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Old 04-27-2009, 05:55 AM   #41
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Gumby, you're pouring your retirement into your house! Don't tell us - you plan on moving when you FIRE...
Actually, none of what we have done is economically driven. (except for the fact that it has taken 17 years because we only do something when we have cash on hand). We just wanted to fix it up the way we like and to preserve one small part of our national heritage. I'm certain I will leave here toes up.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:01 PM   #42
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I'm certain I will leave here toes up.
Our daughter assures us that's how we'll leave "her" house someday.

I'm just not too sure about her timeline...
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:16 AM   #43
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I rent and the money i dont spend on house maintenance and repair goes on frequent hollidays around North America.
Not to turn this into yet another "rent versus buy" debate because one size can't fit all, but this goes both ways: once someone pays off an owned home, they have a lot more cash flow to travel even as renters continue to pay rent.
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Our daughter assures us that's how we'll leave "her" house someday.

I'm just not too sure about her timeline...
...better be nice in the meantime, since she gets to choose your nursing home.
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...better be nice in the meantime, since she gets to choose your nursing home.
Wasn't there a bumper sticker about that?:

"Be Nice to your Kids, Someday they will Decide where you are going to Live".........

My kids are somewhat scared of me, I want to keep that going as long as possible.......
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:07 AM   #46
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I have a bit of touch-up work to do:
http://links.flashdance.cx/misc-pix/fjortisfangelse.jpg

(not my place really, but what a gem - could suck the bucks off of about any size bank account)
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I'd bulldoze that thing and go with a double-wide!

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I'd bulldoze that thing and go with a double-wide!

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Wow! Let me guess... a starter home for a billionaire first-time flipper? I think I'd start with the foundation. That hand-built local-stone base can't be too expensive to fix...
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I used to have dreams about places like these - lots of running up & down stairs, service hallways, crumbling floors. Good dreams that had me knowing all the twists and turns in the place. Sure 'ol LGFNB would have an analysis of my mental state, but suspect it really had to do with the juggling we were doing to keep our old places habitable.




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Damn talk about a fixer upper!
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