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HBS Guy

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23°C in Tassie yesterday, 40°C in Adelaide today. Horrid drive Melbourne—Adelaide.

Had to wait 5 minutes at the COVID check at the border due to some idiots not having had approval to enter prearranged.
 

HBS Guy

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Organic weedkiller. Note the MDF shelf painted with ceiling white to protect it from moisture:

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Malt vinegar and tartaric acid are stronger acids. Must remember to bring from Adelaide next time. I added half a cup of the pure unscented liquid soap
 

HBS Guy

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Been looking at garden sheds. Will need all the work done for me—I am just not there long enough, can’t get on a ladder etc.

I will get a slightly larger shed but mainly a higher one—get a nice high and wide shelving unit and an amazing amount of crap can be stored neatly and off the floor. Door needs to be wide enough to allow a ride-on mower to be put in and taken out the shed. Will insist on much stronger fixing of metal to the cement slab: one fixing point a side is nowhere near enough!

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If I do a pergola in front of the shed (to hide it, don’t want to look at a bloody shed all day) I will have some cross timbers put in so I can throw a tarp over it to create an eave or temporary lean to. Folding table and chair, I have a gas cooker, a kettle, teapot, glass & metal containers for tea, coffee, powdered milk—be comfy.

Heheheh block next door has an outdoor dunny for some unfathomable reason. I used it to have a piss now and then. Flushed it with 15L water and squirted a bit of bleach on the last day.
 

HBS Guy

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Covered the ground around the trees thickly with peastraw (small gravel around the trunks.) Had ordered 22 bales, had a few left over, dumped them where weeds/grass looked aggressive. Late on last day, all I could be bothered doing.
 

HBS Guy

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Door of the dunny was closed in the ad for the block mid last year. It wasn’t me broke it open.
 

HBS Guy

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Definitely Tassie first! Tamar Valley, central highlands, cradle mountain, Tarquin, West coast, Hobart and the Salamanca Markets!

Sadly, hardly seen any of those, my trips there are working trips and in 2016 we didn’t stay in Hobart on a Saturday.

Just got the latest email from Launceston Farmers Market. Gawd I want to be there!

Only drawback—very very limited charcuterie and prosciutto. Very few salamis etc and some not of best quality. Will make them myself I suppose.
 

HBS Guy

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Holy fuckaroony! My land agent just called.

$95,000—my optimistic asking price.
Cash
45 days settlement
$85,000 in my hot little hand!

Not bad for an initial investment of $20,000, initial value $30,000 eh?
 

johnsmith

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well done monk ...


I expect a cut for moderating your forum in your absence. I think 20% should cover it. Thanks in advance:smirk
 

HBS Guy

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LOL!

There is a cheap block for sale, could buy that, put trees and junk there, look for a better place later.
 

HBS Guy

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Forget about the cheap block! Geez!

But I have a block, gets a bit cold there but can put up with that.
 

HBS Guy

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No, managed to knock off $2,500 off a nice block—be able to subdivide and sell half later. Close to major cities including the major one.

Unlike other cheapish blocks it is not way out in the sticks. It will do me, still leaves $30,000 cash in my pocket.
 

HBS Guy

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Ha, the agent emailed me a bit earlier today, saying another person was making an offer and what was the highest bid I could make. Pffft, I felt the agent was trying to jack the price–and his commission– up. I replied offering a lesser amount, equal to the price asked for a similar property. I emailed the agent an hour later saying why don’t we proceed at the price arrived at yesterday, not much less than the advertised asking price after all.

Should have the contract soon.
 
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