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Den hunting, day 4:

Whines and I got to tour what may be our future home a few minutes ago. The outside was...kind of scary, like I said, but the inside? A pleasant surprise. There was some garbage "in storage" in the garage, and the entire place had a moderate, but not terrible, "there's lots of dogs here" smell. It's not well-maintained, but it's not in terrible shape.

We made an offer on it. If it goes through, we'll be paying less rent than we are at Chukar Circle...though we'll have to sink something on the order of $5000 a year on repairs and stuff for a few years. And eventually, the back of the house is "settling" a bit, which is going to be a big scary repair.

The bedrooms are spacious, and there are four of them. Each one of them is at least the size of our master bedroom at Chukar (our current house is a bit "cozy," shall we say), and the ground floor is one sprawling wrap-around living area with a mid-sized kitchen--smaller than I'd like, but on a par with what we've got, since it's got more cabinet space. Crappy stove, though, but that's a temporary thing.

Potential drama, though--eventually, I'm going to have to evict a single mom with multiple kids :( Then I'll call in the pagans to help me exorcise the place.

*crosses fingers*


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Aug. 20th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
heh heh well, that's a far braver decision than I ever would have made.
Hell, I'd be too scared even to visit the place.
Aug. 20th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hee hee...I'm hoping that the combined presence of Nightfolf, Whines and myself, we can push the neighborhood percentage of gay *finally* to 1%. Yay! I'm not totally thrilled with the neighborhood, but the culdesac we're looking at is pretty good working-class.

My hope is that in a year, we'll have a nice house in a rapidly improving neighborhood, at a pretty good entry-level price. But...it's a bit of a gamble.
Aug. 20th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Well, then be sure to lemme know in a couple years if it's safe to visit *wink*
Aug. 20th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, bftph. I just have to make baked mead chicken with shallots, I'm pretty sure I can tempt you down.
Aug. 20th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
*snicker* Not if the wager is me getting shot or something. *snicker*
Aug. 20th, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there are parts that are scary--but on this particular culdesac, there's only one scary house, and it's the one we're working on. I hope we *can* get you to come and visit, I wanted you to help me figure out what color to paint the walls!
Aug. 20th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Any color other than dog pee brown :) :) :)
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Aug. 24th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
I did see the thread. I think that you're correct to have brought up the point, though I'm not in favor of having a community policy against language that can be interpreted as hurtful--it's really hard to have a humor-based group and restrict words and concepts that might cause harm and offense to a group of people. I'm not sure what the balance is.

However, I'm sorry that the thread spiralled out of the realm of the civil. That's painful and juvenile, and unfortunately common on the internet. It's also very easy to feed trolls, by correcting them or trying to dialogue with them. I can put up a "play nice" message--occasionally I do--but I'm not in favor of censorship, self-censorship or otherwise.

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