Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Testing the Waters

Spending the day watching videos on home loans, interest and such.  Starting here:

This is spurred by the Bates Ave address getting an update online.  Essentially someone got smart and added a picture to what the place actually looks like!

I also discovered that this place is just blocks from where I used to live BEFORE my current home.  So I already know the neighborhood.  (I think.)  I haven't actually been able to find my old street on google maps.  The neighborhood has been gentrified a little, but I doubt the old home was torn down.

The other part spurring the renewed interest is the nice little shack already on the land.  I doubt it's live-in ready.  But then I've half convinced myself that craigslist will be my friend.  Truthfully, the shack most likely has to be torn down.  

Aren't dreams grand???  :)

Keep telling myself to just remember it is a dream and only that.  Someday, though.  Someday.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Micro Winery

I'm not sure I would use my mini-home for a winery.  Cheese maybe.  Definitely cheese.  I could see getting a few goats and learning to make a great goat cheese.  Maybe a wine cheese like Drunken Goat.  I loooove this cheese.  Can't afford it often.  Maybe, someday.

In my loving on the videos of mini homes I came across this of the man who made a mini home, a winery, his mother in law's home, and taught his son how to build his own.  It's a nice video to watch.  Enjoy!

Friday, June 20, 2014

I Am Not Alone!

First, this Etsy image by aimeeferre

On a quick trip around the web I found this post by ROUGHDAYONTHEBEACH.  Guess what???  I'm not alone!!!!  Aaaaand: this person is as nuts as I am about foods!!!  So, quoting here:

"This dream is rather young. About an hour and a half young, born this afternoon when we took our first batch of homemade bagels out of the oven. The dream grew roots when shortly thereafter we made a jalapeno popper dip. I hadn't intended for the bagels and dip to go with each other. They were both recipes that were introduced to me this week that I simply wanted to try. But when Robin walked around one corner gnawing on a bagel and I rounded the other corner testing the jalapeno dip, we collided and this creation simutaneously combusted. So did my dream. OK, well I stole that visual from the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup commercial, but this combo is equally as good. (Oh that reminds me - their Easter eggs should be out soon! Yay!)"

I love it!

The other post that had me laughing is this one: (Hint: it's a dream!)  

"Then, as I sat there, he researched all his books like a mad man. No google in this dream, I guess. Finally he was calm and composed and said very quietly that I have "Rolling Eye Syndrome". But given my love for the booze, he'd be unable to prescribe anything for me. He went on to say that maybe if Robin wanted, he'd be able to give her a lil sumpin sumpin for her nerves. Well, that hardly seems fair. WTH??!! If I have the syndrome, I should get the drugs."

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


I have been playing Minecraft for more than 6 months.  Love the survival island skill sets - and use them all the time on super flat seed # -343522682. I am completely and absolutely sure that this more than qualifies me to build my own home shiny new from scratch.

Here's a Minecraft sunrise to enjoy!
 I mean so what if I'm constantly dipping into creative mode.  And that I could respawn every time I die.  (I could.  I just can't bring myself to do so.)  And so what if I'm on rendition # 34 of this seed.  I've got skills!!!!  Working in Minecraft just proves it!

Sure, I forget to do the dishes half the time, I can't take care of my own lawn, and my bedroom is a consummate mess.  Not a problem.  My time in Minecraft proves I have dedication and perseverance against zombies, skeleton things, slime balls, mini-zombies and NPC villagers.  Not to mention the spiders.

And if anything goes wrong in my shiny new hand built home all I have to do is hit the reset button, right?  Right?  Heck, someone should certify me as ready.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I Am In Love!

I am in love with this lot of land up for $6k.

The description reads: 2710 W Bates Ave Vacant Lot is land-locked; only access through north portion of Lot 37. See 2710 W Bates Ave MLS#2474788 for ILC survey on the MLS doc site.  Address is approximate.  

I have this ambitious idea that if I buy the land and contact Lowes to purchase their Arlington Storage Shed.  

Oh, didn't know this was a storage shed, did you?

The rest - such as flooring, insulation, working plumbing, shelves and other cabinetry, can all be found on craigslist for FREE!  I will assemble all together myself.  And it will be perfect!  Afterwards I will meet the man of my dreams and live happily ever after.  

It's a complete and total romance, and an utterly ambitious idea.  As out of reach as buying a home for $5 million dollars.  (You can admit you read that in Dr. Evil's voice.  :)  )  Ah . . . but I do love my romances!

(Is nobody else bothered by the 'address is approximate?')