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    S10:10 Moving Meltdowns

    Ok, this one big house plan has me going nuts! First off, I looked at the plans. There is no way - with this occupancy load, sq. footage, that ANY building dept. allow for only one exit! Despite the regulations, imagine if there is a fire at the entrance - how does everyone get out??? Windows in each unit are considered an "emergency exit", but a space this size, with the square footage would require several exits. Then on to the "each wife needs to have her own deed". OMG Each unit, in order to get a loan, would be considered a condominium complex. Therefore, a single "builder/buyer" would have to subdivide the parcel, build the mega-mansion, then sell off the individual units, with Kody's "area" as a common area. They don't have the money to build it, then each wife purchase a "unit". So, who is going to finance the initial built? In a condo you own from the painted walls in . . . the rest is common area. But somebody has to build the complex first. No way can each wife borrow towards something that isn't there. Finally, the owners got rid of the CC&R's that went along with the property. But that doesn't mean that the whoever regulates the area (County, City, etc) would allow a condo complex in a single family zoning area. The neighbors would surely complain about this during a public design review, planning hearings. Not to mention the resale of this type of property would be well below market value - which is something bankers/lenders look at when considering a loan to purchase. Besides all of this Kody is just nuts! He has no practical knowledge of how things actually work. He says "lets move", then casually checks in with his wives to see if "they" have lined up rentals, ets. All depending on their individual income - because they cannot include any money he makes into their income statements, except Robyn. There was no plan, among the individual wives, to find rentals near each other. It was everyone for themselves. Then try to make the kids think it's about them, and one big family. BS It's a big con.
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    S10:10 Moving Meltdowns

    Having been licensed (not a draftsperson) for too many years to count, based on the drawings I saw, I would charge no less than $15,000 for preliminary design, interior elevations, and exterior elevations. That would not include ANY working drawings, structural, civil, electrical engineering.
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    10:09 Kody's Secret Plan

    We had an employee who has worked for us a a draftsman for over 25 years. He can draw up plans, which is why we pay him, but it's our (my husband & I are both licensed) stamp, and our liability. NO reliable architect would sign off on this disaster.
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    10:09 Kody's Secret Plan

    Sorry, but Dawn King isn't a licensed Architect. She's a draftsperson. Sore subject. An Architect must get a 5 year degree, do a 3 year internship, and pass board exams for every state they want to practice. A draftsman(person), can draw up plans, but does not have the "stamp" required by City/County to get approval. Architects are also required to carry E&O (errors and omission) insurance, to ensure if something goes wrong, insurance will cover it. Draftsman(person) have none of those requirements. Also for a house the size Kody wants, will require licensed structural, electrical, HVAC engineers - to submit plans. If Kody plans to go against regulations and put a kitchen in every wing, and another large central kitchen, those, except for the central kitchen, will have to be eliminated from all the working drawings, and added later. If the County/City finds out - or "somebody" turns them in, they run the risk of having to rip them out, OR tear down the structure, and face serious fines. I've seen that happen to people who put in illegal second units. Completed, and then have to be completely ripped out. Apologies for the rant.
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    10:09 Kody's Secret Plan

