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Postby Uncle » Sat Aug 15, 2009 6:19 pm

Uncle is headed to Texas.

Ah've had it with the left coast. I grew up out here, spent mah whole life out here.

It's gotten too stupid for even me to ignore any more.

Ah found a little town of 2500 people, I bought a general store and a big house.

Ah'll let y'all know when we're all settled in.

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Postby littljohn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 3:27 pm

Uncle needs to learn to appreciate chili, Tejan style; and to realize there ain't a Starbucks within a hunnert miles.

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Postby Uncle » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:26 pm

littljohn wrote:Uncle needs to learn to appreciate chili, Tejan style; and to realize there ain't a Starbucks within a hunnert miles.

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Funny you should mention that....

A. I DOES appreciate Tejan chilli.
B. Actually, there's a Starbucks 8 miles up the road in Eastland.

And no, I don't drink StarBucks coffee anyways.

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Postby littljohn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:52 pm

If it's that far away, you can serve hifalutin coffee in the gen'l store.

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Postby littljohn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:52 pm

If it's that far away, you can serve hifalutin coffee in the gen'l store.

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Postby Uncle » Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:43 pm

littljohn wrote:If it's that far away, you can serve hifalutin coffee in the gen'l store.

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That's one of my plans, along with an off premise liquor license.

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Postby littljohn » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:29 pm

Who must you screw for a booze license? CXounty commissioner, or a likker board member? I dunno who has the franchise in Tejas. Can you get a beer license for easy n cheap and sell some Pearl n Lone Star - and a bit of Shiner - while you get the lay of the land for 'spirits'?
I'm pertial to Shiner bock for my Tejas tipple.

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Postby Uncle » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:49 pm

littljohn wrote:Who must you screw for a booze license?


Apparently the TABC http://www.tabc.state.tx.us/index.asp

The good news, is that an off premise beer license about $300 for 2 years.

The even better news is that my city is wet, the next one over is dry. ;-)

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Postby littljohn » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:25 am

You're wet, they're dry = license to steal. I had a 'private club' license back home in The day. 'Private Club' meant open 7 days, 24 hours, if you wanted. Open Sunday = license to steal. Membership was conferred upon a majority vote of the members present and voting at the time of application, dues were $2.50, first drink on the house :)

If I hadn't got tired of putting up with drunks for a living, and my partner (family) took The Pleadge, I'd still have it. Truly a license to steal.

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Postby Jadugara » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:53 am

Just let us know if you're having a house-warming event!

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Postby Halbherz » Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:25 pm

*google-earth-stalking mode*

So yer in Carbon?
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Postby Uncle » Wed Aug 19, 2009 12:58 am

Halbherz wrote:*google-earth-stalking mode*

So yer in Carbon?


Nice try.

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Postby Uncle » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:34 am

Jadúgara wrote:Just let us know if you're having a house-warming event!

Jadúgara ^_^


I'll be settled in by Thanksgiving.

The packers are boxing up everything now as we speak.
The shop is next month.

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Postby Jadugara » Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:47 am

Awesome!

Wow,...everythings moving so swiftly, from my perspective...

Are things moving fast enough for you?

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Postby Uncle » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:30 pm

Jadúgara wrote:Are things moving fast enough for you?


We be here.

Ok Muley, I can say it now. "Yehaw!"

I got lights, water, gas and internet. Phone's next on the list, along with fixing a lot of odds and ends wrong with the place. It's not quite "The Haney Place" but it does have a lot of issues.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsEhXE5IUCQ

The moving van should be here today or tomorrow.

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Postby Uncle » Sun Oct 11, 2009 12:15 pm

Uncle wrote:It's not quite "The Haney Place" but it does have a lot of issues.


It's a tribute to how well this house was constructed, that in the 72 years this house has stood here, the previous owners haven't managed to destroy it.

http://www.grendel.com/ranger/Raanger-1%20208.jpg

The moving van should be here today or tomorrow.


10' tall, 53' long, I'd let the movers enough room in the back to pile the left over blankets and such (3') I think I broke one of the movers when they unloaded the truck.

The next step is moving the shop from Los Angeles to here. That will probably be another full van. (And another broken mover.)

Whee, moving is such fun.

Someone suggested I'd save a lot of money by using U-Haul instead and doing it myself. Over 450 boxes and another 100+ individual items. No, my plan was moving to Texas, NOT the emergency room. Nor was it making the trip a dozen times and taking a month to move.

