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Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 26, 2005, 02:09:42 PM
(updated: 2005-08-31) Where to go:
This lot (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.907012,-105.022151&spn=0.005989,0.010478&t=h&hl=en) is probably closer, but you could also go here (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.907802,-105.021808&spn=0.005989,0.010478&t=h&hl=en).  Give me a call before coming over: my number is: 720-221-7650

I might be over at the new place (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.931591,-105.087501&spn=0.005987,0.010478&t=h&hl=en), either way that phone number will find me.

Address of old place:
2840 W. 116th Pl #204
Westminster, CO 80234

Address of new place:
1080 Opal St. #103
Broomfield, CO 80020

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As some of you know, I'm moving in the next couple of weeks. I plan on borrowing a truck (standard pickemup variety) and moving most of it myself during the week, but on the 10th (of september for those just joining us from alternate space/time continuums) I need to get the larger items that need 2 people or more. So I'll be getting a larger uhaul for those, and if anyone cares to join in the fun there will be pizza and beer at Woody's in Broomfield afterwards in exchange for your trouble.

That's where I'm moving to: Woody's in Broomfield. The dumpster out back. Living space is small, but can't beat the location!

Not really. This is the move (http://maps.google.com/maps?spn=0.047903,0.083822&t=k&saddr=2840+w.+116th+pl.+westminster,+co&daddr=1080+Opal+St,+Broomfield,+CO+80020&hl=en) - going from Westy to Broomfield.

Things that will need to be moved that day:
- washer and dryer (unless I sell them between now and then - not likely)
- sofa
- desk
- entertainment center (smaller variety, not huge)
- couple of dressers and bookshelves.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 26, 2005, 02:12:10 PM
you can have me until about 3pm...I've got a rockies game that evening.

Ian
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 26, 2005, 03:36:21 PM
awesome. Thanks mang. I can't imagine it taking very long. I really don't have much stuff once the junk is out of the way.

BTW - bought a new MAF for about $90, I'll put it in this weekend.
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Post by: gragravar on August 26, 2005, 03:59:31 PM
I am probably not going to be much help as I will still be in landscaping hell.  However, if you have something with a hitch, you can feel free to borrow my 5x8 Trailer.  it will haul 3500 lbs of stuff.  I also have an appliance dolly if you need it.  Oh yeah, and boxes we have lots of boxes if you need any.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: DenverPat on August 26, 2005, 04:43:21 PM
Sorry, but I'll be at a client picnic that day, and ....whoa....the Rockies game that night.  But ooooh, how I love Woody's.  Pizza, that is.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 26, 2005, 05:51:11 PM
Charles, If you want to borrow the trailer, I'll go get it with the 4runner.
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Post by: PasSoup on August 26, 2005, 06:31:46 PM
I would volunteer, but I will be in Estes wearing a skirt.
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Post by: ianacole on August 26, 2005, 07:32:43 PM
Quote from: "PasSoup"
I would volunteer, but I will be in Estes wearing a skirt.


I think you should come help move wearing a skirt....errrrr.....on second thought...
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 26, 2005, 08:06:44 PM
Quote from: "PasSoup"
I would volunteer, but I will be in Estes wearing a skirt.

I would much rather be up there. I went to that one year, loads of fun. I'm part scottish, my grandfather was a McMillan. :)
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Post by: hotani on August 26, 2005, 08:08:24 PM
Quote from: "ianacole"
Charles, If you want to borrow the trailer, I'll go get it with the 4runner.

