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    Thoughts on The Pursuit of Freedom and Happiness and a New Home...

    We knew Slippy Lodge wasn't perfect when we bought the land, and we knew that someday suburban spread would inch closer and closer.

    We put a good deal of thought/analysis/hardwork/money and love into the Land and House to make it as close to perfect as we could...and while we never thought we'd sell, situations are occurring that Mrs Slippy and I finally made the decision to buy another piece of land and begin the process of building Slippy Lodge II.

    The challenge is that we have settled on The Black Hills of South Dakota or The Black Hills of Eastern Wyoming to build another little slice of Freedom which is about 1100 miles away from our current place!

    I've got a few more years until retirement and our plan is to split time between the 2 locations. I work out of my home so I have some flexibility but my primary area of business travel does not include The Black Hills so that poses a small problem. Mrs S does not work outside the home and has the flexibility to spend time at our new place and begin preparations etc...

    Our plan as of now is to;

    **Find and Purchase Land-We know what to look for, what to consider as this is not our first rodeo on land buying!
    **After we find the land, Build a Metal Building Garage/Shop/Barn with a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment
    **Slowly begin to add our preps to the new location

    We have a working set of plans for a small 2 bedroom house and can live in the garage apartment when we decide to build the house. The garage apartment plus the extra bedroom will give us plenty of space for our Sons and their families to visit.

    IF we decide that selling Slippy Lodge I is the right decision and moving full time to the Black Hills, then we can do so with a decent amount of cash. If not, we can split time between the 2 places until we get too old and make the final call when we reach that point. We are debt free and while I don't make the kind of money I once did, having a small mortgage is very do-able for a few years...

    We are keeping an eye on things locally and it doesn't look as good as it did 10 years ago when we bought Slippy Lodge I.
    Freedom is slowly eroding in our beloved Southeastern US and we fear that in a few years, Freedom will be gone.

    BUT...Freedom seems to be in huge supply in the states of Wyoming/South Dakota and taxes are relatively low. There are fewer people and more of the "right kind of people".

    Our decision is made, it is now time to implement but I'd love to hear from you folks and I trust and value your ideas, knowledge and views.

    As with most things, I take my time and try not to do anything quick and "rash". The smart person moves slowly and we plan on moving slowly on this...but there may come a point that time is not on our side so I want to be as prepared as possible!


    Any ideas, suggestions, or thoughts will be appreciated!

    Thanks y'all!

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    Build it warm.

    Beautiful areas. Been there a number of times myself, mainly camping. Good choice.

    And I’m not really kidding about build it warm.
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    I’m disappointed.
    I figured you to be a man who would stay in the Heart or Dixieland stand and fight.
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    Be sure to include wind power in your plans.

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    Two areas I’ve considered... the area around Buffalo WY and Dubois WY.

    Buffalo is east of the big Horn range. The reason I’d consider that is, quite frankly, medical. As we age, and although we’re in good health (knock on wood) access to excellent care can be had up in Billings or down in Denver.

    Dubois area is my favorite by a long shot though.
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    And regarding lodging, I think the play to build what we call a “barnominium “ is a good one. Fairly common where we live and some can be very nice. Metal insulated (for us against heat), open floor plan with bedroom(s) on part including upstairs, room for cars/equipment and easy to add on for horses/animals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
    I’m disappointed.
    I figured you to be a man who would stay in the Heart or Dixieland stand and fight.
    Dixie is lost.

    From Atlanta to Birmingham, to Montgomery, to Jacksonville to Charlotte, to Jackson to Nashville, to Baton Rouge and to my beloved Auburn, Dixie is lost. The churches, the schools, the towns, the sheriffs etc are all security minded fools. Haters of freedom and cultural idiots.

    Pandering to liberals, pandering to "minorities", pandering to sexual deviants, pandering to socialists etc etc etc...is rampant.

    We've spent enough time in the Black Hills to know that Freedom is in the air. I cannot take the likes of Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, et al any longer.

    It may take me 5 years, maybe more to make the move.

    "I will fight no more forever"...said Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Tribe.

    I am sick of fighting the liberalism, the fake Christianity, the foolish republican RINO's, the "security over freedom" voters and simply want to be left alone.

