be a homeowner.  :)  My dad has very generously offered the use of the plot of land we have off to the side of their house, and I'm looking to build a modular home on it.  I've tried several times over the past two years to just buy an already existing house, but all the local flippers get to it before I can even get off work to make a proper damn offer.

So, fuck it.  I'll build my own damn place.

Random Chat / Re: You fucks are getting old
« on: March 31, 2021, 02:36:10 AM »
Do you guys find you have less friends now? I have developed a bit of misanthropy and typically keep new people at a distance, which is the opposite of how I used to be. Happy with the friendships I have established but don't care for the leg work required to develop something new.

Abso-fuckin'-lutely.  I'm pretty sure that I've lost at least five or six friends in the past month, and one "person who was never my friend, I merely tolerated them because pretty much everyone else in my friend circle seemed to like them, I in fact think they're a terrible person, and I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire."  The rest I genuinely care about, but I basically had to cut ties with one of them because I couldn't handle the way I was being treated by them because of the piss-person.  And when I did that, I became the bad guy because I don't have the energy to defend myself anymore, and I just gave up.

I'd love to be friends with most of them again, I miss 'em.  Even the one I had to cut out.  But I know we'd never be very close again.  I can't trust them.

Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« on: October 08, 2020, 01:18:39 AM »
If one more customer gives me shit about our store's mandatory mask policy, I swear to god I'm going to disappear from this board for another four years.

Random Chat / Re: Which one are you?
« on: April 28, 2018, 11:27:40 PM »

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