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Well, after years of talking about it, I'm in the process of actually down-sizing to my travel trailer. That will make it possible to actually pay the bills on a mere four inspections a month. I'm kinda tired of the anchor of home ownership. I'll probably keep the house and rent it out.

But the reason for this post is that a lot of decent HI stuff will need to find a new home.

This first item is a real opportunity for a HI just getting started: The complete Carson Dunlop study at home series - in perfect condition. I never touched them. (I'm a little compulsive ((ya think?)) and got the series as reference material and a way to earn CEUs at home, but I like travel and seminars so much that I never used the series. I'm a CEU junkie. One year I think I racked up 54 CEUs.)

At any rate, we're talking several three-ringed binders with the testing correspondence paperwork for each section.

My original cost many moons ago was $3000.

If you are interested, e-mail me and make me an offer. And, remember there will be shipping costs, as this is thousands of pages.

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Let me know when you get to the serious referrence stuff Michael[:D]

I kinda thought Carson Dunlop was as serious as it gets. Oh well, it's all down hill from there. And, I can't part with my Architectural Graphic Standards. I'll be buried with it.

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I consider Carson-Dunlop a middle man. I prefer the source...as Carson-Dunlop does for their own education.

Marc

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I consider Carson-Dunlop a middle man. I prefer the source...as Carson-Dunlop does for their own education.

Marc

Interesting. I'm certainly not emotionally attached to them, and have no problem sending them to the landfill. I just kinda figured someone might want them. [:-wiltel]

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Michael,

Just a bit of ball bustin. I have the same setup and have had mine since 2003 or so. I was hoping you wanted to part ways with something a little more "advanced", like your Architectural Graphic Standards:)

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Michael,

Just a bit of ball bustin. I have the same setup and have had mine since 2003 or so. I was hoping you wanted to part ways with something a little more "advanced", like your Architectural Graphic Standards:)

I do have a training manual from an HVAC association, which Terence will quickly ask why I never read. ;-) when I get home I'll post it.

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Let me know when you get down to the 18th century pornographic literature. . .

Will do, Jim... I think the closest I can get is "The Scarlet A".. [:-tophat]

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Let me know when you get down to the 18th century pornographic literature. . .

Why must it be the 18th century? [:D]

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Let me know when you get down to the 18th century pornographic literature. . .

Why must it be the 18th century? [:D]

Because they really knew their porn then.

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Let me know when you get down to the 18th century pornographic literature. . .

Why must it be the 18th century? [:D]

Because they really knew their porn then.

I must admit, you've peaked my curiosity.

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Don't let Katen fool you. He asked for the 18th century, because his own exhaustive collection is only complete through the Dutch Golden Age. Kibbel is our resident expert on the 19th century; Mitenbuler & Fabry split the 20th century; and pretty much any male with a heartbeat and a high speed internet connection can claim expertise in the offerings of the 21st century.

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I know several guys around here who live in travel trailers. Some are truckers and don't need much of a home. Gone most of the time hauling cars or car parts to and from the local Toyota factory.

Others just prefer the extremely low maintenance lifestyle.

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Or you can get a spot to park it by working as a camp host in one of the National Park Systems through companies like Recreation Resource Managment.

http://www.camphost.org/

Just remember to teach your friends that old adage about "If the trailer's a rockin, DON'T come a knockin!"

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Don't let Katen fool you. He asked for the 18th century, because his own exhaustive collection is only complete through the Dutch Golden Age. Kibbel is our resident expert on the 19th century; Mitenbuler & Fabry split the 20th century; and pretty much any male with a heartbeat and a high speed internet connection can claim expertise in the offerings of the 21st century.

Lately, I've been.....ummmm....... studying, yea, that's it, studying the history of Asian porn.......seems they were onto this stuff in about 2000 BC.

18th century Euro-pervs got nuthin' on the Cambodians and Chinese.

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Don't let Katen fool you. He asked for the 18th century, because his own exhaustive collection is only complete through the Dutch Golden Age. Kibbel is our resident expert on the 19th century; Mitenbuler & Fabry split the 20th century; and pretty much any male with a heartbeat and a high speed internet connection can claim expertise in the offerings of the 21st century.