Yeah, that would work great - then I could avoid the uhaul rental. Thanks everyone!
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: jayryan on August 29, 2005, 05:34:08 AM
Woody's and Skirts. Cool thread.
Charles, I can give you a hand for about the same timeframe as Ian. We're heading up to Ft. Funnel Cakes for an Oscar Wilde play that evening.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 29, 2005, 06:28:26 AM
Cool - Thanks. We'll plan on finishing up around lunchtime so there will be time for food and drinkies for those that want em. I think if we start by 9 or so it should give us enough time, lemme know if that works for you guys.
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Post by: 03Indigo on August 29, 2005, 06:51:43 AM
if you need any help during the week next week, let me know...I can lend a hand, but as for the weekend, gotta work.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 29, 2005, 07:42:33 AM
Maybe so - I'll be moving everything but the big stuff after work on Wednesday Thursday and Friday. Plus all day Labor Day... woohoo! :roll:
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: PasSoup on August 29, 2005, 09:03:35 AM
I might be able to lend a hand on Labor Day.  I will be near that part of town anyways (Northglenn).
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 29, 2005, 09:13:07 AM
I can help on Labor Day also...just not the 11th, as I'll be hosting a GTG BBQ (http://www.rmcb5.com/ftopic-3292.html) :wink:
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 29, 2005, 09:24:39 AM
sweet. I'm probably going to take Wednesday off work since I have to be there between 15 and 17 to wait for the comcast dood - who will prolly show up at 1501. Might as well move all I can before 1500, then unpack stuff as I wait.

Revised schedule for anyone willing to join in the festivities:
- all day labor day
- wednesday till 15 (and maybe some after 18 )
- thursday after 18
- friday after 18 (I'm hoping there won't be anything left by this point)
- saturday (large items) 9 to 12

Thanks a ton for anyone willing to help out. Food and drink will be provided! :)
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 29, 2005, 09:27:06 AM
Quote from: "ianacole"
I can help on Labor Day also...just not the 11th, as I'll be hosting a GTG BBQ (http://www.rmcb5.com/ftopic-3292.html) :wink:


Oh I'll be at the GTG! It will be a nice break from moving. Plus it should all be complete by then. :)
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 10:50:22 AM
Ok, here's the updated plan: I'm borrowing my friend's grand cherokee to haul small stuff, and it has a hitch, although I need to find a ball somewhere. The current occupants will be out of there sometime Saturday, 1900 at the latest so that is when I'll take the first couple of loads of smaller stuff, then I'll spend all day sunday moving small things as well - boxes and such, don't really need help for this, but if anyone wants to join in I won't turn you away. ;)

Monday (Labor day) I'm going to try and move the big stuff - depending on trailer availability. Andrew, if its available, I'll find a ball for the hitch somewhere and can come get it - let me know. I'll come bearing Frankincense, myrrh and Newcastle - ok, maybe just that last one. :)

Thanks again everyone!
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: gragravar on August 31, 2005, 10:55:38 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
Monday (Labor day) I'm going to try and move the big stuff - depending on trailer availability. Andrew, if its available, I'll find a ball for the hitch somewhere and can come get it - let me know. I'll come bearing Frankincense, myrrh and Newcastle - ok, maybe just that last one. :)

Thanks again everyone!


Yep, you can use the trailer on Monday, but if you can pick it up Sunday afternoon or evening, that might be best for me 'cause I am not sure of our Monday plans yet.

as for the ball - the trailer place next to sil-ter-har in broomfield should be a good place for you to look.  this trailer has a 2" ball.  it also has a standard 4 pin electrical connector - depending on the grand cherokee's electric hook up, you may need a converter too.

PM me with your e-mail and I'll get you directions out to our place.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 10:59:00 AM
You can also borrow my "ball"...god that's odd...

Or, if you want, we can use the 4runner on Monday also, which already has a 4-wire hookup...I can swing by on sunday and pick up the trailer.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 11:09:28 AM
the Jeep has the standard towing package, so i'm guessing its wired as well. I could run down and borrow your um... "ball" sunday, which would be less driving for you.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 11:14:03 AM
I'll be at the Rockies game on Sunday; roughly 12:30 to 5:30pm...any time outside that would be perfect.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: gragravar on August 31, 2005, 11:16:06 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
the Jeep has the standard towing package, so i'm guessing its wired as well. I could run down and borrow your um... "ball" sunday, which would be less driving for you.


