Well Liz and I went up to New Paltz to check things out. The rent there is CRAZY. Before we went up we sat down and did some math and figured a mortgage might be the same as rent if not cheaper. So we went house shopping. We looked at about 15 houses in two days!!! My brain was pretty much shot. I am still mentally cataloging the good, the bad and the ugly (This one has bullet holes through the window, this one has a foot of water in the basement, this one needs a new roof, that one doesn't have AC, etc etc etc) Near the end we found the almost perfect house. The only bad part is that it doesn't really have room for a studio.
I gotta say thanks again to Myra and Ken for having us at their place. I know having house guests is a huge pain in the ass. FYI - Ken makes some mind blowing coffee and Myra prepares some tasty meat. I feel like I have been living in a coffee cave all of this time. I think we went to at least four coffee shops in New Paltz and they were all incredible! Richmond needs to get off its ass.
Well So far so good. I am freaking out about all the work I have to do in the next three months to make all of this happen. I have a bunch of repairs to do to both places here before we can rent or sell them. I gotta finish a few things up at VCU, prepare a few things for New Paltz and sell then buy a freaking house. whew. Until then here are some photos of what we are calling "THE house". Check out the awesome checkered porch Cross your fingers. -Out
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