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    S08.E19: Reunion Part 1

    I feel so sad for Dorit. You would have thought production could have delayed long enough for her to get out of her robe, and get those bobby pins out of her hair. Remember during Erika's first reunion? She was in a classy dress, spoke very well, and didn't bring her "character" along. Now we only see Erika Jayne. That was extremely strange about not having given Tom or her mother, (did she give a book to her son?) an advanced copy of her book, and that lame excuse that she hadn't thought about it. Wow. I don't find her interesting, or engaging. Everything, every dinner/trip/shopping trip she has to be yet another character. On a good day I'm 5' tall, so Kyle should NEVER wear anything that long, let alone with a ruffle at the bottom hem. She looked like the dress was wearing her.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    They all hate each other except when filming, then they hate each other with fakeness of being concerned.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    YES! Exactly. Meri is done with these women, but not totally with Kody. If he gave her any sign that he's still interested, she'd be on board. Right now she's in limbo. Everything revolves around the TLC paycheck. Christine & Janelle are fine being there, and Robyn would go absolutely nuts, and stir the pot, if Kody wanted to take another wife. But it's clear, none of them want to be around each other.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    It's interesting they call Meri out about not being involved, but during some interview the wives said they rarely see each other, despite living nextdoor. Maybe once in awhile when taking out the trash or getting the mail. When they lived in one house, in Utah, (without Robyn), they all seemed to have assigned roles. . . Janelle, Meri & Kody worked, Christine took care of the kids. Everyone seems much more settled, and happy. When they moved to Vegas - and each had a house far apart, Janelle seemed fine, but the rest of the group started breaking down. For awhile they, as a group, seemed to want to form a real business (not the junky jewelry thing), but nothing ever panned out. Then they all got their big, new homes, all together - easier for filming and making it seem more of a "family", but by then they all checked out. Well, except for filming. I doubt they get together very often, have little idea what the others are up to, and could really care less. When they are forced to film, that's when tensions rise.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    I can easily hear Janelle complain to Kody that Meri's house is pretty much empty, so Maddie could live there. And I'm sure they all complain about how the "family" money is split. Robyn would be in his ear about the catfishing, and the last thing Christine wants is for Kody to start putting Meri on the schedule again. There did seem to be a lot of anger coming out when they decided to buy those houses. Robyn has always expressed not understanding why Meri isn't jumping in to take care of the various kids, as a way to feel included. They hate that she can come and go, do whatever business she wants, while they are struggling as basically single parents.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    Oh, I completely agree their reasons for wanting out, and they way they went about it are completely different, except for the fact that they both showed they weren't committed. And the idea of being committed keeps coming up. Janelle did leave, moved far away, got a job and eventually a better car, and her own home. It was after Kody told her he was moving back to Utah, and a big house, that she decided to come back. I never got the impression that Kody spent time w/Janelle during that time - which she seemed fine with. Janelle said she fell into a deep depression, and was tired of the family not having financial means. What I'm trying to say is Janelle didn't feel a strong commitment to "the family", and did what was best for her, and her kids. I think after Kody divorced Meri that sunk her into a space where she felt alone - not having a houseful of kids. She was looking for a way out, to find something that was best for her.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    IMO Meri doesn't want to open up to anybody, and right now she's holding on for the TLC paycheck. Don't rock the boat. Could it be fear of Kody saying leave? OK, I know she's selfish and prone to being a victim, but she was on the brink of leaving, and it didn't work out. She has seemed to make a life for herself outside this group, but still stuck in a completely loveless relationship. When this train wreck is over, I don't expect any of them, well maybe Christine & Robyn, to stay around. My daughter-in-law is a serious introvert, and in some ways reminds me of Janelle. She has no time for luncheons, girl-time, etc. She gets along really well with the people she works with, but I seriously doubt she has ever shared anything personal with them. We have a great time when she comes to visit, but it took awhile for her to let her guard down. She would be perfectly happy to stay home with the dogs. My son works long, long hours, and is sometimes gone for days at a time, and he's very lucky that she's fine with having this time alone. Janelle would be fine, seeing her kids, Kody on occasion, and never seeing the other wives or kids. I suspect she has outside friends, a small circle. She did mention going to the Korean Spa with her friend. When/if they do have an honest discussion about the catfishing, how will Janelle handle it? Hard to be too judgemental when she left for a couple of years, and made a separate life for herself.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    One thing I found interesting during the Meri & Christine discussion was when Meri said "we haven't had that kind of relationship for 10 years", and Christine agreed. So, they admit that when they first came on the show, it was all fake. None of these women have each other's backs. If one isn't getting along with Kody, they see it as beneficial to themselves, and don't want to know why one may be upset, what's going on to make them unhappy. It also seems that when Robyn came into this group, she misjudgedthe relationships these women actually had with each other. No wonder none of the kids want to follow this lifestyle. As a kid, it's fine, you get along with all the other kids - it's like having a neighborhood full of kids, but they couldn't help but notice the tension, and disfunctional dynamics between the moms.
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    S09.E10: Confronting Meri

    Bottom line is none of these women like each other. If the other 3 left, Janelle would be fine with it, except she'd have to have Kody there more, which she wouldn't like. Robyn would, on the surface, feign tragedy, but deep down she'd be happy as a clam. Nothing would make Christine happier. She'd love to be the only one in Kody's life - reassuring him she understands him, and will make his life better. I have more natural interaction with the neighbors on our tiny cul-de-sac, than any of these women. Just leave it alone - have a big "family" (basically a block party) once a year and call it good. Janelle would be a good one to sit Kody down and tell him to cut the BS about this being a big happy family. Admit its all for a TLC paycheck.
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    S09.E09: The Longest Labor

    I have a friend (not Mormon) who lives in the middle of nowhere in Utah. She rents out a barn on her property for weddings, and most of the couples are Mormons. During wedding season she is fully booked.
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