Is there room in the Para/Crypto/Fortean world for a gun-toting, paranoid, bipolar, opinionated bastard? A lonely romantic in search of his lost soul? A knight, Samurai, gunslinger, born in the wrong century? A self-destructive, doom-driven survivor seeking redemption? A heavy drinking gonzo outlaw cryptozoologist whose ego is exceeded only by his libido?
No, there isn't. That's why I'm here...

25 March 2012

Monster Hunting Is Easy, HOUSE Hunting Is Hard!

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been quite busy lately. I posted about getting into the Law Of Attraction (LOA) thing, and it's been quite an experience. I got an unexpected raise, we've had a new source of income open up, and I could go on and on.
My wife and I are currently in the market for a house. Seems simple, right? Find one you like at a price you can agree with and get ready to move. Well, given my particular (and somewhat peculiar) tastes and desires, locating the right house, or even a piece of land to build on, is a bit more complicated. :)
I found one with a great location, on the side of a mountain, on 12 acres of land with a spring-fed pond and a long-ass gated driveway. GREAT location to remain safe from zombies and looters, nice & private, with no close neighbors to complain about the incessant gunfire. Problem? The house itself is t-i-n-y. The wife wants a big kitchen, with marble or granite countertops and lots of room and cabinet space, so this particular stronghold is out. I do agree that the house is too small for our needs despite its great location.
We also looked at another place in the country with 8 acres, and a pool. Again, it was a pretty nice location, but the floorplan wasn't really right for us.(not to mention nearly every room and the garage would have to be repainted).
I've also found some farmsites, with lots of acerage, plenty of privacy, but with small run-down houses.
But, I MAY have found one. This house only has four acres, but it's well back off the road, and the neighbor is somebody I kind of know. I've run into him at a few gun shows, so that's a plus. The house itself was built to be tornado-proof, with tons of steel and concrete in the structure, a bunker-style full basement with its own seperate kitchen, bedrooms, and laundry room. This is in addition to the kitchen, bedrooms, and laundry room on the ground floor. We haven't been out to see it yet other than just driving up the driveway, so I can't really say if it's THE one or not.
I just wanted to let y'all know I haven't forgotten y'all! Don't know when I'll get back to posting (I've even got some ideas for another blog and maybe a book, but that'll have to wait!)
The hunt continues...