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So it's been a few weeks. We got to the new house on the 11th and it's now the 3rd of February, so that's about three weeks. In the first week we had about 5 plumbing leaks. Pow! We're realizing that there's more work in this house than we expected. The day we moved in, three of our neighbors came by and introduced themselves. Great folks!

First thing Ward said was "this will be a new experience for me, I've been here 10 years and never had a neighbor over here". Turns out the previous owner had been paying on a mortgage for 10 years on a house he wasn't even living in. He'd just drive by every week or so to collect the mail and then leave. In any event, that means we're working on repairing at least 10 years of neglect, which explains all the plumbing problems. That's not to mention all the original appliances from 1968 didn't work, so they've all got to be replaced. We picked up a fridge from a rental store and a dishwasher second-hand off of Craigslist. We still need a stove and this month we've got bigger bills, because we're still paying off the plumbers from repairing the stolen copper in the basement.

I finally got my static IP addresses fixed on Friday, after 3-4 solid days on the phone with support. They had to give me a new block of IP addresses, which meant a day or so of DNS propogation, but since my websites and mail servers had already been down for a few weeks, that didn't bother me at all. ;P

The long and the short of all this is that, yes, I am getting back to the cartooning and will be publishing the Secret Lives of Klingons and the other 2 books from my Kickstarter "soon", it's just taking longer than I'd hoped. But now that we're settled in our new house, at least we don't have to worry about the move anymore and once we find our groove, things should start falling into place. :nod:
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Vinngece Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist
He just let it sit for ten years?? Where was he living?? Why didn't he sell the house??

Wow, what a fixer-upper! I was having some building issues of my own, in which there was a steam leak which caused varnish inside the walls to leak. Yeuck. I had to transfer rooms. The walls were all puffy and it was weird. o___O

So it's been a month since you posted this...do you got all your stuff unpacked yet?
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TheTargFairy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the delayed response, but congratulations! majQa'!
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Qatloh'!
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Ahhh man you always seem to be so positive despite problems.
Good on you!
Congrats on the new house c:
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Robin! :hug:

I like your new account name btw. :nod:
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Southrobin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
No worries! Err you can still call me starfire tho haha! Robin seems a bit odd to call me ;P

Thank you kindly! <:
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GilmourApatosaur Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, congrats! But at the same time, hope you get out of that mess soon.:ohnoes: I'd be careful to make sure it's not just the plumbing that needed fixing, especially for that period of neglect.
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Nick! Yeah, that occurred to us too. Fortunately all the outlets appear to be grounded, which is great! Our rent house in TX had been built about the same year and none of the outlets had been grounded. We ended up paying an electrician several hundred dollars at the time just to get 3 grounded outlets. But we figure even if all we do is make a few repairs, we'll end up making money out of the deal in a few years when the housing market recovers. :nod:
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simpleCOMICS Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wooo! Congrats, man! :thumbsup:
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woohooligan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Jason! :highfive:
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