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Michigan to Nor-Cal

matthewsx

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Later this year I'll be moving my mom from Northern Michigan (Traverse City area) to Santa Cruz, CA. I'm still working out the details but most likely will be towing an enclosed trailer behind my Chevy Tahoe.

So, if someone needs a machine moved (not something huge but probably up to ~1000lbs I might have room.

Or, if you're heading that way and can move a few pieces of furniture and some boxes let me know.

Also, if you have an enclosed trailer for sale or rent send me a PM about that too.

Thanks,

John
 

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You're getting her out of there just in time, John. A good son.
 

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Also I’m from there.
 

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When you get mom dropped off in Santa Cruz and start on the way back, stop by in Sacramento if you want to and I will buy you or make you a meal... PM me at some point if you are interested.
 

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When you get mom dropped off in Santa Cruz and start on the way back, stop by in Sacramento if you want to and I will buy you or make you a meal... PM me at some point if you are interested.
Will be in touch.
 

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Oh my, I was thinking about the winter...didn't know about the lake rising. I wouldn't joke about that.
 

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The lake has been at record lows and record highs in the 10 years I've been here. It's also completely frozen across twice.:eek 2:
 

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Holy cow, that's a lot of water.
Mom will like Santa Cruz. Winter is no big deal.
I moved my Mom to Chico, "near Sacramento CA." last September, from Tucson.
She is 2 miles away now, much better situation considering she has many health problems.
It's too bad you will be so far from your Mum.
I hope you have family to keep an eye on her in Santa Cruz.
 

matthewsx

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Holy cow, that's a lot of water.
Mom will like Santa Cruz. Winter is no big deal.
I moved my Mom to Chico, "near Sacramento CA." last September, from Tucson.
She is 2 miles away now, much better situation considering she has many health problems.
It's too bad you will be so far from your Mum.
I hope you have family to keep an eye on her in Santa Cruz.
I will be there with her.
 

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Actually yes, lake levels are so high we were sandbagging earlier this year.


Holy cow! My wife's best friend and her partner who was originally from Michigan are moving back there and are having a house built "right on the lake"!?!?! Dunno where or which Great Lake but I wonder if they are aware of this. I mean going from the fires in N.CA to that.......wow.
 

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Well, If they're having something built now the distance from the "normal high water mark", or whatever they call it where you can't build beyond is probably greater than it used to be. That said there are people all around where we live that are building sea walls and loosing beach so if I was going to build on a lake I'd put my place pretty far back. There are also plenty of inland lakes that aren't subjected to the whims of Lake Michigan though so maybe not a problem for them.

Our Michigan house is a block in from the public beach so unlikely to see any water here but the club has had sandbags and pumps going all summer. Our place in Santa Cruz is about a mile inland so little chance of it falling into the Pacific ;)

The world can be a dangerous place, my friends lost their home, shop and a lifetimes worth of classic cars a few years back in Sonoma.

I personally wouldn't have a house right on the water and not just because of the higher property taxes. I watched plenty of places fall into the ocean from the cliffs above. Figure if you can afford a place like that you can probably just go live in one of your other houses if that happens though:rolleyes:

John
 

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Bought a trailer this morning from a local (somewhat) fire department. Think it will do the job just fine.

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Now THATS a trailer! Are you moving just your mom's stuff or all your machine tools too? Also what are you going to tow that beast with????
 

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Just moving my mom, my dad's shop is in storage in Santa Cruz although I will probably bring my CNC mill/drill project with me. Will tow it with my 2005 Tahoe, it did fine with our 26' Airstream Argosy travel trailer a few years back.
 

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Well, If they're having something built now the distance from the "normal high water mark", or whatever they call it where you can't build beyond is probably greater than it used to be. That said there are people all around where we live that are building sea walls and loosing beach so if I was going to build on a lake I'd put my place pretty far back. There are also plenty of inland lakes that aren't subjected to the whims of Lake Michigan though so maybe not a problem for them.

Our Michigan house is a block in from the public beach so unlikely to see any water here but the club has had sandbags and pumps going all summer. Our place in Santa Cruz is about a mile inland so little chance of it falling into the Pacific ;)

The world can be a dangerous place, my friends lost their home, shop and a lifetimes worth of classic cars a few years back in Sonoma.

I personally wouldn't have a house right on the water and not just because of the higher property taxes. I watched plenty of places fall into the ocean from the cliffs above. Figure if you can afford a place like that you can probably just go live in one of your other houses if that happens though:rolleyes:

John
Some folks just don't get change. I had to get pretty vocal to get us up the hillside where we are. I know 160' above sea level ain't much in the grand scheme of things but most of this area is going to be underwater if there's much of a storm surge. I didn't want to look out the big picture windows she wanted and see a wall of water. I've not talked to my wife's friend but even though both of them are very smart when it comes to making $$$ they also looked at me like I had two heads when I tried to tell them the hand basket to hell is on its way in '07. I've actually had people tell me the Great Lakes will not be affected when I asked and it would seem there has not been coverage even in Michigan and none out here. I guess other things are more important.
 

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It's still coming...

 
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