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Old 03-16-2017, 11:14 AM   #1
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Why I lied.

On a thread about "Would you ever buy another house I replied

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Absolutely Not! Lawn care, fencing, irrigation, and all that jazz. Nope, not me. Much rather the upkeep on my MH.


Well, once again, I need to eat my words. I said after I lost my boxer, Cash, I would never get another one, wrong, adopted Chevy, a young rescue boxer and have never regretted that decision.

However, because he was young (somewhere between 16 months to 2 years old) he proved to have way more energy than I. So, as a precaution to keep from being dragged off my feet (yes, I took him to obedience class) and to ensure that he got enough exercise, I started looking for property where I could park the MH and fence an area that Chevy could run and play off leash. I found an acre of land with access to sewer,water, and electricity for the MH and enough land to fence in for the pup.

One bonus to the property is that there was an older house on the property in need of alot of work, plus since I parked the MH behind the house no one can see it and I have total privacy. From what I have been told, the small house came off of FT. Stewart, built around 60 years ago for officer housing after WWII and was moved to its present location around 20+ years ago. I have torn out the bathroom and am in the process of remodeling it myself, then next will be the kitchen. I have no interest in ever living in the house but am having a blast working on it. Have already totally replumbed the water lines with pex tubing, built a well house and installed an electric sub-panel to it.

Even though my Newmar Mountain Aire is older there just isn't any work needed to the house portion and I 've missed puttering with stuff. It keeps me from sitting on my backside stuffing my face, plus I'm covered by the VA medical service it is less complicated by staying near one clinic. Because I paid cash for the property I no longer have a lot rent or mortgage payment.

The pup enjoys his freedom to play and I can putter to my hearts content. Win, win!!

I still consider myself a full-timer."

Just thought I would start a new thread and show you my project:

The first picture is of listing
The second is after new windows, doors, and paint
The third is of bathroom before starting remodel
The last is of shower pan I poured with the water proofing applied

Next up will be for me to tile the whole thing.

Just in case you are new here, I'm a 63 year old slightly daft female. LOL
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:29 AM   #2
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Here's a couple more pictures:

The first is after I tore out the old wall board and re-plumbed, wired a couple of wall lights, and installed cement board
The second is example of wall and floor tiles
The last is of the well house I built

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Looks better than a lot of the "Casita's I have seen... next is pouring an RV pad and getting the electrical & sewer dump in?
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Congratulations!! Looks good so far.
My wife died last August and I'm planning on fixing the old place up, getting the step grandson through high school. selling the house and go full time. I'm 70 so I need to get moving!
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Looks better than a lot of the "Casita's I have seen... next is pouring an RV pad and getting the electrical & sewer dump in?
I already did the 50amp RV hookup and the sewer system was already in.

The RV pad will be after I finish the inside of the house.
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Congratulations!! Looks good so far.
My wife died last August and I'm planning on fixing the old place up, getting the step grandson through high school. selling the house and go full time. I'm 70 so I need to get moving!
Mr. D, I remember you and your lovely wife from the Pacific northwest get together a few years ago at Brazels (sic). I am so very sorry for all you and she went through. How are the kitties doing? Watching you stroll around with one on a leash was a sight to behold. Way better mannered than my unruly beast was.

Wishing you and yours peace.
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I think you have done well. Not to much house to worry about, dogs going to love it, you got all your hook ups, and your own land. And, its paid for. Yippie! Plus you still have your RV. I'm happy for you. I know being in the VA system can be a challenge when travelling, and thank you for your service.
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Mr. D, I remember you and your lovely wife from the Pacific northwest get together a few years ago at Brazels (sic). I am so very sorry for all you and she went through. How are the kitties doing? Watching you stroll around with one on a leash was a sight to behold. Way better mannered than my unruly beast was.

Wishing you and yours peace.
Thank you!
Yes, the kitties are doing OK except for one that we got when the step daughter died and we inherited the grandkids and her two cats. I think Celeste is getting to the end of her time, her brother is already gone. Tomiko still walks on the leash although not as far now, still begs me to go out if the weather is nice, sometimes he just goes to the end of the drive and turns around to come in.
Anyway, your home looks like a great way to spend some time getting it ready, yet not so large as to require a lot of work later. I'm in the process of getting the stick house ready to sell and man, do we have a LOT of stuff to clear out! Jacob is 17 so one more year in high school.
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Thanks for the kind words. Thought I'd add a few more pictures of the bathroom.

The 1st is of the left hand side of the bathroom wall after tearing out drywall.

The 2nd is after I added a GFCI outlet, wiring for two wall sconces, and added an outlet to the closest in the adjoining bedroom.

The 3rd is of that same wall with the new tile up before the grouting is done.
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Kaye, Looks really good so far, great job! And it is in a great area, so a win, win! Your MA is the same year as "Mona", and i have to say, they made them right back then!
Also, thank you for your service! Rail!
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Very talented lady. Great work. I was a tile setter for 15 years, along with the other trades.
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What? No picture of your pup?
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You've done a wonderful job fixing that lil' place. How's that saying go..."idle hands are the devil's workshop.". Looks like you found something to keep you out of the devil's workshop.

Keep the pics comin'.

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What? No picture of your pup?
Just remember, you asked for it. Lol

I should update the info on Chevy, on his normal yearly check up it was discovered that he has heartworms. The best the vet can figure is that he was infected prior to him being found by the rescue. He was tested for them when they picked him up in January of 2016, I also had him tested the first of May 2016. All came back negative and he was on heartworm preventive from January 2016. The vet said it takes 6 months from infection to a positive result. So right now he is being treated for them. Not pleasant but I've got my fingers crossed for a good outcome. Since he has to be kept calm during treatment for the next 2 months, he's not allowed in his nice, new fenced in area.

Anyone know how to keep a young boxer calm? LOL
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