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Prokiller

Full Moon Friday Garage w/ attached house

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As some of you know I've been in the process of buying a short sale house.  Should have made settlement on it monday the 9th, but the POS listing agent didn't submit the final approval until that morning and it didn't come through in time.  Took the rest of the week to get all the paperwork squared away and the approvals to go through.  Had to do all of the signing all over again on Friday.  Which ended up being June 13th, which not only was that Friday the 13th, but also a full moon.  that won't happen again until 2049. I'm really excited as this is our first house and i can't see us really needing anything more in the future.  Saved up for the house we wanted right out of the gate. But in proper build thread etiquette, here's some of the pics of how it was listed.

 

It's a rancher with a fully finished basement located on a dead end road.  it's a stones throw away from two major highways so i'm good for getting around.  the house itself is not quite 1200 sq. ft. which doesn't include the basement.  so effectively it's 2400sq.ft. 

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a beautiful brick paver patio on the front of the house.  you can also see the remote controlled electric gate for the driveway.

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Obviously the awesomest part is the fact that it has 5 garages...yes you heard right, 5 garages!

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Nice big shed on the back of the half acre with a decent size garden with adult strawberry plants.  let me tell you, i'll have strawberries for months!  The trees in this picture are a apple tree, not sure if it's actual apples or crab apples.  there is also a peach tree not pictured.  the backyard is completely fenced in so i can let the dog out without him running off.

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Moving inside, you can tell it really needs some updating.  none of the furniture is there anymore.  this is the living room/front door entrance

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eat-in kitchen

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sun room that's off the side of the kitchen.  or as it will become, my cigar room.

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lovely pink tiled 1960's bathroom.....this is next year's project

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this is small bedroom right across from the bathroom...awe look they match. how cute!  this will become my office.

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"master bedroom"  sadly, no master bath and this room is barely bigger than the other bedroom, but hey, it'll do.

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2nd bedroom

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Moving down to the basement....it's got a second kitchen for some reason

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they have a dining room setup here, but i'll be putting a different type of table there...of the pool variety.

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this is just the other end of the room, but you can see the walkout part to the driveway with a large sliding door.

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half bath in the basement

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now the good stuff, and hence the reason i felt it okay to post up.  THE GARAGES!!!

This is the single door, double bay garage.  they were using it for a basement it seems.  washer/dryer is in here and some of the other mechanicals.  basin sink and a shower for when getting all kinds of dirty doing manly work in the garage.  this is heated by the way.

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the oversized garage also has a big heater in it and ceiling insulation.  a lift will be going in here come april next year.

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Now that i've covered what we were buying. i have to give a little rant about the time it took and the shenanigans that took place.  the property was a short sale, which we knew would take longer going into it but the listing agent was nothing but a pain in the ass.  his excuse was that he already sold this house and went through the whole process and then the buyer walked away because the septic system didn't mean the proper regulations for a 3 bedroom house.  basically it has to have the capability to dispel 400 gallons a day which is a ton of water for only 2 people.  talking with the septic inspectors, they are confident it's only a clogged or broken pipe after the tank which is a couple hundred to a thousand dollar repair.  but the buyer walked away from it.  After having found this out, we were comfortable putting an offer in on the house.  at this point though, the residents had already left and gone down to Texas.  Meaning the property was vacant.  The oil tank had run dry so i couldn't get it inspected without putting some oil in.  the inspection had to be done BEFORE i put an offer in because the listing agent didn't want another buyer to potentially walk away from the house after he put the paperwork in.  thankfully there were no real surprises with the inspection.  fast forward a month and a half later, we finally get to the point of bank appraisal.  come to find out the tank is empty again (i only put about 10 gallons of diesel in to test it).  SOO i had to put more diesel in after the fact and the heater started smoking like a mofo.  we're now a week away from closing and i can't get a loan without the appraisal.  trying to get a service company out there to look at it was putting us up against the deadline, not to mention the fact that the owner isn't going to be paying for this, i am.  I'm also tending the yard which at this point is above my knees.  i spent all 4 hours with a string trimmer knocking down the yard to a point where i could rake it and then mow it.  took me all day.  anyway, i ended up cleaning the heater myself a week later.  this thing was disgusting.  it must not have been cleaned in a good 5 years.  got it to the point that it was still smoking a little bit, but it was just the excess crap that i dislodged burning off.  got the appraiser back out and we were off the the races.  mowed the lawn twice in this time frame because no one else was going to do it.  i'm maintaining a property i don't even own yet.  finally comes monday, took a vacation day to close on the house and what do you know, that POS listing agent was half hour late.  we signed all the paperwork we needed, but he didn't have all the approvals so we couldn't close.  talk about a huge let down.  Me and the wife were about ready to jump across the table and start strangling the guy.  had to go home and wait for a call that we could do it all over again. 

