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Goodbye to 'The Range'
« on: November 21, 2019, 05:34:17 AM »
Unfortunately the ranch where I live has just been sold and I am going to have to relocate from my 'caretaker's residence' to another home somewhere. This is of course the down side from an airgun and hunting standpoint; it's wonderful to shoot and harvest game in your back yard. There is no definite up side yet but I have some things (actually only one thing) in the works. I don't want to jinx it so I'm going to lay low for a couple of days and see what transpires.

The airgun range has been a fun fixture here for three years. It's new location will be about 15 minutes away and on my family's dairy. So I will still have a range, just not at my immediate disposal within 50' of the house. Of course Mike the Welder's "trees" for the T posts will be going as well as all of the hanging steel.

Hopefully all of the logistics fall into place and I won't have to rent a two bed/one bath apt. for $2300.00 a month (the going rate here)  Can't afford to stay, can't afford to move. Welcome to the Bay Area.


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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 05:38:55 AM »
Post Office is looking for some seasonal work.
WALMART has a shopping cart retrieval technician shortage.
Too, they need some more greeters.
Hopefully the cows won’t mind you sleeping with them at the dairy.

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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 07:02:18 AM »
Oh man. I’ll say something more when I stop crying.

Bummer!
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 01:16:47 PM »
I could say a lot of things in an effort to comfort those affected. unfortunately, I can't. All I can say is, move on, and never look back!
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 06:14:18 PM »
That's what I'm doing, Alan

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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2019, 06:53:58 PM »
Any chance they'll want to keep ya?
Good luck in whatever
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 07:35:57 PM »
Bnowlion,

No. I mean I use the term ''caretaker" loosely. The main house on this place is a palatial home.

https://www.coldwellbankerhomes.com/ca/petaluma/2485-2525-middle-two-rock-rd/pid_33199885/

I did all of the tile inside and outside in the house when it was built. It was a lot of work and I was there for a long time. I got to know the owner and shortening a long story I was offered to rent the lower old ranch if I wanted. The main new house believe it or not is not a primary residence but an often-visited weekend retreat. So I had the run of the place to myself. The owners loved having a local and trusted friend around 24/7 to deal with anything that might come up. So began a great relationship. But life changes for the owners (health, career) have required them to minimize and so the place was sold. The new owners wish the property to be 100% vacant so that's where I'm at.

There are folks who have it way worse than me. I'll be fine, it's all a matter of perspective.

In the middle of typing this I just received a call from a local rancher who has a rental. He knows my dad and my brother is his son's accountant. There are times being a local stinks but there are more times when it's good. Meeting him at 8:30am. Hey Steve...the place is the next ranch over from where we turkey hunted at the NEW spot.
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 07:50:45 PM »
WOW just maybe.
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
Rents and property values here are no joke. An 80 year old 2bed/1bath with no garage in town is valued at $475,000 to $575,000. Rent for the same house is around $2700.00 per month. It makes a difficult for a journeyman tradesman to be able to buy property, or worse pay 30k a year in rent. The irony is that those same home values drive my business as a tile contractor so it's tough to have your cake and eat it too. Although my daughter and grandson are in Idaho, the rest of my family (including my parents and six siblings and their children) are all still close by. Never lived anywhere else...it's all I know! lol
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Re: Goodbye to 'The Range'
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2019, 08:16:23 PM »
That’s an amazing house and your tile work is art!

Hope you find a place that’s affordable and suitable for a feller who likes to lean out the back door and shoot his airguns.  ;D

Right next to that new permission, eh? Hmmm I like the sound of that. Was going to ask if that small house there was available?
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