Here is land for houses. I had offer from Assisted Living group that wanted 5 acres for one. I am not in fancy place. Land was cheaper here than other places around here at that time. Woman wanted to sell and get for CA. Her husband was out there and she was here with kids. He had found a good job. About half what she had started out asking. I offered and realtor said too low and I said offer it all I can pay. Cash. She took it but she had came down trying to sell and came down more for my offer. And it was on if we sold over in the other valley and we had offer okay but not papers on it. It worked out. Income taxes eat you up. I have the price of this place and some work done on it. But at the prices now. What IRS gives you once in a life time deduct does not really do it here. Taxes will be stiff. I would need a good CPA tax guy.
Moving tons of stuff and room to store or put it, adds up. I have stuff that says Occupied Japan that I have had since 40's. Small cheap .10 items back then . Just few. I buy cookie cutters and kitchen stuff. Craft stuff. Mostly sewing I guess. It all has to be dumped to move. I up graded my glasses and stuff some years back. .25 and it matches in set 12 of this and that. I went for plain clear glass so all with work together. Not same pattern. I do not care. I had a set of green sherberts -- footed -- and gave to DIL as told her would go with her set as green. She took. I had then decide clear glass only. She had asked me buy any pieces I saw to go with her set of dishes. I found out what it was and told her Penny's sold it. She bought part set at a yard sale it seems. I only found like 3 or 4 bowls in all this time. She asked me to find her some bread pans the width of regular bread. She could not find anywhere to buy. I gave her a whole set of dishes. I have no idea what she did with them. I asked if wanted and she did. She does not use.
This was gravel road when bought the place. County findly paved and then town took over. I am inside the town. I am still county and pay no city tax or my taxes would be lot higher. And county has graded this old house to below average to get cheaper tax rate. I am scared to paint it. I am paying over $100 in taxes a month to just live here.
The 10 acres down on the corner is cow pasture and no buildings. Zoned neighbor commerical and I called in and asked what that was. That is like 660 feet from me down the road. Realtor said high so like million at least and it has not sold. the 10 acres south of me he has refused to sell out but he is going down hill too and his wife works so they make it. So he said. He asked what SS I got and told me what he had first. We are the last two hold outs here. I figure if he sells they will maybe want this too to have 15 for building house. His 10 and my 5. Woman across from me they sold out years back and kept the house sold off the l5 acres minus that. he passed on few years ago. And she is 80 and her daughter lives with her. My kids all married and all the grand kids too. Rest of people around new. Like with you spuds old dieing off and to a home. I moved here summer of 64. Things change.
I can not find a place with land up there near town and one that was offered me was 12 acres and 1 1/2 million. Some vacant land. House trailrt has to be like not more than 10 years old to put in that town. No old ones . I tried to find a good used mobile to put on the land. Modular I mean. DIL call and as it would have to come from Utah so not over the Pass. I have tried in all ways it seems. My son has vacant lots too I could use. Just pay the taps. My son put a chain link fence across the front of those lots. From rental house to his place. 3 or 4 lots I am not sure. Yes, if I had water or could pay for water could plant out there. Not using it. Rental back yard has had dogs for years and I was told can't grow stuff there till it has been taken care of. There is a cost to clean that. No garage just small tin shed. A small tin 10 x 10 storage unit rents for $50 a month up there. I think $35 for 8 by 10. He keeps them rented. Things are way high there than was and taxes are still pretty low. Just 80 miles but gas, oil and oil shale up there. Over the pass of narrow mountain road. They are holding the road okay now it seems. Use to go out a lot. Was gravel when we came here.
Spuds I am not kidding on prices and Annie is in the resort area and that is lot higher.
But a truck load of nic nacks could cost a lot to move. Some one said $1 a pound it could run and like moving a can of pork n beans could cost you a $1. Yes, rent a truck , use your own and buy one and resell it and so on. I can not move big stuff . Stuff that can freeze can not go out in the shed. Canning. cans , paint and so on. Still have to be fixed bug and mouse proof. I figure my car up and back $25 a trip to give it some lee way. Little high maybe. I figure movers for the heavy stuff big stuff. If I get I all sorted out and boxed and labeled. Up there one has to be stocked up and all that that far from a city. Local grocery they say is high. Cost more to heat as colder and longer season to heat. Gas at the pump is higher. Nothing going for the dang town but my son is there. He had a good job there and started buying houses to rent. Now has the storage units and RV storage inside and out side. They have been working at it. She is full time on the business and he still works full time and does mechanic work off hours. He should stay there and not be moving off somewhere. Getting old is fun.
