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    No, not of the nervous kind. Just finally packing up all my stuff. Heading to Texas. Gear goes into hermetically controlled vault along with records and will follow once we buy a place. Mike Trei was good enough to come over and help me remove the cartridge and get the Airline packed up. (Call me a p**z, but given the cost of these stupid little things, I wanted somebody who does this all the time to remove the cartridge). The rest- it's just detail work, lot's of heavy lifting, pulling tubes, undoing tweaks, finding all the boxes for stuff--like the box for my ancient Technics electronic stylus gauge. I haven't gotten to the records yet. Clearing the decks for that. Got double walled boxes from Bags Unlimited. The boxes of boxes were a mountain blocking my front door the other day--I think it was the UPS guy's revenge. Amps will get gone over by Vlad before they get coffined. Ditto the Veloce line stage to Vytas. Crates to be made for the Duos. Oh, did I mention the records?
    I figure about 8k going, but it may be more or less. In a sick way, this is fun. (And you get to dust stuff that you haven't really been able to reach).

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    Bill, it looks like you have a plan and its coming together nicely. I went through this many moons ago and it can stress one out. Having an extra buddy to pack is a good idea when your mind is running at warp speed trying to coordinate tasks and cover any contingencies. whatever I did I always double and triple checked that the records wouldnt get damaged or lost. Hardware can easily be replaced the vinyl/software would takes years.
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    • #3
      Bill, double check your insurance policy with respect to moving your stuff, and the carriers insurance policy too. I doubt you'd have the experience we had moving from Seattle to Portland (one of the moving vans was stolen enroute), but insurance companies being what they are, they love bickering over who has liability and when and where it gets transferred from one to the other. Documentation, photos, and receipts... don't take it for granted.
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      • #4
        Thanks Rob and Bob- on insurance, already revisited.Stuff is scheduled and I've been working with Chubb/Ace/Chubb forever. Thinking about it is actually more stressful than doing it. (I think Nietzsche said something like this in his Axioms, but I'm not going all philosophical on you).
        Yeah, moving is a bitch. But, like divorce, there's reason why it is expensive and a pain in the ass.

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        • #5
          MIKE is a good man and if ever go vynl he is the one I will pay to set it up. And Myles to help me choose lol.
          I did that a few years back let's say it took two years of storage . Amd now maybe selling off all
          of it. Life has some odd turns all the best to yours
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          • #6
            So do you plan on settling along the I-20 or I-10 latitudes of Texas?

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            • #7
              Myles will be more than happy to help you schlep boxes. 😃
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rust View Post
                So do you plan on settling along the I-20 or I-10 latitudes of Texas?
                Austin- not a "latitude" more like an "attitude"-- I call it liberals who pack heat; old hippies +hipsters; it is considered the 'bubble' in Texas, but I kinda dig the Texas spirit, which is still there. And, go out an hour, and it's "real" Texas.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lasercd View Post
                  Myles will be more than happy to help you schlep boxes. 😃
                  So, there's a cross fit group here, they like flipping giant truck tires, hitting stuff with sledge hammers and hauling sleds with weight up hills'n shit. But, the breakage....

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                  • #10
                    Bill, i feel ya. i am only moving about 20 miles up the 14 toward palmdale california from sylmar (famous fo the '71 equake. still, taking everything apart and adjusting to a much smaller environment (to a bedroom, office and small listening space) from a 3br house with a nice sized living room with vaulted ceiling.

                    my stereo cabinet was a double wide gorilla rack with one side two levels high. i have to reduce the size of my LP collection from about 5k pieces to at least 1/2 of that. i was in the habit of buying anything i thought i might like. now i will need to be more conservative. and i forgot, 2k-4k CDs, SACDs (100), and a few DVDAs as well as more than a handful of VHS tapes and DVDSs. i gave away my TEAC 4010GSL along with all the tapes. (a lot). i may have to find a cassette deck with dolby S as i have many cassettes with music that i don't have otherwise.

                    can you say HORDER, i KNEW you could just as my daughter keeps bleating. she has been quite considerate in not insisting on me dumping WAY more stuff. oyeah, the magazines. don't ask.

                    well, good luck with YOUR move.

                    ..tr

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by hifitommy View Post
                    Bill, i feel ya. i am only moving about 20 miles up the 14 toward palmdale california from sylmar (famous fo the '71 equake. still, taking everything apart and adjusting to a much smaller environment (to a bedroom, office and small listening space) from a 3br house with a nice sized living room with vaulted ceiling.

                    my stereo cabinet was a double wide gorilla rack with one side two levels high. i have to reduce the size of my LP collection from about 5k pieces to at least 1/2 of that. i was in the habit of buying anything i thought i might like. now i will need to be more conservative. and i forgot, 2k-4k CDs, SACDs (100), and a few DVDAs as well as more than a handful of VHS tapes and DVDSs. i gave away my TEAC 4010GSL along with all the tapes. (a lot). i may have to find a cassette deck with dolby S as i have many cassettes with music that i don't have otherwise.

                    can you say HORDER, i KNEW you could just as my daughter keeps bleating. she has been quite considerate in not insisting on me dumping WAY more stuff. oyeah, the magazines. don't ask.

                    well, good luck with YOUR move.

                    ..tr
                    I got a shitload of magazines too. (No, not those kind). Old TAS, Stereophile, HiFi+ so anybody that wants 'em, glad to give 'em away. Not shipping, though.

                    Johnny Vinyl- aren't you due for a trip south for warm weather, bro? It's only 20 degrees F here- summer for you!

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                    • Johnny Vinyl
                      Johnny Vinyl commented
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                      I am due indeed. It's been awhile since I indulged in a trip. Unfortunately life gets in the way, but maybe the new year allows me some flexibility.

                  • #12
                    Originally posted by Bill Hart View Post

                    I got a shitload of magazines too. (No, not those kind). Old TAS, Stereophile, HiFi+ so anybody that wants 'em, glad to give 'em away. Not shipping, though.

                    Johnny Vinyl- aren't you due for a trip south for warm weather, bro? It's only 20 degrees F here- summer for you!
                    Johnny needs to on down to Florida where its in the high 70-80's depending on where in the state your at. Yesterday the AC came on at my house.
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                    • Johnny Vinyl
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                      I've always liked Florida. I worked for a major publisher for about 15 years and used to fly down 4 times a year for meetings and such. We always managed to tack on a few personal days to get in some golf. It was one of my passions back then even though my handicap really was that....a handicap.
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