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    Hello to everyone

    I've been away from the board for about a year. L2P emailed me today and I thought I would just check in and say howdy. Might even start commenting some. I hope everyone is safe and well, it's been quite a haul.
    Last edited by TexasHusker; 02-25-2021, 02:49 PM.
    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

    -George Carlin

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    Welcome back! Great to see you. I hope you'll give us an update on how things have been going for you with the salons, the cabins, and all.
    Steve

    * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
    * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
    * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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      #3
      Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
      I've been away from the board for about a year. Jill emailed me today and I thought I would just check in and say howdy. Might even start commenting some. I hope everyone is safe and well, it's been quite a haul.
      Hello! It sure has been quite a haul. I hope that all is well with you and your family.

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        #4
        Hi Texas,
        I've missed your insights on real estate and rentals an stuff. How did you fare with the Texas snow-mageddon ?

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          #5
          Glad to hear from ya, TH! Hope you're doing well.
          "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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            #6
            Howdy guys and thanks. Yes Texas got it hard. I live in the panhandle, and that sort of winter is not unusual here, so we were unaffected. Downstate though, it was a big deal.

            My businesses are doing well. We have been blessed. Aside from almost 2 months of closure, our Great Clips salons were down in 2020, but not a lot. We didn’t lay anyone off, so once we got the all-clear to re-open, everyone was ready to go.

            I told our teams that we would not be participating in the COVID hysteria - reduced hours, silly policies, etc. Wear your masks, use proper cleaning, and let’s move on.

            I have seen so many businesses failing because they decided to buy into the hysteria. Short staffed, wild and crazy policies imposed on their customers based on backyard epidemiology, failure to deliver good service whilst using COVID as an excuse. They got sucked in and it cost them their business.

            The vacation rentals had a record year. Picked up a couple more properties.

            Getting ready for kiddo 2 in college. College is expensive!
            Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

            -George Carlin

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              #7
              I'm not at all surprised that the rentals have done well. Lots of folks who would normally have traveled internationally stayed domestic instead, and a lot of typical domestic destinations have been closed or severely restricted. Folks who wanted to avoid hotels and restaurants and crowds found renting a house much more appealing. It was the ideal time to be in that business.

              Personally, we have done zero travel, which is unprecedented for us. If we had traveled, it would have been to a rental home most likely, if for no other reason than that we wouldn't have to live on take out food the whole time.
              Steve

              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                #8
                I took some time off these boards too...around 4 months since I last posted. Had to move over to bogleheads and ER. This place was getting too heated with covid and politics. Those other places do not tolerate any of that stuff so it was more relaxed during that time.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
                  I've been away from the board for about a year. Jill emailed me today and I thought I would just check in and say howdy. Might even start commenting some. I hope everyone is safe and well, it's been quite a haul.
                  Texas, have you made any money in the markets?
                  james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
                  202.468.6043

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by james.hendrickson View Post

                    Texas, have you made any money in the markets?
                    I'm not much of a market player. I made money on a few trades, and lost on a few. Probably broke even at best.
                    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

                    -George Carlin

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
                      I've been away from the board for about a year. Jill emailed me today and I thought I would just check in and say howdy. Might even start commenting some. I hope everyone is safe and well, it's been quite a haul.
                      Welcome back

                      I hope to see you contributing to the boards again

                      Glad that your businesses are doing well
                      Brian

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
                        Howdy guys and thanks. Yes Texas got it hard. I live in the panhandle, and that sort of winter is not unusual here, so we were unaffected. Downstate though, it was a big deal.C0n

                        My businesses are doing well. We have been blessed. Aside from almost 2 months of closure, our Great Clips salons were down in 2020, but not a lot. We didn’t lay anyone off, so once we got the all-clear to re-open, everyone was ready to go.

                        I told our teams that we would not be participating in the COVID hysteria - reduced hours, silly policies, etc. Wear your masks, use proper cleaning, and let’s move on.

                        I have seen so many businesses failing because they decided to buy into the hysteria. Short staffed, wild and crazy policies imposed on their customers based on backyard epidemiology, failure to deliver good service whilst using COVID as an excuse. They got sucked in and it cost them their business.

                        The vacation rentals had a record year. Picked up a couple more properties.

                        Getting ready for kiddo 2 in college. College is expensive!
                        Congrats on kids in college! Glad to see the businesses are doing well. Good to hear about rentals and businesses. Glad you survived wintergeddon in texas. Sounded brual.
                        LivingAlmostLarge Blog

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by TexasHusker View Post
                          Howdy guys and thanks. Yes Texas got it hard. I live in the panhandle, and that sort of winter is not unusual here, so we were unaffected. Downstate though, it was a big deal.

                          My businesses are doing well. We have been blessed. Aside from almost 2 months of closure, our Great Clips salons were down in 2020, but not a lot. We didn’t lay anyone off, so once we got the all-clear to re-open, everyone was ready to go.

                          I told our teams that we would not be participating in the COVID hysteria - reduced hours, silly policies, etc. Wear your masks, use proper cleaning, and let’s move on.

                          I have seen so many businesses failing because they decided to buy into the hysteria. Short staffed, wild and crazy policies imposed on their customers based on backyard epidemiology, failure to deliver good service whilst using COVID as an excuse. They got sucked in and it cost them their business.

                          The vacation rentals had a record year. Picked up a couple more properties.

                          Getting ready for kiddo 2 in college. College is expensive!
                          Welcome back. Are the new properties also vacation rentals? And yes - college is expensive

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