Next I would like to show you a home in Carlsbad, CA that we checked out at an open house yesterday. Many of you know, we are thinking of buying a home, so we check things out from time to time. Here is a picture.
Here is a nice house. No one would be ashamed to live in this home. It is a bit of a fixer upper, note the front window is boarded up, and the flooring has been torn up by the previous owner that was foreclosed on. Anyway, so far it is the most reasonably priced starter home in a nice neighborhood with a great backyard that we have seen since moving to Carlsbad. Don't worry we won't rush into anything.
So here is where this post takes a turn. That first picture, probably none of you doubted me when I said it was a picture of Monticello, a lavish mansion brainchild of Jefferson. Well, it isn't. It is actually a home for sale in Mt. Olive, NC. A good bud, Martin Johnson is living in the area and he is thinking of buying this home apparently. The catch, the asking price for the nearly 5000 square foot Classical Revival home on 3/4 of an acre with a swimming pool in the backyard is $510,000. Our cute fixer upper 1800 square foot home lists for the price on $525,000. Uhm, Martin, mind if I move in?
So make up your own minds, but I have to say, I live in Southern California and I love it. But when I see things like this, I feel like I might be crazy. My first instinct is to either puke, move or surf so I can justify how in the crud I live here. So I am off from work early, I am leaving and I hope sharks don't smell puke, cuz it is 70 degrees outside and all of a sudden I am feeling kind of queezy. See ya,
Here is a Post post script. this is a link to the north carolina home http://www.oldhouses.com/cf
Post pps. surfing was nice. i still stink, but i have a great time.
here is the new sign for my office that Swanny made. nice work buddy. I love it.