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Postby littljohn » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:46 pm

I found out, you may of. The cost of moving is putting the shit in boxes. My stuff was such that I hadda box it anyway. Having the mover haul thge boxes and the heavy shit wasn't any more expensive that hioring two day alborers at each end and renting a truck (two trucks)> I boxed, they schlepped the chit, $1500 scoots vs $4500 they make it appear there broken.

Absolute best was when I was In. PCS move. "You the contract mover?" "yeah" "Here's orders and vouchers, there's both addresses, I'll be there tomorrow to watch the packing, book allows you four days, call me when you're headed for the new place, I'll watch the unpacking." "Ok Sarge, thanks".

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Re: Texas

Postby Uncle » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:46 am

Uncle wrote:Uncle is headed to Texas.

Ah'll let y'all know when we're all settled in.

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It is done. Well, almost. I moved the house in September, and was back out in Los Angeles to move the shop in October. I had more stuff than I thought.

1-1/2 53' moving vans. Yeesh. They should be arriving next week. Everything else is out here now. Including Uncle.

Come on Muley, we're waiting for ya.

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Postby Jadugara » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:28 pm

I'll be talkin' to Muley again soon,...and by gosh, by gum, by golly,...we're gonna pop in for a visit if it KILLS us! (or you do)...

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Re: Texas

Postby Uncle » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:18 am

Uncle wrote:1-1/2 53' moving vans. Yeesh. They should be arriving next week.


They arrived. All 38,500 pounds of it.

Well, that's over with. Now I can spend the next two weeks getting the store opened.

When do I get to relax?

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Postby littljohn » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:56 pm

Card ever one that comes in your store, tobacco or sauce. Get known as a hardass on age. It ain't worth it. The money goes away with the beer. Best I seen is a tear off calendar with a big Date on it. Covers tobacco and booze wherever you are. Or beer and spirit if theyre different

Person before you needed the ramp?

Need a clerk in yer store?
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Postby Uncle » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:57 pm

littljohn wrote:Card ever one that comes in your store, tobacco or sauce. Get known as a hardass on age.


The only way to deal with age related products. No wiggle. Period.

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Re: Texas

Postby Uncle » Thu Dec 24, 2009 2:09 pm

Uncle wrote:Uncle is headed to Texas.


I'm here and it's snowing. I think it's snow. Back in Los Angeles the only time it looked like it snowed was when the idiots would set a national forest on fire and the cars would be covered with white ash the next morning.

Oh, and merry Christmas, "God bless us each and every one."

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Re: Texas

Postby littljohn » Thu Dec 24, 2009 3:00 pm

Merry Christmas to all.

I hope everyone gets an egg for easter, too!

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Re: Texas

Postby Jadugara » Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:01 am

Yes indeed!

Merry Christmas,...Happy Yule,...Joyeus Noel,...and all that stuff...

And of course,...here's to a grand new year...

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Re: Texas

Postby Ramseys » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:15 am

I want to leave Ohio. :cry:
Instead of spending the day loading my pickup...
I spent the day trying to get it out of two to three feet of snow.
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Re: Texas

Postby Uncle » Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:24 am

Ramseys wrote:I want to leave Ohio. :cry:


You have my heartfelt sympathy sir.
You, Tony Ray, BC and Jag are all invited up to Chez Uncle once you get out here.

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Re: Texas

Postby Jadugara » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:48 am

Ramseys wrote:I want to leave Ohio. :cry:
Instead of spending the day loading my pickup...
I spent the day trying to get it out of two to three feet of snow.


Damn! I was kinda worried about you having some crappy weather issues up there during the attempted trip down...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya.... Just stay safe!!!

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Postby Uncle » Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:37 pm

littljohn wrote:Card ever one that comes in your store, tobacco or sauce.

Need a clerk in yer store?


Well despite the delays....we go "live" this coming Wednesday.

Yeah, I sort of missed my target date of November 15th by three months.

Hopefully I *am* going to need help.

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Postby Uncle » Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:47 pm

Uncle wrote:Well despite the delays....we go "live" this coming Wednesday.


Well, we did it.

Opened the doors at 10 AM
Received our initial order of inventory at Noon. (Yeah, two hours after we opened)
The competition across the street closed their doors at 3 PM.

And one of my neighbors dropped in and said, "You want a player piano? It works, $100..."

Oh, and we actually sold some product.

So yeah, I'd say it was a success.

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