depending on the year, it might have an 8 pin round connection rather than the 4 pin straight one.  just take a look to be sure.  you wont want to drive without turnsignals and lights.  I only have an adapter from 4 pin to Audi's weird 13 pin round european plug.  that'll only help if you are towing it with another allroad, or a range rover.   :(
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 11:21:00 AM
...and the 4runner does have the flat 4-pin connector.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: PasSoup on August 31, 2005, 12:24:50 PM
I may be able to use my father-in-laws Dodge Ram, as well as pick up a trailer if you need more moving capacity.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: 03Indigo on August 31, 2005, 12:36:06 PM
if you are still doing the wednesday thing, I got the outback, we can take a few loads over in the morning before cable shows up.  I would offer the truck, but Betsy uses that for work....
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 12:42:14 PM
I really don't have too much big stuff, but more hauling room means fewer trips - even though the trips are 5 miles one way.

Here are some measurements for the stuff that will need to be moved via trailer or pickup if available:
- washer/dryer
- entertainment center (roughly 3'x2.5'x5')
- bookcase (1'x6'x6')
- 3 dressers, 2 normal sized (2.5'x2'x4'), one antique, bigger and more awkward)
- 7' sofa
- big maple kitchen table 5.5x2.5 or so

So if you have a truck and can drop by on monday to help then come on over!

In addition to not having a ball, the cherokee is also missing the correct electrical plug - it has a big honkin 7-pin plug, and I could buy an adapter for $15 to go to 4 pin... or... Ian, you still interested it taking a little trip to Brighton Sunday with your 4runner? :D

Jon: if there is still stuff left on Wednesday I'll let you know. Depends on how much I can get moved over the weekend.

Thanks
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Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 02:26:58 PM
I can do that...Sunday morning...wanna go with me?
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 02:40:39 PM
of course - let me know when you'll be passing by here and I'll be ready.
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Post by: gragravar on August 31, 2005, 02:51:08 PM
and I'll have the trailer ready for you too.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 06:11:07 PM
Where's here, and there?
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: gragravar on August 31, 2005, 07:06:23 PM
Quote from: "ianacole"
Where's here, and there?


I sent charles directions to my place (way north east of town - a little west of brighton).  PM me your e-mail address and I can send them to you too.  I may not be too responsive tomorrow, 'cause I have to go to California for the day.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 09:42:12 PM
Here (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.907802,-105.021808&spn=0.006098,0.009703&t=h&hl=en) (my house), and there (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=9423+e+146th+ave.+brighton,+co&spn=0.024374,0.038813&t=h&hl=en) (Andrew's).

Give me a call before heading up: 720-221-7650
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Post by: ianacole on August 31, 2005, 10:40:10 PM
Cool...thanks!  How about meeting at your place around 8am Sunday morn?
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on August 31, 2005, 11:28:41 PM
works for me, see you then. Thanks!
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Post by: 03Indigo on September 01, 2005, 03:11:29 AM
Charles, just drop me a line if you need more help on Wednesday...I will keep the day open just in case.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on September 01, 2005, 04:51:08 AM
Will do. I won't get anything done tuesday since I'm meeting some friends for dinner and I'm pretty sure there will be some stuff left over.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: ianacole on September 03, 2005, 10:57:16 AM
Quote from: "hotani"
Here (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=39.907802,-105.021808&spn=0.006098,0.009703&t=h&hl=en) (my house), and there (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=9423+e+146th+ave.+brighton,+co&spn=0.024374,0.038813&t=h&hl=en) (Andrew's).

Give me a call before heading up: 720-221-7650


Charles, what's your street address?
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on September 03, 2005, 02:10:25 PM
here you go:

Old place:
2840 W. 116th Pl. #204
Westminster, CO 80234

New:
1080 Opal St. #103
Broomfield, CO 80020
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: jfrahm on September 04, 2005, 08:53:50 PM
Hey Charles,

Did you get Andrew's trailer OK?  I have the dirtbike trailer and will hook it to my Park Avenue tomorrow (Labor Day) AM.  It's not the best trailer for small stuff, but I have used it to move fridges, washer/dryer, couches, etc.