My burdensome sense of naivety has been thrust into new territory... No pun intended, of course...

Well, I'll assume that any books I've acquired are worthless - fire starters.

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Don't assume that at all.

Not everything in them is pablum. I've been accumulating books from folks around the country to build a TIJ lending library. If you really want to unload them, send them to me.

Which reminds me, if I get some time this weekend I need to compile a list of all of these books and post it to TIJ so that you guys can start taking advantage of this knowledge base. If I don't get it up by Sunday morning, someone post a kick-in-the-ass reminder here for me.

Chad, Marc and Douglas, thanks for your contributions for the common good.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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Will do, Mike. I do have a ton of books (all none fiction).

This transition is something I've dreamed of doing for about ten years. As it stands right now, I just met with a couple, from a networking group I'm a member of, who will sell EVERYTHING I own, through an estate sale. I've always been pretty good about only keeping things that have genuine value, and it's about to pay off. When the guy arrived to assess the situation, he told me that almost everything I own will probably sell outright at the initial sale, and what doesn't will sell at his consignment shop or over the internet, in a matter of months. So, in a matter of days from the sale, I'll get a decent check, followed by several more on the 15th and 30th of each month until everything is sold. In a matter of days, I'll go from completely nailed down to a fixed spot on the planet to completely mobile. And, my cost to live will be reduced by another 50% or more (that will make the total I've reduced my cost to live in about two and a half years to about 75%) and my ability to save will skyrocket. I'm on track to be completely debt free in about a year or two. And, my life will be boiled down to simply the things that actually matter to me: Working; Saving; Seeing the kids and grand kids; wilderness hiking and biking; wildlife photography; Snowboarding and Travel.

I still plan to do as many home inspections as ever - just get lean and mean on the living side, which seems prudent, based upon the times. If I decide it's time to relocate tomorrow, just turn the key and go. [:-thumbu]

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My brother-in-law lived in a 5th wheel trailer for years. He's an iron worker and was always on the move.

My wife and I and our oldest lived in a trailer on a friend's property in 1981. We had cash to buy property in '82.

I also have the Carson-Dunlop library, with all the CD's. It is a good starter kit, and it will sell on Ebay.

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Will do, Mike. I do have a ton of books (all none fiction).

This transition is something I've dreamed of doing for about ten years. As it stands right now, I just met with a couple, from a networking group I'm a member of, who will sell EVERYTHING I own, through an estate sale. I've always been pretty good about only keeping things that have genuine value, and it's about to pay off. When the guy arrived to assess the situation, he told me that almost everything I own will probably sell outright at the initial sale, and what doesn't will sell at his consignment shop or over the internet, in a matter of months. So, in a matter of days from the sale, I'll get a decent check, followed by several more on the 15th and 30th of each month until everything is sold. In a matter of days, I'll go from completely nailed down to a fixed spot on the planet to completely mobile. And, my cost to live will be reduced by another 50% or more (that will make the total I've reduced my cost to live in about two and a half years to about 75%) and my ability to save will skyrocket. I'm on track to be completely debt free in about a year or two. And, my life will be boiled down to simply the things that actually matter to me: Working; Saving; Seeing the kids and grand kids; wilderness hiking and biking; wildlife photography; Snowboarding and Travel.

I still plan to do as many home inspections as ever - just get lean and mean on the living side, which seems prudent, based upon the times. If I decide it's time to relocate tomorrow, just turn the key and go. [:-thumbu]

I'm trying to steer down that same path. It's for economic reasons and to prep for the twilight years. It's a little more difficult for me because I'm still hitched.

Being deaf isn't exactly a boost to lifetime occupational success and so now the downsizing needs to begin.

Marc

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Hi,

Well, you can't exactly pick one up and move it within moments like you can with an RV, but I suppose it might be possible to erect one of these with threaded fasteners so that it could be quickly broken down and transported to another location by a 1-1/2 ton flatbed or on a trailer pulled behind your car.

Hell, a patch of land way out in the stix and a bundle of ten of these and one could establish a really secluded destination camping motel for get-away-from-it-all-ers.

Something like these appeals to me more than a vehicle sitting there with months of algae and dirt covering it.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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