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I finally bought a house in Cave Country! W00T!!!

Discussion in 'Cave Diving' started by The Chairman, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    I've been debating with myself for years: Do I stay in my tropical prison down here in the Keys, or do I make an escape to Cave Country? A week from tomorrow, I will be closing on 10+ acres in O'Brien Fl. The kicker was actually internet access: there is cable there. Or so I'm told. :O There is a home on the site and a largish workshop. Everything has been packed and I'll be moving vehicles and trailers up there this week. I am less than a mile from Ichenetucknee's North Entrance, super close to Little River, close to Peacock and about 40 minutes to Ginnie. I will need the next month to settle down, and then I hope to start diving on a fairly regular schedule. Hit me up if you're in town.

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    FWIW, I'm in the market for a tractor with mowing deck, post hole digger, bucket, grader and backhoe. :D
     
  2. w3dge

    w3dge Nassau Grouper

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    Congratulations!

    Plenty of room for tents, then? :D
     
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  3. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    I might be renting out the existing home when I finish building my big one! :D
     
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  4. lermontov

    lermontov Manta Ray

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    Aren't they closing those sites down?
     
  5. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

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    Pictures not visible. I wish you many happy years in your new place :)
     
  6. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Cave Country!
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    I don't know why those pics went away, but I've loaded new ones that appear to be holding. Here are some more:

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  7. Dnaber

    Dnaber Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: North Florida
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    Why would anyone move from the Keys? I mean the springs are great.... but there are no lobsters in them:facepalm:
     
  8. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    A new neighbor was just quoted $10K by Comcast to run a cable <500'. Fortunately they looked closer and the conduit was in the ground already. They pulled the cable for free. Hope the cable is there and is actually working!

    I designed and built my house and workshop before joining Scubaboard... all concrete to the rafters. Check EVERYTHING very carefully, trust no one.
     
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  9. Wookie

    Wookie Secret Field Agent ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    Average home value in Key West just topped 1/2 million. Key Largo is somewhere north of $350. I would guess Pete payed in the range of $100k for 8 acres and a house and a half.
     
  10. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    Pete, aka The Chairman

    A big congratulations on becoming a gendered landowner in Northern Florida

    The homestead appears to be a lovely place to set down some roots amd enjoy life to the fullest

    Cheers from California

    SAM
     
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