 

Got the okay late thursday that we could close on Friday. this time it went smoothly, in and out of there in 30 minutes. off to our new house we went. 

 

20 minutes after arrival:

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3 hours later:

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that's the entire first floor's worth of wallpaper.  we got it all stripped and piled up friday night.  It was time to call it for the night.

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We had prior engagements saturday that hindered the house work, but i was able to get up there in the morning to mow the lawn.  Starting Sunday fresh, it was off to the guinea pig room, which is my office.  unfortunately, the wallpaper pealed off a decent amount of paint underneath too.  this had to be scraped off and sanded down.  Also, the first floor all has popcorn ceiling (which i despise!).  so that needs to come down too.

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looked like a war zone in there.  but hey, i now have a smooth ceiling

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we got our first house warming gift from her parents of a weber grill:

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me grillin up some eats on the new grill

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and the dog exhausted from the all the excitement of running free.

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I took off monday to continue working.  got the master bedroom scraped off as well (this is the only other room that pealed off paint).

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and the dog somewhat helped i guess

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had to go back and clean up the office once the dust all settled and the popcorn dried.

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Got a lot done already that i don't have pictures of.

-removed satellite dish from garage roof

-cleaned half the gutters

-trimmed and pulled all the dead bushes

-cleaned out all the leaves and debris from the garages

-fixed the basement bathroom door

-installed all new entry door knobs (didn't want to trust that some relative would still have a key)

-got the oil tank filled

-removed the stupid fencing around the driveway to the yard (why on earth would you want to confine a dog to a driveway is beyond me)

-removed the stupid fence doorway thingy from the screen door

-fixed leaky sink in basement kitchen

 

we spent last night feathering in spackle in the office so we could smooth out the edges of the paint and then prime.  My Dad actually is there today sanding and priming the room.  which is incredibly awesome of him.  won't be up there again until thursday night as i have to work tonight and tomorrow night.  hoping to have the master bedroom feathered, sanded, and popcorn removed thursday night so i can prime it friday night.  we'll have to sand the rest of the rooms to get all the left over wallpaper residue off the walls but a palm sander makes short work of that.  From there we can paint, which we already have picked out and purchased.  Tentatively we are going to be moving in the week of july 4th.  I have off all next week to get everything accomplished that we need to move in.

 

Once we get the house squared away, i can then focus on the garage.  right now it's mostly a bigass pile of mustang parts from the in-law's garage attic.  didn't realize how much stuff i had until i had pack it all up and move it. 

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Thats an awesome house man congratz, heres what i have to say about the garagestumblr_mded1mklTP1qfvgpgo1_500.jpg

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What a debacle, glad you guys finally got it straightened out and into the new place! Looks like it'll be awesome once you're done with it!

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As you know already, I am incredibly jealous of the garage space. And props for jumping in and stripping that awful wallpaper. After some surface changes that will be one pimpin ass house. The house itself is great, just gotta remove the previous owners' taste but that's par for the course in pretty much any pre-owned home.

 

I have the exact same grill btw, and love it. Can't wait for the grand tour in a couple weeks!

