I wasn't really excited about it when I was first asked but now i'm sofa king stoked! I haven't been camping since 2009, and I don't even care that it's supposed to rain most of the weekend, it's going to be awesome, with fire and squirrels, and wine!
When I told the bf I was going, and asked if he wanted to come his reply was "Why would I want to go live like a homeless person?"
Did I ever tell yall about the time I met a serial killer while camping, like for reals? Although we knew he was bat shit crazy and creepy at the time, we didn't know WHO he was until a couple years later when he was arrested and his photo was on the front page of the paper and we were like "Whoa... isn't that..yeah"
I haven't been camping in so long, I'm not sure if I could do it. Probably if they had showers, but if I'm camping someplace that has showers there is probably a hotel nearby so why no just stay there. I've been thinking about Yosemite though. They have these tents with a foundation you can rent. I did it once before but drunk people get SO LOUD at night in Yosemite.
Have fun camping! Me and a friend are doing a Led Zeppelin tribute band on Friday called Get the Led Out. beer.
You Canadians are freaking me out with your murderers. The more I read about the foot-mailing guy the more and more fucked up that whole thing is. I semi-jokingly posted about it last week, but the more details I read the more horrified I am. Like for real, what's wrong with people.
I haven't really read anything about the foot guy in a while. I know he wasn't connected to that unsolved murder in Florida, but might be to the one in California?
I can't decide if it's creepy or funny that he was so easily caught, for a guy who wrote an essay about how to disappear forever.
And the Green River Killer was a US product.
Last time we went camping we just camped on a logging road, so no toilets, no water. This time, since we are old now, we are going to a swanky provincial campground with flush toilets and yes showers too. However we're still just sleeping on rocks. Those foundation things sound sweet!
The yard is pretty big (for a house in town) just over a quarter acre.
If I don't get that one, I'm going to buy a run down dump in a plantation camp, raise chickens, and put a car up on blocks in the front yard for decoration.
I'm going to see it tomorrow after work. I'll post pics.
Congrat's on the house, Jiggy! I hope you get a good deal on the house. Can't wait to see more pics.
I actually have plans this weekend . . . a friend of ours got us free tickets for the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall tomorrow night. We are meeting him & his wife & daughter there. It should be fun. The weather is absolutely gorgeous, and is supposed to stay this way for awhile, so I am psyched to spend a lot of time outside this weekend.
I'm going to see my father in law but my tea-party lovin', crazy preacher readin', disciple of Glenn Beck brother in law is going to ruin it. Biggest crybaby I've ever seen in my life. Can hardly wait!
Here are some pics from my "Plan B" house. I actually kind of want this one more than the other. This one would give me $1000 more a month in savings†to do repairs over the other house. The principal, interest, insurance and taxes would add up to just under $500 a month. WOOHOO!
It needs a teensy little bit of work but, hey, it has a new roof!
Fear not, that front railing is laying in the yard. It's modular!
A bedroom WITH window treatments! I especially like the bare bulb hanging from the ceiling with the extra outlets. It reminds me of my room back home.
Livingroom just needs some paint.
The bathroom needs a little work but I am keeping the claw foot tub. You can plug your blow dryer right onto the light bulb cord! Brilliant!
Last and least, the kitchen
Duct taping around the sink is the new thing.
There are even some out buildings but they look like this
I can see the ad now: "Charming fixer-upper, perfect for the handiman - comes with an a starter kit of caulking etc. Original rustic kitchen, antique clawfoot tub. Wide, wrap around porch. Garden so expansive it appears as though it is actually growing inside the house."
Vintage plantation 3 bedroom, 1 bath home located at the end of the road in a private setting. Great potential for a handy man. Landscaped with mature trees including avocado, mango, and magnolia. The home has a peek-a-boo ocean view and is walking distance to nearby parks in old Haina Camp village.
As terrible as it looks, we didn't find any rotten or termite damaged wood aside from the porch railings. It isn't eligible for conventional financing, obviously, but the broker I went to see it with said he would give me a loan for it if I want to buy it.
We'd offer 75, I'd put 25 down and then pay the broker 55 back over 3-5 years. That's a lot cheaper than paying 3.5% APR for 30 years, for sure.
re: "That's a lot cheaper than paying 3.5% APR for 30 years, for sure"
I could go to the dump and gather up some plywood for you, throw a couple of extension cords and lightbulbs into the pile, and I would even add a super dirty stuffed animal of your choosing with a missing eye...
Can't you call that place Plan B? There's got to be something else out there!