Godstud wrote:Hi @Harley. Great attitude! Happiness is a choice.
I love "wind therapy", as well.
"Live and let live" is what most Liberals do. You aren't as conservative as you think.
Where abouts do you live? I cruise Thailand's roads on my bikes, but I am misplaced Canuck.
I'm getting ready to move my primary residence to New York. I bought the house I grew up in on Long Island (Suffolk County). Best we can tell the house was built in 1858. My Mom and Dad bought it in 1960 for $14,000. The people they sold it to did a ton of renovations and improvements. The biggest thing was that the house never had air conditioning. Well, that was the fist thing the new owners (who are friends of the family) took care of. They knocked down some walls here and there, removed the old gas heating system (central heat and air now) and built a three car garage which, while separate from the main house, has a covered walkway to the house. They put a new roof on the house about five years ago.
The house had 16 rooms when I lived there as a kid, but the renovations brought that down to 14. The place is about 4,400 square feet and has a dock, although I don't have a boat. It used to have only one bathroom, and even then it didn't have that until the early 1900's. My understanding is that there was a two stall outhouse. The house has 3-1/2 bathrooms now. I hardly need a house so big (I'm divorced an my daughter is grown), but I'm eager to get up there and see what I can do with the place.
Suffice it to say, I paid a tad more for the place than my parents did, but the place is grand (and haunted as Hell!) The owners wanted to sell and they gave me the right to fist refusal. I never figured I would move back, but this was difficult to pass up. Mom hasn't been in the house since 1996. I can't wait for her first visit.
I have a small 3br/2ba house here in Merritt Island, Florida that I'll keep. I bought it when I was 22; It's been paid off for years. This will be my "winter home" when me and all he other "snow birds" come south in November!