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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 5:45 pm  

It's official
Me and my family are landing on island on 3/20/2014
1 way tickets
Need help with the following:
good painter/fence installation for (2 dogs) and moving companies on island to off-load and move in
Furniture - we are shipping a 40 container with 2 cars so It will be a challenge to get most of our furniture in it. We are hoping to salvage the beds (1 king/1 queen/single) with 2 dressers and 1 flat screen (70 inch). Where can I buy a good dining table, bar stools and good furniture in general - inside furniture as well as patio
I will be posting like crazy the next 30 days leading up to the move so please please please respond with as much info as possible.
Couple of questions answered from me
Yes - I have residual income to live off but will be looking for a job as secondary income ANY LEADS WOULD BE GREAT (MBA graduation in June)
Yes - we looked at several islands and have done our PMV for about 1 month prior to deciding in Nov
Yes - we bought a house and got a great deal ( East end) and installing solar to cut down on WAPA and eliminate a huge bill
Yes - I am excited as hell and any info would be greatly appreciated. SEE YOU SOON


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February 12, 2014 6:36 pm  

furniture, there is one in golden rock across from pueblo-AVOID that one

what type of job are you looking for?


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 8:24 pm  

I have a BA in Business Mgmt.
I have ran a facilities management company for the past 7 years. I also have extensive sales,marketing and logistics experience. But i am humble so I will take anything except wait tables at this point. In 3 months no job then i will wait tables. LOL


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 8:25 pm  

I graduate from texas a&m in june with my MBA


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speee1dy
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February 12, 2014 9:10 pm  

sounds like you should apply at carombola and buccaneer. also sent you a pm


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February 12, 2014 9:20 pm  

Jason ...did you find out more information about the solar system that you are buying... ?I am looking to invest one for my house. so far I have understood it is better to own your own batteries so you dont have to depend on the electric company. Please let me know what route you taking ...thanks Jorge


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SkysTheLimit
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February 12, 2014 9:30 pm  

Welcome to STX Jason.
My advice would be get your furniture and cars on island, cleared customs, and delivered. Plenty of furniture stores here or you can order online and get shipped using paradise Freight or VI Cargo no problem. Get settled into the house. Get to know the island. Shop for good deals after that. Slow Mon is the motto here.:-)
Brandon Transfer could probably help with off loading your furniture.

70 inch TV?!?! You'll be wanting Dish!;)

Alan
http://paradisesatellite.getdish.com/;)


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wattersk
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February 12, 2014 9:32 pm  

Hope you didn't snag the house I was looking at!


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SkysTheLimit
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February 12, 2014 9:38 pm  

Jason ...did you find out more information about the solar system that you are buying... ?I am looking to invest one for my house. so far I have understood it is better to own your own batteries so you dont have to depend on the electric company. Please let me know what route you taking ...thanks Jorge

Batteries can get you off the grid where net metering isn't. The pros and cons as I see them are that with batteries you don't need a generator when WAPA goes out and you can be completely independent. With that comes the cost of batteries, a place to store them, a little maintenance, and disposal/replacement in 5 to 7 yrs.(that's what I was told as for life of batteries).

We opted for net metering. Already had a decent generator and WAPA becomes our battery. Now,....when they start to "tax" or "charge" for net metering? Batteries might become more appealing. By then maybe the price will come down, capacity up, and longer lifespan. One can hope!


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 9:40 pm  

Solair on Island is who we are going with
Owner was very knowledge and explained everything very thoroughly
We are going net-metered no battery
20K was my quote which should eliminate about 75% of my WAPA bill


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 9:42 pm  

I think I will apply there once on Island. I believe hotels want to make sure you are going to show up before they will offer you a position.
I could be wrong???


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 9:42 pm  

Thanks for the heads up on Ocwen
Already applied
you are awesome


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 9:46 pm  

We just lined up freight and hopefully will be without cars/furniture for only a few days. I definately will look into dish once on island

Thanks


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JasonKnaub37
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February 12, 2014 9:47 pm  

17a Marienhoj
East End


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