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  • Ben Staad
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    I think we are on separate sides of the Country but here in Florida the cost for all construction material has skyrocketed. I think most of that was COVID slowing down production, limiting availability, and now demand is high so prices continue to climb with the market demand.


    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have recently contracted for a new roof. Costing me $13,500 with a 10% cash discount. I did pay 50% upfront, everyone I spoke with required that. I do want this roof to be the last one I buy so I went all in. It has a 50% warranty with no proration for the first 30 years and no limit on winds for coverage. Checked with a neighbor who just went with a 30 year prorated roof last summer and they paid $12,500 so I am comfortable with the price. A couple of people in the neighborhood had their roofs replaced a few years back and they were all in the $8,000 to $9.000 range. So yes, roofing costs have gone up significantly. Was not sure if that was just around here but your experience sounds like it happened across the board. Now I am going to have to try and find out what is driving the prices up.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Spent the last 4-5 weeks compiling quotes for a new roof. All in all I received seven quotes for the work. Had numbers from 10K to 15K with all but one requesting 50% down on agreeing to the contract. Went with the one company that didn't require anything down and feel okay about that part of it but not happy about the 11K I'm about to spend.

    Just 2 years ago, last time I checked roofing prices, everything was under 9K with that on the high end. Pricing has sure changed in a very short period of time.
    I have recently contracted for a new roof. Costing me $13,500 with a 10% cash discount. I did pay 50% upfront, everyone I spoke with required that. I do want this roof to be the last one I buy so I went all in. It has a 50% warranty with no proration for the first 30 years and no limit on winds for coverage. Checked with a neighbor who just went with a 30 year prorated roof last summer and they paid $12,500 so I am comfortable with the price. A couple of people in the neighborhood had their roofs replaced a few years back and they were all in the $8,000 to $9.000 range. So yes, roofing costs have gone up significantly. Was not sure if that was just around here but your experience sounds like it happened across the board. Now I am going to have to try and find out what is driving the prices up.

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  • Parviz
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    I work part time for book money at a hardwoods lumber company and ever since covid started everything in the lumber industry has skyrocketed.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Spent the last 4-5 weeks compiling quotes for a new roof. All in all I received seven quotes for the work. Had numbers from 10K to 15K with all but one requesting 50% down on agreeing to the contract. Went with the one company that didn't require anything down and feel okay about that part of it but not happy about the 11K I'm about to spend.

    Just 2 years ago, last time I checked roofing prices, everything was under 9K with that on the high end. Pricing has sure changed in a very short period of time.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Isn't it fun to receive a mystery package? The older I get the more of these show up! LOL LOL

    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    My mystery package was Chart of Darkness. I really liked the Chapbook and am looking forward to this. May try and find time to dip into it tonight.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I have a package coming from CD today. Not actually sure what it is. I love surprises.
    My mystery package was Chart of Darkness. I really liked the Chapbook and am looking forward to this. May try and find time to dip into it tonight.

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  • Martin
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    I have a package coming from CD today. Not actually sure what it is. I love surprises.

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  • Ben Staad
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    Hello, Patrick. Hope you have been well.



    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    Hi everyone, I haven’t visited these forums in a very long time. I see some familiar names that I’ve missed. Hope everyone is doing well, all things considered these days.
    - Patrick

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Patrick View Post
    Hi everyone, I haven’t visited these forums in a very long time. I see some familiar names that I’ve missed. Hope everyone is doing well, all things considered these days.
    - Patrick
    Welcome back. Make sure you jump in!!

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    This happened yesterday...Person ran a red light and -it appears- totaled our less than a year old car. Everyone was okay but we are both very sore and tired today.

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    My previous car was a Saturn SL2 which I drove for 10 years. It was totalled when a pilot car backed into it (My car) in a construction zone. The nose of the car was completely crumpled like an accordion. At the time Saturn had been out of business for approx. 4 years and the body shop told me they would not be able to get parts for my SL2. I think, not sure, the accident resulted in structural damage to my SL2. Thinking back, I guess I'm lucky that the air bags didn't deploy.

    Cap

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    Do the physical therapy! They should be able to work it where you do most of it at home and just have to back for checks and adjustments maybe weekly. Hamstrings are slow heals but hopefully yours is on the quicker end.
    I go to physical therapy Tuesday afternoon. Physical therapy can not be done here, although it was offered at the clinic here approx. 15 years ago. I suspect my hamstring injury is minor, I'll learn more tomorrow. Cap

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  • Patrick
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    Hi everyone, I haven’t visited these forums in a very long time. I see some familiar names that I’ve missed. Hope everyone is doing well, all things considered these days.
    - Patrick

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post
    Sometimes life is an ordeal? Maybe I should start by saying sometimes life throws you a curve ball. I like that better. As I suspected I had it confirmed yesterday I have a hamstring injury. It may be minor, not sure yet. My doctor told me this type of injury can take six weeks to heal. I am tentatively planning on going for physical therapy and massages - - That's per my doctor. I hope I can go to Mariposa rather than Merced. Merced is a two hour drive each way.
    At least I finally got the Real ID process done on Tuesday. Now I just wait for it to arrive in my mailbox.

    Cap
    Do the physical therapy! They should be able to work it where you do most of it at home and just have to back for checks and adjustments maybe weekly. Hamstrings are slow heals but hopefully yours is on the quicker end.

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  • c marvel
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    Sometimes life is an ordeal? Maybe I should start by saying sometimes life throws you a curve ball. I like that better. As I suspected I had it confirmed yesterday I have a hamstring injury. It may be minor, not sure yet. My doctor told me this type of injury can take six weeks to heal. I am tentatively planning on going for physical therapy and massages - - That's per my doctor. I hope I can go to Mariposa rather than Merced. Merced is a two hour drive each way.
    At least I finally got the Real ID process done on Tuesday. Now I just wait for it to arrive in my mailbox.

    Cap

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Ben Staad View Post
    That is essentially what happened to my wife over 20 years ago however the outcome was not as good. She got to ride in a helicopter and has had issues ever since. Glad your friend was okay.


    He knew at the time how lucky he was. He was pushed into the car ahead of him pretty hard and his car had front end damage. His trunk was essentially gone. He went and got checked out to ensure he did not have an injury that would manifest in the future. He was sore for a while but nothing that lasted. I think lasting injuries like what your wife has are more common than we realize. I hope if your wife was in the car this time it did not aggravate or worsen prior issues, both physically or mentally.

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