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oh yeah, almost forgot about the name.  I'm thinking of a shop name and came up with Full Moon Friday Performance.  I don't know if it's a winner or not but it's something to start with.

 

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Man, that's going to be an awesome house after bringing the style up to the 21st century! It looks to be in great shape, just needed a little updating! And them garages... They're awesome lol

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Congrats Ryan!  Can't wait to see what all you have in store for the house and garages.  Hopefully you make quicker progress than I have  :D

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Ryan, I have a fantastic idea.

 

Maybe in late summer/early fall, we could throw a little house warming party/OG crew car meet/bro-down since by then some of us will have running cars finally? We haven't seen each other's cars other than Tom's in years and that's a shame.

 

Oh and I like the shop name, you could incorporate a "Lucky 13" theme into it also :2thumb:

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Holy balls Ryan, what a mess that was.  Looks like it was worth it though, lots of property and tons of garage space! 

 

I'll just leave this hear: http://www.gregsmithequipment.com/

 

and probably this ;)http://www.exeloncorp.com/assets/energy/powerplants/docs/Limerick/bro_Limerick_ENG_pib.pdf

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Ok I'm not going to lie, at first I was like damn all that traveling down under has messed you up because I don't see any garage?  Then it was like BAM not 1 but 5 garages and all was right in the world again. Congrats bro.

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thanks guys.

 

@95riosnake, oh this is already in the works.  I'm actually trying to find a date that could work for a mustang crew get together. 

 

haha @Steve-Oh.  i've lived in the 10 mile range for the majority of my life.  it doesn't bother me one bit.  we're now less than a mile as the crow flies from the plant but the thought is if something catastrophic were to happen, we'd hopefully be in the instant deadzone vs. the blind and burning for a month area.

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I'm with Steve. "What a cute little house" from the front and then "BAM! Garage City!" Congrats. And good idea for the garage name.

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ryan you need another project car to fill some of that garage space

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ryan you need another project car to fill some of that garage space

 

Agreed, shoulda talked the previous owner into leaving that truck behind :2thumb:

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well you know i've wanted another SN for a while now.  hoping that will be in the nearer future now.  as far as a full blown project car though, i've been told by the wife we are doing a 70 chevelle next

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well you know i've wanted another SN for a while now.  hoping that will be in the nearer future now.  as far as a full blown project car though, i've been told by the wife we are doing a 70 chevelle next

 

In preparation, browse the "Project Updates" section on Pro-touring.com for a while. :2thumb: There are a bunch of badass chevelle builds there. I sometimes consider just changing my focus to muscle cars rather than late model mustangs, but alas, I'm FAR too invested (in multiple ways) in my car lol.

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congrats I cant wait to see how different it looks now

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haha @Steve-Oh.  i've lived in the 10 mile range for the majority of my life.  it doesn't bother me one bit.  we're now less than a mile as the crow flies from the plant but the thought is if something catastrophic were to happen, we'd hopefully be in the instant deadzone vs. the blind and burning for a month area.

 

 

For whatever reason I thought you were always out in West Chester.  Completely agree though lol, if something were to happen might as well be super fucked instead of almost fucked! 

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lol @ the title. very jealous man i hate my garage and barely even like my house  :angry:

 

looks like allot of work but fun work. looks really nice, love the property too. always wanted a big yard for a garden.

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you're more than welcome to come up and hang out next thursday night @Steve-Oh.  troy and dan are coming over because we're heading to laconia the next morning.

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yeah i am going to be taking out the living room wall while i am there i have been watch dyi to prepare myself :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

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yeah i am going to be taking out the living room wall while i am there i have been watch dyi to prepare myself :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

more likely you'll be painting that wall, not taking it out.

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I'll be sure to bring a doctor's note about how my arms aren't allowed to paint things until July 1

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I'll be sure to bring a doctor's note about how my arms aren't allowed to paint things until July 1

that's fine Dan, there's plenty of taping off to do too. 

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Oh did I mention all my taping muscles are torn too? Shit, sorry brah.

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