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Old 05-21-2008, 07:04 PM
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Unintended Vacation

Well, I'm now on unintended vacation, got laid of yesterday from a job I've had for the last 2 years, if they're laying off management it doesn't bode well for the company IMHO, the comapny is only 2 years old, I was one of the original employees. The good thing is it's just coming on summer so I have lots to do, and most of the mines around here are reopening with the price of gold now so I should have another job before long. Until then---------


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wow that sucks,but that seems to be the trend theses days.
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I know, at least it was before the holiday so I get an extra long weekend! I have enough saved for about 5 months on UI, if I don't find something by then I'll just have to sell some water I guess.
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That stinks - I'm sorry to hear that, Michelle. Maybe the next job will be a better one and closer to home.

You could go out and do a little prospecting yourself, maybe.
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Ya, I've been considering that or maybe selling some of my stash, I have one nugget that should go for upwards of $5000 at todays prices (jewelry grade is 3x market price). I'm going to give it awhile before I do anything drastic. I also have enough in water to just about pay off my house, it's just that it's a really involved process to sell it.
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That's interesting about the water - I guess since you have the mineral rights to your property you can sell it back to the irrigation district?

Do you know what they are doing about the canal that flooded Fernley? Is it operating or going to be operating any time soon?
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It's operating at a very low volume, the poor famers in Fernley are really pissed because they have to find some way to pump their water, at that point it's not even up to their irrigation gates. I think we're going to end up with 80% allocation here, which is great for me because my water's now worth more, and I only use it for landscaping anyway. The bummer is that the local lake will be pretty much unusable by mid-summer, they expect it to go down to 4000 af which is a stream about 3 1/2 ft wide. Also, all the water we're supposed to get but aren't right now is going downstream to the reservation and they don't have to return it next year, it's just lost. If it goes on long enough they'll claim the right to it and we'll never get it back. This was all new to me 'cause as you know being from SoCal water comes out of the faucet and that's it. I wouldn't sell it back to the district as they're paying less than a 10th the going rate. I can sell it to anyone in the district with a point of diversion or to a municipal entity or developer and they can convert the surface right (which I have) to groundwater. It's pretty difficult to do that, most private buyers can't get it done.
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