Cutting fire wood at 80 may not be able to do you know. It cost here. Rasing your own sure. You drop the trees. You can get gas wood splitter. Neighbors had a really nice one even she used it.
And across from me and on to the corner is building new houses and it is filling up in there dang fast. There are building here and selling. Just that 10 acres on corner other side that has not sold. Sign I think is down and cows in. It could well be lot more than million. I presume could be re-zoned for houses if they wanted.
How will you handle the remoteness at 80 by your self.
This was good till the town expanded. They annex so can subdivide. County does not let you do that.
Yesterday I needed to go to city and I drove to the road and steady line of vehicles from that park. Dozens of cars and more coming. I just forced my way in. Had to get to town and then the stop sign on the corner to get by. 4 way stop. I guess they have stop sgn for the park to get out. I turned my car in my yard a round to drive out. This winter from shoveled drive I had to back into road.
New stop light in town for one highway. Been sign at store, stop sign and no left hand turns, They turn left all the time. They now have a cement divider to get out store parking lot. But I do not see that as enough to make them do it. Will be hard to get in from the main street I think. I go to the street beside and turn down it and then in.
I get newsletter from town on things. They are trying to get people to shop in town. I am non-resident to use the community building when done. If I buy in town I am helping pay for it as it comes from the 1 cent extra sale tax. Seniors $5 a day adults under 65 $6 20 punch pass is $95 and year pass $325, Senior pass for 20 is $90 res and res for year $300. No excerise room listed. Where my son is there is a room with excerise machines. And a wt room. I did not see the wt room but DIL uses both every day and cost like $115 does 6 months. Pool and so on there too. Here will have pool. I buy at thift shop as cheaper one and I buy at farm store and find they charge more than I can buy in city. I get few spark plugs at parts store. People vote the tax in and shop else where as cheaper. I buy at Family Dollar. Food no sale taxes but it on candy there now. ?? I go to the post Office. I quit the store here as got too high. $1 a jar more for mustard got me really good. Little ones. Here they can go walk in the mall in city before it opens. Town has walking paths. One over in the park was being used good now ball park I do not know. Sidewalks are there.
This was nice little farm area. Mine was smaller only 5 acres. Bigger farms on out.
Post by mightyspuds on Jun 29, 2010 12:36:35 GMT -8
Got a large and small gravy separator,a power supply for netbook,a football for muttster,a nice set of stainless forks spoons and knives from Japan,all matching,looked they cleaned out Gramma's house.2 small corning ware dishes,and a food processor parts for the kitchinaide (extra parts,have that attachment already.)Stapler,oster small jar.and an air pump I will use in hydro tank.
I have a couple of those corning ware dishes given to me years back and they have the plastic lid to go on them for storage in fridge. I have couple smaller that have glass lids.
Years back I went to yard sale and I was out of bowls as I had dropped or broke them all. Table with a batch of pyrex type more flat but I asked how much for all. Was not that many and she said $4. I got. No lids on most and I have since got a few lids. I should hunt them up and thrift has a bunch of lids. Daughter sent me 2 or 3 in a set and Son and his wife got me a set of bowls. I busted a lid to one of them fast and found one to fit at thrift pretty good. I had arthritis so bad in hands I was dropping things and at least one egg a week on the floor. I bought a set of stainless steel mixing bowls and couple more BIG ones. Got more at thrifts. I got a set of ice tea glasses and part were gone with in a week or two. I had to get stemware to hang on it . So I have bowls now. My glasses sauce dishes from oats do not have a foot on them. But got someothers I can use for it. I am loads better now as I have worked at it. I did knock a big chip out of cereal bowl few weeks ago and need to see if I can find one at the thrift to have set of 8. Hit on the door latch putting dishes away. Every day heavier stuff. For got to look today.
Sounds like ya'll are getting some good deals. It's a rare thing for me to find anything really "good" at the thrift stores around here. It's a fairly "poor community" and everyone shops at Goodwill, but when I get over that way - about an hour off - I go in anyway, to see if I can find a good deal. With hubby laid off again, even with the miles to drive, I'll be doing a lot more looking on a more regular basis... I used to just "hit and miss" but I miss doing it, so putting it back in my "schedule" will be nice.