I'll try to be there around 8:00am pending my actually being awake.
See you,
-Joel.
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Post by: gragravar on September 05, 2005, 07:29:56 PM
Guys, just wanted to say thanks for dropping the trailer back off, sorry we weren't around when you did.  Hope the move went well!
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: hotani on September 05, 2005, 10:16:23 PM
Thanks for letting me use it. The trailer was a huge help. Joel and I did one full load on his motorcycle trailer before Ian got there, then we loaded up both trailers and that got everything.

Thanks for the help everyone! :)
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Post by: jfrahm on September 06, 2005, 05:28:59 PM
It was a good thing I got the dirtbike trailer hooked up, I needed it this afternoon to pick up my new (used) Ducati Monster 620.  Whoohoo!

Yep, it's the American way.  During a gas crisis, I decide the smart thing to do is buy a motorcycle that gets 10% better gas mileage than my other motorcycle.

This bike is amazingly fun.  Not a powerhouse but good power, very small, and a riding position that makes you feel like a crazed cafe racer.  The brakes are insane too.

-Joel.
Title: mmmmm, beer. moving. What a combo!
Post by: gragravar on September 06, 2005, 08:54:02 PM
Quote from: "jfrahm"
It was a good thing I got the dirtbike trailer hooked up, I needed it this afternoon to pick up my new (used) Ducati Monster 620.  Whoohoo!

Yep, it's the American way.  During a gas crisis, I decide the smart thing to do is buy a motorcycle that gets 10% better gas mileage than my other motorcycle.

This bike is amazingly fun.  Not a powerhouse but good power, very small, and a riding position that makes you feel like a crazed cafe racer.  The brakes are insane too.

-Joel.

Nice!  the monster is a sweet ride, and with the 620 it must handle really really well!  

your gas mileage thoughts make me question my own bike quest.  I keep debating about trading the R11S in on either a new Monster S4R or a new BMW K1200R.  It is hard to say no to a 500# motorcycle with 164 crank hp.  It must suck gas (relatively anyway) though.
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Post by: jfrahm on September 07, 2005, 08:33:43 AM
I don't know if the 620 handles any better, I think the larger motor, up to a point, does not add much weight and it's all down low.  I could see getting a 900ie if I really like this bike.

I was really joking about the MPG.  The CBR gets decent fuel economy (although on my commute it is generally below 40 due to traffic I guess.)  The Duc will probably not do much better, it has to do nearly the same amount of work.  Maybe the desmo and FI will conspire to save me a few bucks on gas.  

I mainly got it to liven up my commute, and so as not to leave a plastic coated bike out in the weather at a crowded bike lot, and at the mercy of the skateboarders all day.  This Ducati has already been down and then left to fend for itself in a towing yard or something.  It's sort of in the condition I don't want my CBR to end up in.  It'll be nicer in a day or so as work progresses, but I'm not going all-out and making it perfect.

The big K-whackers interested me a while back, but the 600 pounds struck me as a bit excessive.  I do not think I would invest that much disposable income into a bike either.  I have thought about some of the interesting new bikes but cannot see being any (significant amount) happier on a $10-$12K bike than on a $3500 bike, and I'd worry a lot more about it.  Maybe if I, you know, get a job at Sun making a lot more money that would change :-)

-J.
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Post by: gragravar on September 07, 2005, 10:08:11 AM
Quote from: "jfrahm"

The big K-whackers interested me a while back, but the 600 pounds struck me as a bit excessive.  I do not think I would invest that much disposable income into a bike either.  I have thought about some of the interesting new bikes but cannot see being any (significant amount) happier on a $10-$12K bike than on a $3500 bike, and I'd worry a lot more about it.  Maybe if I, you know, get a job at Sun making a lot more money that would change :-)

-J.


When I am looking at an 8-10K trade in on my current bike, that makes the new price easier to swallow.  besides it is a BMW :roll:

I wish the job change was for more money - it isn't - I'll stay even but jump to a much more attractive career path and better benefits.