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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 am 
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Wonderful news, Donna! I hope none of that antique furniture was badly damaged :|

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:02 am 
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Congrats , sounds very nice and all that matters is that you's are happy !
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:11 am 
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Donna! So happy for you, Mike and the boys!
Sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see your pics. Congratulations and All The Best!!!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:40 am 
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congrats Donna and Mike, can't wait to see pics. sorry about the leak, hoping not too much damage. will the rental place cover it?

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WOW things are moving fast for you guys.
Your new home sounds like the perfect fit!
Looking forward to hearing and seeing it all.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:30 am 
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Congratulations! You both did right and are loving it!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:54 pm 
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Y'all deserve to be happy, whether GA or FL, condo or separate home.
Good luck with getting remodeling done!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:51 pm 
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Thanks everyone. We've been at the house all day doing yard work, watching paint dry ( :lol: ) and making the kitchen table a joint project with Mom.

As far as the Uhaul leak goes..... It rained for several hours of the trip on Thursday. We got to condo and went to get our suitcase out and realized it was wet..... realized there was lots of stuff wet. We scrambled and got the Uhaul dealer here agree to let us get it under roof at his storage place. When we got there and opened it up, we realized it was really bad. We had to off load about 1/2 the contents into another uhaul so we could get access to the antiques sitting in water on the floor. We were able to raise them up w/ various life jackets, boat floats, etc. We took tons of pictures and even video of Mike's shoe splashing in the uhaul blankets we'd used to wrap furniture. By the time we unloaded on Friday afternoon, we didn't think it was too bad. However, we've noticed a few areas of damage. Mom is hoping to repair. We've started the claim process w/ Uhaul, but haven't finished the big form to fill out. There is no way to replace the pieces of furniture that were in my grandparents, parents, and our homes.... too many memories. Here are a couple pics from "Christmas past" to show the pieces. They just mean a lot to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:01 pm 
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Those are gorgeous pieces of furniture. I would be pis$$$ and not settle for just refinish. Money and refinish and lots of money. I would think you will get and appraisal of the furniture right?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:08 pm 
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I'm hoping we'll end up getting the rental for free. The furniture is irreplaceable, but honestly.... still useable. They aren't ruined by any means. We just need to add a little stain to a few areas, and should be fine. But... the stress/tears/energy/etc.... should get us something. :lol:

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donna those pieces are gorgeous. I hope you can restore them.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:19 pm 
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I would not just touch it up. Have a professional or two come in and give you and estimate of bringing them back to original condition and have Uhaul pay for it. Have them reconditioned. They have to many memories to just be touched up.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:37 pm 
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Oh Donna...how frustrating. Lovely pieces. I hear you on stress/tears/energy!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:40 am 
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Congratulations Donna & Mike. Wishing you the very best and looking forward to seeing pics of your new place. That furniture is gorgeous.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:03 am 
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Congratulations on your new home. Condo living is hard especially if you like your privacy. Wishing you and Mike many years of happiness in your new home.

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