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Post by mightyspuds on Jan 29, 2011 4:34:10 GMT -8
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Post by mightyspuds on Jan 29, 2011 4:39:35 GMT -8
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Well, bread I buy is now $1.69. ON top shelf and I had DIL tell me the price. That is .20 up this year. First a dime up and now this. Multigrain 1 1/2 # loaf. It is amoung the cheaper bread I know. They have those pound loaves of the cheapest. Kids took me to store yesterday. I paid the light and gas bill and got a centennial quarter in the change and I handed to son and said what it was and he pocketed it . Grinned at me to see what I would do and I told him he could have it. I am still spitting. Shortening the cheapest here all veggie was $6.49. I got only one and I will stock up when I can get to Walmart or such. Walmart sells bags of wheat. I do not remember price. I am done buying of course this month. I spent very close to $40. And I did get 25# of flour so have extra. And a can of shortening ahead. Can I am on is about gone and I have one to replace it and one for the pantry now. I thought sure I had more cans in the pantry than that one. I thought sure I had bought some before Xmas when I was getting stuff.
I have not located my grinder that should do wheat. One in cupboard will do corn and soybeans for tofu. Son said it will not do wheat fine enough for flour. Cheap hand mill. The other has the stone burrs. I need to find. Maybe on porch in another box in the shed. I did all the boxes about but baking pans boxes.
Plain food, beans, bread and corn meal and potatoes and such are darn high. 25 # flour was $6 something. I do not have a ticket on it. Was on DIL's at Sam's. I think that is cheaper.
Kids just took me to store here and not to city with them. DIL was going to go to doctor for sinus. They left the stock trailer here while they went and came back and took off to get hay. And on for home from there. I have not had a chance to get to the thrift as I would have had to carry on the bus. Been using this bus all winter. I can not carry much from the corner up here but can get milk and such. I have plenty of powdered milk but fresh skim is cheaper and have a jug to use. I still have one prescription I have to get every 45 days as 90 pills at 2 a day. I am not doing with out food or anything.
I dang well had better have a good garden and crop this year.
I do not know where Brigham City is. Vernal I could get to I know. Still long ways from me and I looked up that BC and no way as too far. Bulk store we had in big city went out and there is store here 75 miles off that has some stuff. Vitamin Cottage has some bulk but I think they are too high. Vitamin store I buy at has some things.
Post by mightyspuds on Apr 23, 2011 12:16:28 GMT -8
Some fluffy towels,a half finished quilt wall hanging,trivet,15 dress patterns,3 belt buckles,2 yarns,a toilet repair kit,degreaser,window antifog,8 tapes Mutiny on the Bounty cassette,2 dog toys,and get this....80!!! Louis Lamore books!And a green Lava Lamp of all things.
L'Amour paperbacks in city at thrifts would run a $1 or better each. Thift store here quit habing dress patterns but they do now have material again. Cut denium blocks but really came up in the blocks. You got a really good buy.
Post by mightyspuds on Apr 25, 2011 4:27:12 GMT -8
Well I learned a lot about Lava Lamps. The BEST ones were made in Chicago in the 1970's.
Apparently because they didnt do any cost cutting. Now except for Mathmos made in England and cant really buy here all are made in China with really crappy ingredients.The water gets cloudy and the action is very poor.
The originals are RARE and costly at about 25 ( if lucky) to 75+ dollars each and are very collectible,go figure,who would know that stuff?
So lucky me finds an original in excellent shape but it does need a top cap,will use something off a spray can lid,the bottle cap on jar itself is intact.
Anywho,if you see an old one for cheap,pick it up,they are a find.
I do not know what lava is. Volcano? I have a rock, alabaster lamp base with top gone. were light houses. I have a couple pet rocks in boxes and one pet rock necklace in box. I have Mt St Helens molded thing with the ash mixed in.
Post by mightyspuds on May 31, 2011 10:26:39 GMT -8
Went to thrift store.
Did good,got a Black/Decker steam iron,if it was used it was rarely.a NICE craftsmen tool box,green,probably late 1960's small enough to take to pick a part and carry around,a NICE early 1960's timing light,a remote starter switch.
4 way tire iron,a 2 ton Sears bottle jack,4 wire nuts,a plastic grocery bag of candles,a book on tape and a cassette of CAMELOT, Couple rolls of solder.A folding 2 step step stool,nicer older heavy one.A computer power strip. Nice plastic funnel,2 stuffed toys for dogs.
I bought a flashlight of some kind for a dime today. Yes, it turns on and 2 bulbs. Has a big trigger I think that charges it up. Has two buttons, one turns it on the other locks the trigger deal. No brand on it but Colorado NRCS. Would fit in purse okay. No place opens for batts.
Got a yard of material for .50 and has one cut out cat and the rest of it is big stuffed cat. I hope I can use in quilt making. Appliques. Could not tell for sure what it was as folded up and taped shut. Got 5 PBs and couple patterns. Pattern for mew the pants patter was not in it just the jacket and top. .10 us all. The other pattern brand new and never unfolded. I spent $2.58.
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