Started with a half-day motorcycle ride with beautiful scenery and
weather. Imagine having a nice, street- legal fully-farkled modern
touring bike, instead of a junk yard ornament which only functions as
an idiotic conversation piece, eh Wieber? Then I did some tractor work
prepping for a landscaping improvement. Those are facts, not like the
BS you write.
No. I keep what I respond to. While scanning your imaginary job
interview story I was reminded of the one about the girlfriend dying
in your arms, etc. Remember when you used to have a vast ranch that
turned out to be a mobile home on a tiny rented lot? LOL You have zero
credibility, so EVERYONE'S default assumption is that the details in
your posts range from fantasy to outright BS.
Try Amada America. They're as big as Trumpf and they're in Buena Park.
They make a similar line of machines. In fact, Amada and Trumpf are
the two biggest competitors in the international machine tool
Amada has have two plants in California and that's their US
They're Japanese but they're run mostly by Americans in the US, and
you'd find the culture a lot more familiar than that of Trumpf.
I liked working with them quite a lot, but I also liked working with
Here are their current job listings:
[Somebody please respond to this because Gunner claims he has me
As I say: If I knew then what I know now, I'd still have the same
problems, only at a higher cash flow.
"Sorry honey, but we're' $40 bucks short for the month. We'll have
to go to Vail instead of Cancun."
But Amazon Prime still delivers.
"With Age comes Wisdom. Although far too often, Age travels alone."
Count me in, my degree is Chemistry and my career was Electronics,
working with several other ex-chemists and an astronomer. I had
learned the basics such as V = L di/dt in college and picked up
rapidly evolving integrated electronics on the fly like eveyone else.
From a WW II RCOC poem - Sure wish I could find all 483 verses!
My Grandpappy, he once kept pigs
he had eighteen or twenty
they lived in dry and well kept digs
and good food they had plenty
If I'd known then what I know now
and been a little snappier
I'd have stayed at home with Grandpa's pigs
and been a damn site happier.
First of all, dumbass, if someone is 40 then they're not a millennial.
But more importantly, lots of workers live at their parents's place
while they save up to buy a home. It's a time-honored and
You're nearly 65. When are YOU going to start saving up to buy a place
of your own? Oh wait, you're imagining that having a negative
net-worth and living in a rotting mobile on rented land counts as home
Sadly, many/most of the millenials living with their folks are NOT
saving much money towards their own place, as they "go out" a lot - _
Instead of staying home with Ma and Pa they go out with their feirnds,
or go "cruising" Not at all out of the ordinary to spend $50 on a
Taxi or uber fare to get to the club, cover charge and or drinks to
get in, plus food - then taxi or Uber back home.
Do that a few nights a week and there is $7500 towards your own place
down the drain every year. That's more than half what it would cost
to rent your own place (My daughter rents the whole main floor of a
house for $675 a month plus utilities - in a good part of town)
It's also almost half the mortgage payment on a $250,000 mortgage
over 25 years at 5%.
My other (younger) daughter bought a townhouse condo for $149,000
about 8 years ago - in her twenties - after leaving home at 17.
3 and 4 years older than "millenials" - but if they could do it so
I bought my own first house in my twenties - like many "boomers" -
after leaving home and living in a boarding house at 19 and working
for nothing as a volunteer for 2 years
That's not any reason for somebody like Wieber to imagine he can look
down on them. He has a negative net worth. Which means he's BELOW
anyone who has a positive net worth, which includes a shit ton of
folks who live with their parents, and every baby.
No doubt. They have time to wise up though, not like too-late Wieber
who gave up a long time ago.
Yup. Money wasting has been going on for a long time. Nothing new
about millennials, except perhaps a higher percentage who may as well
give up on home ownership.
That's a good deal. Increasingly uncommon though. A few years ago when
property shopping we paid about $1000 a month for a small but decent
You're in a very affordable area. A young friend was bemoaning the
fact that a shitty condo in need of sweat equity in his area is a half
million, even considering that he'd have to commute some distance to
his job. And the monthly fees kill after that. Home ownership is
pretty tough for most young folks. He thinks it's worth it, but I
can't say he's right. High prices in his market could quite well go
down far enough to make him wish he'd kept renting.
