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Old 08-24-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Default Future IHPA Headquarters

Some of you May have noticed that I have been spending little time on the website lately. Well its been for good reason. Aside from dealing with the usual overbooked shop work, filling orders and dealing with the daily bs of owning and running a small business norma and I had finally cashed in enough aluminum cans and beer bottles to afford a down payment on our first home. With the housing market being where its at we figured it was now or never. So about three months ago we started house shopping and settled on a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath modular home on almost 4 acres in Grass Valley. I won't go into details on what hell we had to go thru in order to complete the deal on this place but if anyone ever needs a real estate attorney I will gladly refer you to mine who happens to be a IH nut like the rest of us here.

So lets begin the tour!


We start with the inside dining area.



And then the master bedroom and bath.



The kitchen.



The living room.



Pantry and laundry room.



The back yard.


More back yard.



Next three pictures are the back of the house.





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Old 08-24-2008, 08:18 PM   #2
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This is the only piece of green grass on the property. For some weird reason I am obsessed with keeping this lawn perfect.



Moving on to my favorite part - the garage.



First thing I did was hang a IH banner, move in some farm equipment and fire up the 1951 IH reefer in order to keep the suds ice cold. Since moving in we have been relying on this old fridge to keep our food cold as well since we haven't bought a new fridge yet.



Front of the house.



And this is our driveway out to the main road.



Another few views of the front of the house.





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Old 08-24-2008, 08:35 PM   #3
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We now move on to the old barn.



The barn has a sliding door, electricity and a chicken coop.



A nice sized loft to house all the used parts. It even had a farm implement left in it.



This is the secondary driveway that will be used for the business side of things. Its fairly over grown now but after a few trips up and down it it has started to clear itself(sort of).



Leaving the barn and moving across the secondary driveway we now are at the old house.



Its pretty much in rambles but this will be renovated into the future office and show room for the business.





Found this snake skin on the back side of the old house. Hope its not a rattler!



From this point it goes down quite aways - about an acres worth or more. Its pretty overgrown and of this writing still unexplored territory.


And a view back at the house.


This now concludes our tour. Lets begin the remodel!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:51 PM   #4
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Before moving our stuff into the house three things needed to get done - fresh paint, new carpet, and tile in the master bathroom to replace the carpet that was in it. I didn't get any pictures of the paint party we had here except for the end which was a picture of the painted doors. Regardless I want to say thanks to all who came by and helped - Chad, dennis, Mike and rusty, Darren and steph.



Pieces of the master bath were stored in the bedroom.



Linoleum pulled out.



This area by the front door will receive tile as well.



The tile layout in the bathroom begins.



Dennis hard at it getting the tile down.





The kids are having so much fun here that they easily drift off into some serious nap time.

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Old 08-24-2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Sheeet man! That's far nicer than ya been bullshittin' me about! I was feelin' sorry for yawl...but now I know where I'm bringin' tha trailerhouse ta live when kathy runs my azz off the next time!

Dam we're happy for yawl! I'm bringin' plenty gray water fertilizer for that yard when we come down in October!

Mom and pop should have the nursery moved in there by thanksgiving??? I can see them palms planted in the rockcrawl!
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:24 PM   #6
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Looks like some mighty fine digs man, congrats! I great friend of mine grew up in gv (I like it a lot up there) off lime kiln rd. Looks like a lot of fun to me, good luck with the new place!
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:49 PM   #7
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Nice house / place...

I do not want you to be alarmed, but you should take care / use some caution. Based on the vegetation, I think you are still in the "habitat" for rattlesnakes. I think they can live as high as 5000 ft.

Of course, you will also have other snakes around, also. Gopher snakes, king snakes, garter snakes and others.

On first glance (panic), a gopher snake looks a lot like a rattlesnake, but has no rattles.

All the snakes are benefical from the point of rodent control. It is just that the rattlesnake can cause harm to humans -- and their pets (cats / dogs).

Rattlesnakes really do not want to be surprised.

They will try to get away if they can.

You should ask around / talk to your neighbors.

I would exercise some caution going into the overgrown area of your property -- don't just blunder in / through.

I would also be a little careful around / under the secondary house if no one has lived there for a time. You could also find a skunk.

And, if you are cleaning up in the "outer areas", do not put your hands where you cannot see -- moving rocks / dead, downed wood.

You May not see a rattlesnake for years or ever, but they still May be around.

We live next to a small natural area in the east bay hills -- oaks, laurel, madrone, eucalyptus, poison oak, and some grass. I still consider it a small possibility that rattlesnakes could live in that area (even though small and used by people) -- even though I have never seen (or heard of) one in the 19 years we have lived here.

This "ramble" is probably a result of my youth hiking / camping in the san gabriel mtns above la -- up there many times; came across a rattlesnake a couple times. And, years of desert camping.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:43 AM   #8
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Wow, nice place Jeff!! Congrats for sure. Glad you could swing the deal and buy your first "compound" (been watching the news, that's what they call place's with more than one house )

I really like the look and layout of the grounds, should keep the wife happy too. As for the snakes, get a couple cats to keep the mice under control and the snakes will move on. I see a trip to the auction in your future for a goat a buddy of mine uses a goat to keep his place looking like he has a full time gardener pruning the place.
Anyway can't wait to see the place one day. If you need help on a weekend just let me know.

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Old 08-26-2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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Excellent house Jeff congratulations looks like you can fit lots of trucks in and around the barn too
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:13 AM   #10
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Ya know, im sure youre already aware of this living up there, but id be more concerned with the vegetation as a fuel to fire, than a home to snakes. Not that they arent dangerous, snakes, but having formal training in wildland fires, I just could not keep from typing. Excellent idea about a goat being landscapers, better yet, get 2, they are cheap fuel management tools. Anyway, sorry to ramlbe, im just programed that way. Carry on men!
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Old 08-27-2008, 06:25 PM   #11
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Thanks guys for the compliments. As for snakes pop's raised us with good knowledge of the great outdoors and took us hunting all the time so snakes are nothing new to us. And I'm way ahead of you guys on the goat thing. Soon as we move in full time I plan on getting at least two goats and filling the chicken coupe with with at least a half dozen cholesterol makers!
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Old 09-26-2008, 09:55 AM   #12
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Looks like a great place to raise your kids and run your business. Congrats jeffs!
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Major score Jeff. Congrats
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Hey Jeff, congrats on the American dream. Nice family, nice home and lotsa room for the kids to play hide & seek among the binders.
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Old 10-18-2008, 04:26 PM   #15
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Thanks for all your compliments guys. We finally got the interior finished up and furniture moved in a few weeks ago. Here are some pics before carpet and of the almost finished interior.











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