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Old 06-18-2008, 05:07 PM   #21
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Nice car!

I want a private jet, oh, about Boeing 727 size, a Ferrari and a Rolls, an International Harvester pickup truck, one of those bus-sized RV's, lavishly equipped, a Harley, and a zero-maintenance house (or the staff to do all that sweaty work). And a cute French maid.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:24 PM   #23
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Hey! I thought you were a pacifist?
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:29 PM   #24
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I'm going there tomorrow... Lazy is renting the boats as we speak.

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200+ acre organic farm with generous, very old water rights. Farm must have older apple orchard, a large and gracious old Victorian farmhouse (6 bedrooms, large country kitchen, butler's pantry, formal dining room, formal living room, 7 bathrooms (one in each bedroom plus one on the main level), summer kitchen/pantry/laundry/beer & winemaking room, library, wraparound porch, family room, finished attic and finished cellar), a vintage barn, painted white or red with a cupola on top, a large and airy chicken coop, and fenced/cross-fenced pasture. Preferably on a year-round stream or creek. No highway frontage, old oak and fir trees also a must. Also, it must be within 5 miles of a reasonably-sized city in northern California or Western Oregon.

Property taxes in perpetuity for the above-mentioned farm.

Solar panels, a couple of windmills, and a pond for the above-mentioned farm.

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A 1953 or 1954 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz convertible, cherry please.

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Ok all you LYBM-ers - if you had unlimited money to spend on a few items of your choosing, what would they be? I guess it's easier to limit it to just a few items, otherwise we might wind up with long lists of worthy charities (not that that's bad, but not quite what I'm aiming to ask here).
(1) The obvious use for gobs of money would be to cover medical expenses so that I could quit work NOW instead of 16+ months from now.

(2) I'd like to give Frank a couple of million, so he could retire now and live as he deserves to live. He works so hard. What the heck - - another couple of million for my daughter even though she might be a little young to handle it wisely. (Party!!! )

(3) How about John and Yoko Lennon's condo in Manhattan? That would probably be luxurious as all get-out, and extremely private. But then the last time I was in Manhattan was in 1954, and I don't know if I would like it or not.
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Abandoned missle silo

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A good onsite barber at my beck and call

Oh, and someone to keep my back waxed. Gotta look good for the ladies.

edit: And an army of munchkins and / or oompa loompas

edit2: And a pony.
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I'm trying to send some pictures and not sure this is going to work.
Looks like Florida to me - house paint color, architecture, and trees don't remind me of anything I've ever seen in Minneapolis.

I'd buy Oregon (for the summer months) and Arizona (for the winter).
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So, do you like the house better than the car?
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So, do you like the house better than the car?
I'm not much into either houses or cars. Give me a nice big fruit & vegetable garden instead. Your immediate neighborhood looks much like mine. I haven't seen your car around, so you must not live in Sarasota.
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Santa Barbara Bungalow. Asking price $929,000
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Santa Barbara Bungalow. Asking price $929,000



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73ss454, the car is truly awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us. sigh....now if only this thing had sound so we could hear it cranking up!

Man, but I'd give back most of what you other folks wanted for a ride in that car.
Well, except for the pony, Marquette.
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Thanks for showing me how to post the pictures Sarah.
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A $929K asking price sounds pretty good, actually. But don't forget the 1.25% of sales price for yearly property taxes, though. That'll run you about what, $11,600 if you paid asking.
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10 square miles of beautiful land with fresh water and fertile soil, a good tent, a small cabin and enough eucalyptus to keep all the spiders away.
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Man, but I'd give back most of what you other folks wanted for a ride in that car.
Well, except for the pony, Marquette.
With access to oompah loompah's with lasers and a secret underground lair, I'm thinking we could get you one of those cars... failing that, you can borrow the pony.
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I want one on the beach and and at that (low) price I doubt that it is even close

Also want one at a ski resort. It doesn't have to be big. It doesn't have to be real nice. The important thing is that I have to able to walk out the door step into my skiis and go

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A $929K asking price sounds pretty good, actually. But don't forget the 1.25% of sales price for yearly property taxes, though. That'll run you about what, $11,600 if you paid asking.
Heh, which is about the taxes on a $500k house in much of NJ.
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Heh, which is about the taxes on a $500k house in much of NJ.

Or the $700k house in Florida of course the $700k down the street is paying $1300 in taxes .
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