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Moving my shop

After being in business since 1980, and being 70yo, I'm closing my Greenwood Ave shop at the end of September and moving it to Marysville Wa. Been living there for a year. Hopefully I'll be out by the end of October. I have 5 acres up there with a pretty decent shop on the property, so hopefully a few of my customers/friends will make the trip. Just 32 miles/half hour in normal traffic. Still an official tax paying business, but the overhead is a fraction of what I've been paying in Seattle. Hate to leave, but it's time.
8009 103rd pl ne Marysville Wa 98270. 206 637 4071. Going to try to get the old shop number forwarded to my cell, but that may not be possible.

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Good for you, John Walker. You have been a constant source of expert advise and experienced solutions to our problems over the years. I trust this move will let you throttle back on your daily efforts, while leaving some time to spend with us here.
Thanks for all the years so far,
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Wishing you the best, JW. Seems like a lot of people on here are dialing back in the past years.
At seventy, you're a better man than most to keep up your good work. I'm with everybody else here who appreciates you. Keep on keepin on.
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I’m sure you’ll have no lack of folks still wanting your expertise. A 30 minutes drive is nothing (and enjoyable) in a Porsche to get proper service. Wishing you a great ‘retirement’ in good health!
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That's only 3063.6 miles and 44 hours 56 minutes from here. Can you pencil me in for a tune up?
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Best of luck on the move, John Walker! I echo the above comments. Thank you for all the help you give to this 911 community.
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Good for you..! and I had no idea you were of that age.. I don't know why, but I have always assumed you were in your mid 40s!!
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Best wishes Master John!

I am certain you will be just as busy :-)

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Gotta cut it back a bit so I can get a few of my unfinished projects farther along, maybe 2 to 3 cars a week. Can't retire completely or I'll get fat and die. Looking forward to it, another challenge. Be nice to have some time to do Rennsport, Hot August Nights and stuff like that.
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Let me know when you're going to put all those spare Porsche parts on the curb you don't want to pack up...
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Sounds like a nice retirement. I agree with the keeping busy part - it is a must.

Thanks for all of your input that I have read and appreciated. It means a lot from someone who is DIY with some garage experience.

Thanks!
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Closer to us across the border at least so this is a plus!
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People will make the extra drive no problem. Smart move. It will take some of the stress off. Glad to see you're not hanging it up and just moving. The great thing about moves is that it usually opens doors that you never saw before and that's a positive thing. Hopefully it still means you're going to hang around here still and not move on from us.
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A master mechanic is worth the drive.
You will be fine. Best of luck on the move.
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...Hopefully it still means you're going to hang around here still and not move on from us.
Yup.

Hope Mr Walker will spend more time laying down the law in this forum with this semi-retirement !
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The above post is true....there can be a lot yak yak stuff on line that someone who does it everyday can provide a more direct answer.
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For those who don’t know John, he truly represents the best of what this hobby is all about. I feel blessed to consider him a friend and client, I will gladly make the drive!
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I had to look your new place up. North of Snohomish? I hope you won’t mind a drop-in visitor if I can get up that way while on a business trip.
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“32 miles/half hour in normal traffic”... lol
When is traffic normal there anymore?
Good for you John, living the dream.

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