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What a day

Weather-wise, that is. Mid-January, but yet sunny, with temperatures above freezing. I walked along the beach and out onto the pier. A few more years, and we’ll have palm trees growing there. It will be like Miami beach without the … Continue reading

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Caveat Emptor

We have learned that condos don’t always look the same in person as they are advertised on the internet. So we drove up to look at the one we have placed an offer on. Startlingly, it looks just like it … Continue reading

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Put your money where your mouth is

We had a long-distance walkthrough of the condo we’re considering. For a two-bedroom apartment, it has a large kitchen with gas range (very important to CVH). Based on the dozens of condos that we’ve looked at online, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Movin’ on up?

Another condo came on the market in this lakefront highrise. Sixteen stories up. I think George Jetson used to live there. We arranged for our Realtor to give us a remote tour, but alas, once again, it went under contract … Continue reading

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In real estate, things aren’t always as they appear

The Realtor walked us through the condo we were interested in with her cell phone camera. There were definitely some surprise things that were not featured in the pictures on Redfin. Extra stairs. Odd floors. In any event, the seller … Continue reading

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New Chicago Home?

For the past couple of years, we’ve been seriously considering moving to Chicago. Originally we were going to wait until 2022, but it’s looking like we need to move up that schedule to Spring 2021. We’ve been looking at lots … Continue reading

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Vacation Back East

East Kentucky, that is. We loaded up the Datsun and headed to Carter County, in far eastern Kentucky and Carter Caves Kentucky State Park. Carter County is named for Kentucky State Senator William Grayson Carter. Apparently the neighboring counties got … Continue reading

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T.G.I.F.

Stepping outside early today, I thought “What a beautiful Friday morning!” “Or Monday morning. Or Saturday morning.” And I realized it doesn’t matter much these days.

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Old Man Asks Me “Why Is It More?”

When I was a small tot, I remember going with my mother to the grocery store. She spent $20 each week to feed two adults and a small child. Once I went with a family friend on their shopping trip; … Continue reading

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Quarantine Hair

Months go by without a haircut. I’d like to think I’m starting to look like this: Or even Kurt Russell: But I’m afraid it’s more of a cross between Dracula and Wolverine, minus the sexy: Wearing a hat helps some: … Continue reading

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