Similar story for me. Wieber could have done the same. But he's always
been too busy talking fantasy death squads etc to earn a decent
living, and has been powerless to quit his vices. A renter who's
pissed away the price of a house on cigarettes is hardly qualified to
Not sure how that worked for you, but post the math for how you think
it could work for someone today. By and large, it just doesn't. Best
advice for any young person hoping to buy a home is to stay with their
parents as long as they can stand it while saving, and ignore anyone
who tells them there's any shame in it.
Actually not that affordable any more.
The house I bought 36 years ago this week for $67000 is worth about
$500000 today. Daughter's townhouse is worth about $250,000 minimum.
Can't by a detTCHED HOME FOR UNDER $300,000
Minimum wage today is over $13/hour.
Average income today is over 51,000.
When I came back from Africa I made less than $10,000 a year (1975)
My first house cost me 3.5 years income.
By the time I bought my second (current) house it was over 4 years
At $300,000 that would be a $75000 income. - which for a COUPLE today
is WELL below average.
One big difference is when I bought my house I didn't have high
priced cell phones and tablets, and 500 channel cable TV, and big flat
Today's kids spend a LOT more - not only in real dollars, but also in
percentage of income, than we boomers EVER did. Not just on toys, but
entertainment and travel
I prefer facts to anecdotes. Here are some facts for your area.
That says that buying a home is twice as hard as it used to be, but is
ameliorated by lower interest rates and lower down payments. So the
new normal is more debt, less equity, and more chance of getting
underwater. That's as good a spin as one can put on it, but more
recently requirements have been tightened for those low down payments,
and rates are rising. "The harsh reality is that the new rules will
reduce homebuyers' purchasing power substantially."
All that's based on current wages, but there's continued downward
pressure on those.
I had to laugh at some of the affordability numbers, which included
monthly property tax bills as much as triple Wieber's annual bill...
that he doesn't pay.
Kitchener-Waterloo is in the higher price bracket for areas outside
the GTA, and sits somewhere between edmonton and Calgary for the price
of "starter" homes.
Average household incomes run 100,800 in Waterloo, 85,500 in
Cambridge, and 80,400 in Kitchener.
I've never been close to that average
The "average" house price has gone up 40% in the last 18 months, to a
current average of $500,000 in the kitchener/Waterloo area.
Cambridge prices average $400,000
Guelph, being closer to Toronto, is a bit higher.
Down the road an hour, in London it's still down in the high 300,000
St Thomas is about $260,00
Windsor is around $265,000 and is starting to go up.
Statford is about $319,000
So as you can see, there are lots of areas in Ontario where housing
is still very affordable if you don't need to commute to Toronto and
you don't want a McMansion.
The new "stress tests" are pushing up the lower end faster than the
middle or top level homes, while the influx of Toronto buyers is
pushing up the upper middle level homes within 1 hours of Toronto
(Brantford, Hamilton, guelph, Kitchener, Cambridge and surrounding
areas - particularly semi-rural settlements)
My nephew is buying a house in Stratford and working in Mitchel.
Nice Semi - just over $300,000.
He's lucky. Most people will need to commute farther from their higher
paying jobs to find lower home prices. Or settle for lower wages
closer to lower home prices. If they choose to commute and start
piling on the miles, in addition to the fuel they'll be paying $2000
service bills more often. Whenever I have one of my vehicles on the
hoist I think of what the average person has to shell out for that.
I'm about to do a minor steering overhaul (pitman, idler, 4 ties rod
ends) on my pickup. If I took it in for that, I'd be getting a call
telling me to do the ball joints, all 4 rotors, and the parking brake
shoes, at a minimum. I get to choose what isn't worth fixing for me.
Most people will take the shop's word. That's a reality that most
young commuters are stuck with.
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