Wednesday, January 28, 2009
3 years ago this week
3 years ago this week our house in New Hampshire got the offer and we finalized our move to Ithaca.
We had been in this cute little grey house for over ten years, but the property tax bill quadrupled to 8000 dollars a year, the missus lost her job and there was some kind of crazy drug dealer up the street. TIME TO GO. We listed just before Christmas 2005, had many customers, and got the offer January 31, 2006. Everything was FAST in the gogo days of the real estate boom in New England. The guy wanted to close in 4 weeks, February 28, and we did, and packed our uhaul and 3 dogs and 2 cats and drove off....I think the real estate boom ended the day after we sold that house. We still own all the woods across the street from our old house, and it is beautiful, and you can contact me if you wanna buy 3 beautiful wooded house lots in New Hampshire up the street from a pretty lake and a crazy drug dealer (you kinda figure that dude has finished the job of burning down his house--yes, they almost managed it once, maybe it is a meth lab--either that or he is dead or in jail----the most unlikeable person you have ever met which sounds very un-Christian of me, and Denis met him and will agree).
Then we came here. Our money went a lot further here, and we got a much bigger house for less money. We lived in my parents' barn from March 1-31 and have been here now nearly 3 years.
Dang, we are sooooo fortunate.
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 11:20 AM