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My move out of IL and back to MO

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  • My move out of IL and back to MO

    OK, some of you know, while others have no clue, or even care, and that's OK. But so that those who have noticed I've been mostly off-line here is what has and is taking place.

    Back in late April (just before the southern rally) we decided to meet with the Realtor and see what the market was like and if there was any reason to put our home on the market (again) and see if we could finally sell it (and my shop). Well, he showed up and rather than having a market report and prepared to give us guidance on if or how we should market the House and Shop he shows up with three families wanting to see it!

    So we scramble and get the house mostly show ready and I quickly straighten up a little of the mess in the shop. We end up with only two of the families looking, one twice. I head on off to the Southern Power Wagon Rally for some fun, food and friendship. And lo and behold while there I get a call (while driving the M thru the trails) from the Realtor and he says we should expect two offer's!

    So I load up and as soon as the banquette is over I head back to IL arriving home early the next morning. We then go through the negotiations and settle on one offer and a deal. The only issue is we have to be out in two months, the 29th of June! And we have no place to move the house or shop to.

    We quickly start looking at options for where and what we will do for a home, and I start looking to put the shop contents and trucks someplace.

    I started looking for a company who could pickup, ship and unload a loaded shipping container, hoping to load most of the stuff into 1 or 2 and have them moved to either the kids house or to the family farm. Well that turned out to be much harder than I ever expected, as most companies with Landoll Trailers are recovery operators who don't ship, or everyone wanted me to supply a crane or 40K fork lift at both ends. So for the shop I end up buying a 40' shipping container and have it delivered to the Farm in South East MO (SEMO), and then making a bunch of trips with loaded trailers taking my shop contents from IL to the family farm. I ended up filling the one 40' container and overflowing into the family shed. Oh and that didn't include any of the Trucks/Jeeps (6 vehicles).

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    As for the house, we plan to eventually retire to the family farm in SEMO, but that wasn't happening now. So where to go? With the youngest daughter in college at MO S&T in Rolla, we decided moving to MO and saving the huge out of state penalty was a smart move. With the desire to still see her from time to time (when she wasn't going back to IL to see her boyfriend) we decided Rolla was a great place to move back to (we lived there when we first got married 36 years ago).

    So the search for a house (with high-speed internet) that hopefully had a place for me to work out on the trucks began. Unlike IL, the Rolla MO market is a sellers market and very few homes in inventory. We looked at several, made an offer on one that had potential, but pros and cons, but ended up on another when we could not reach an agreement. The home we settled on however had no shop (or the ability to add one, subdivision regulations), but a three car garage and a beautiful setting with a home that needed some updating.

    With that in mind we made an offer with the understanding that the next year would be about home renovations and not truck wrenching. After some negotiations and some pre move in repairs we had a home about 4 months after the journey began. Thanks to some great friends we had a place in IL to stay and our house belongings sat on a moving truck for 40 days. We just moved in Friday, and and the renovations are starting. But we have a wonderful home with high speed Internet and I have a wonderful wife (for 36 years as of tomorrow) who has agreed to try living through a renovation.

    So I should be around a little more for support and help, but sorry little to no truck work in my near future. I still have to get three of the trucks moved out of IL and get a location to store them, but all things considered I'm thrilled to be out of IL even if it meant giving up my shop. I built most of Franky in a three car garage and I will make due and enjoy life living back in the great state of Missouri!

    Thanks for for everyone's patience and help and let me know if I can help.
    Will



    View of our new backyard

    Last edited by W_A_Watson_II; 08-07-2018, 09:22 PM.
    I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

    Thanks,
    Will
    WAWII.com

    1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
    1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
    1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
    1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
    2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

  • #2
    That was an adventure.
    Glad your settling in Will.
    I can't see the pictures. Is it my pc or?
    Tom
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    • #3
      Will, this is good news. I hope things are calming down for you. I am going to have to make the trip down soon for a visit.
      1967 W200.aka.Hank
      1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
      2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

      Life is easier in a lower gear.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tom Petroff View Post
        That was an adventure.
        Glad your settling in Will.
        I can't see the pictures. Is it my pc or?
        Tom
        Thanks Tom, yea it was a fast and furious adventure, but we have a home and soon I hope to start a new storage building construction at the farm.

        As for the Pictures, I don't know, they are uploaded to the PWA site, so I'm guessing it might be your PC? I guess we will see if anyone else has problems.
        I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

        Thanks,
        Will
        WAWII.com

        1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
        1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
        1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
        1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
        2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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        • #5
          No photos for me either Will.

          Frank

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Frank Irons View Post
            No photos for me either Will.

            Frank
            Interesting, do you see the MoPar "M" in THIS Post?

            If not there may be an issue with the Advance Editor Photo Posting.
            I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

            Thanks,
            Will
            WAWII.com

            1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
            1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
            1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
            1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
            2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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            • #7
              Will,
              The pictures in the link you provided show up.
              So does the instructions.

              I'm not sure I can follow those. I will have to try sometime.
              Why do these web designers keep making things harder?
              This is getting complicating!
              Tom
              WDX & Misc. Pics.
              http://www.t137.com/cpg/index.php?cat=10010
              "47" Dodge WDX WW
              "52" Dodge M-37 WW
              "54" Willys M38A1
              "65" Kaiser M35A1 WW
              "77" Chev. K-30 400T,205,4.56 "No-Spin"
              "84" Chev, K-30 Cummins 6-BTA 400,205,3.73Locker
              "86" Chev, M1028A2 (K30) 6.2,400.205,4.56 Locker
              "99" Dodge Durango "Limited Slip"
              "99" Dodge 3500 CTD 4x4"No-Spin"

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              • #8
                I changed the first attachment to an "Upload Attachments" method and that works, not sure why the Advanced Editor Image method is having issues, need to dig deeper. Here is the 2nd image that isn't showing up.
                20180805_191706.jpg
                I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

                Thanks,
                Will
                WAWII.com

                1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
                1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
                1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
                1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
                2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Now is this at your brothers farm? I can see these pictures fine.
                    1967 W200.aka.Hank
                    1946 WDX.aka.Shorty
                    2012 Ram 2500 PowerWagon.aka Ollie

                    Life is easier in a lower gear.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, this is the container setting at the farm in SEMO. There are still some picture issues, but can't pinpoint the cause/problem.
                      I drive a DODGE, not a ram!

                      Thanks,
                      Will
                      WAWII.com

                      1946 WDX Power Wagon - "Missouri Mule"
                      1953 M37 - "Frankenstein"
                      1993 Jeep YJ - "Will Power"
                      1994 2500 4WD Regular Cab - "Old Gray"
                      2006 3500 DRW 4WD Mega Cab - "Power Wagon Hauler"

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