    I love The South, Mrs Slippy loves the South more...but Freedom and Liberty are no more here.

    I will, however, buy you a steak at the best steakhouse in Dothan one day...soon...my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Dixie is lost.

    From Atlanta to Birmingham, to Montgomery, to Jacksonville to Charlotte, to Jackson to Nashville, to Baton Rouge and to my beloved Auburn, Dixie is lost. The churches, the schools, the towns, the sheriffs etc are all security minded fools. Haters of freedom and cultural idiots.

    Pandering to liberals, pandering to "minorities", pandering to sexual deviants, pandering to socialists etc etc etc...is rampant.

    We've spent enough time in the Black Hills to know that Freedom is in the air. I cannot take the likes of Atlanta, Birmingham, Montgomery, et al any longer.

    It may take me 5 years, maybe more to make the move.

    "I will fight no more forever"...said Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Tribe.

    I am sick of fighting the liberalism, the fake Christianity, the foolish republican RINO's, the "security over freedom" voters and simply want to be left alone.

    I love The South, Mrs Slippy loves the South more...but Freedom and Liberty are no more here.

    I will, however, buy you a steak at the best steakhouse in Dothan one day...soon...my friend!
    Does this mean increased shipping costs for Slippy Pikes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piratesailor View Post
    And regarding lodging, I think the play to build what we call a “barnominium “ is a good one. Fairly common where we live and some can be very nice. Metal insulated (for us against heat), open floor plan with bedroom(s) on part including upstairs, room for cars/equipment and easy to add on for horses/animals.
    Totally agree that a "barndominium" is the way to go to transition. You can achieve a pretty high R-Value in a metal building and having an additional place for people to stay is a plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    We knew Slippy Lodge wasn't perfect when we bought the land, and we knew that someday suburban spread would inch closer and closer.

    We put a good deal of thought/analysis/hardwork/money and love into the Land and House to make it as close to perfect as we could...and while we never thought we'd sell, situations are occurring that Mrs Slippy and I finally made the decision to buy another piece of land and begin the process of building Slippy Lodge II.

    The challenge is that we have settled on The Black Hills of South Dakota or The Black Hills of Eastern Wyoming to build another little slice of Freedom which is about 1100 miles away from our current place!

    I've got a few more years until retirement and our plan is to split time between the 2 locations. I work out of my home so I have some flexibility but my primary area of business travel does not include The Black Hills so that poses a small problem. Mrs S does not work outside the home and has the flexibility to spend time at our new place and begin preparations etc...

    Our plan as of now is to;

    **Find and Purchase Land-We know what to look for, what to consider as this is not our first rodeo on land buying!
    **After we find the land, Build a Metal Building Garage/Shop/Barn with a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment
    **Slowly begin to add our preps to the new location

    We have a working set of plans for a small 2 bedroom house and can live in the garage apartment when we decide to build the house. The garage apartment plus the extra bedroom will give us plenty of space for our Sons and their families to visit.

    IF we decide that selling Slippy Lodge I is the right decision and moving full time to the Black Hills, then we can do so with a decent amount of cash. If not, we can split time between the 2 places until we get too old and make the final call when we reach that point. We are debt free and while I don't make the kind of money I once did, having a small mortgage is very do-able for a few years...

    We are keeping an eye on things locally and it doesn't look as good as it did 10 years ago when we bought Slippy Lodge I.
    Freedom is slowly eroding in our beloved Southeastern US and we fear that in a few years, Freedom will be gone.

    BUT...Freedom seems to be in huge supply in the states of Wyoming/South Dakota and taxes are relatively low. There are fewer people and more of the "right kind of people".

    Our decision is made, it is now time to implement but I'd love to hear from you folks and I trust and value your ideas, knowledge and views.

    As with most things, I take my time and try not to do anything quick and "rash". The smart person moves slowly and we plan on moving slowly on this...but there may come a point that time is not on our side so I want to be as prepared as possible!


    Any ideas, suggestions, or thoughts will be appreciated!

    Thanks y'all!

    Best stay home young man. The grass is always green over the septic tank as some goofy old libtard lady wrote.
    Slippy, Michael_Js and A Watchman like this.

 

 
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