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I found out a lot more today from our spy, my elderly widow neighbor (biggest gossip in the neighborhood). First, they blame me due to the legal battle over the wall, claiming attorney fees bled them dry. However, there are larger issues here, one of them being that their 15 y/o uninsured "beauty pageant-winning" daughter got impregnated by (and received a nasty STD from) a 30-something y/o carnie (as in a transient carnival worker) named José, whom no one can seem to find, now. I somehow doubt he's in the USA legally. Also, the idiot neighbor bought a new truck (now repo'd) for a new job, which he was fired from within a month because he was chronically late to work, I'm sure he probably blames me for that too. AND his worthless 28 y/o son, who still lives with them, was busted for possession of illegally obtained prescription narcotics, with intent to resell. The whole lot of them are the definition of hillbilly white trash.

I called the accounts manager at their bank, and at first he didn't want to give any info, but eventually said they still have "a few days", but after that they're being evicted, they've been in arrears on their mortgage for over a year now and were served with the notice nearly 2 months ago. Ironically, when his "daddy" left him the house it was 100% paid for, and he took out the mortgage to do some "major" improvements and build an addition, but he never finished any of it (leaving it as a neighborhood eyesore) and spent the money on stupid s***, like an expensive cruise to the Caribbean and a $20k Harley, a supposed "investment" that he left out in the rain for a month and practically ruined. He and his wife have been going crazy trying to sell everything they have to keep from losing the family homestead, including dumping that bike for something like $7,000, but it hasn't been enough.

Now, I'm not entirely heartless, I do feel pity despite the fact they've done nothing but abuse us, however they haven't even tried to ask for any help from me... Not saying I would, but if they apologized for everything and worked to make amends, I'd consider it. My wife would kill me though, she's been celebrating ever since finding out. Then there's the issue that within a year they'd be in exactly the same spot. As my grandfather was fond of saying, "ignorance can often be remedied, but you can't fix stupid". rolleyes.gif
Signed! Kick him out! tongue.gif


Jeebus! You think they'd have twigged to doing their own reality tv show for CMT to pay of their debts. Sounds like their natural's for the glued to the boobtube crowd. How to deinvest a real estate asset 101. I cannot explain why but it actually causes me pain to hear stories like that. Living next to it must have been like watching an animal die slowly from gangrene.

 

Stupidity is it's own reward.

 

The only problem with kicking him out is he'll come back here (actually here now facing assualt charges in TO, go figure). Apparently we have our own hillbilly white trash too. We just turn it into pop star and export it:)

 

 

 

 

How the hell the same country that produced a Niel Young and Gordon Lightfoot could gestate the likes of Beeb...........................................

 

Ah well, maybe he and Rob Ford can join Charlie Sheen on his next tour.:rolleyes:

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Very interesting vacation home. Hmm...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/305-Western-Dr_Santa-Cruz_CA_95060_M22824-08032?row=30
post #5688 of 7629
To your neighbors, I have one thing to say:

Evolution In Action...

And Magick, don't you DARE try to get on your white horse and save them! For the good of the gene pool, please let them fend for themselves. They don't want nor deserve your pity. They haven't hit bottom - and anything you do for them now will not be appreciated. I know I'm a heartless b@stard - but I honestly do not think saving people like this works - it just prolongs the time until they hit bottom and become willing to make real, meaningful changes that will work.
post #5689 of 7629
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Very interesting vacation home. Hmm...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/305-Western-Dr_Santa-Cruz_CA_95060_M22824-08032?row=30


Hmm. Right off the highway, protected to the north by a preserve and park, temptingly close to Monterrey, whats the catch?

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To your neighbors, I have one thing to say:

Evolution In Action...

And Magick, don't you DARE try to get on your white horse and save them! For the good of the gene pool, please let them fend for themselves. They don't want nor deserve your pity. They haven't hit bottom - and anything you do for them now will not be appreciated. I know I'm a heartless b@stard - but I honestly do not think saving people like this works - it just prolongs the time until they hit bottom and become willing to make real, meaningful changes that will work.

I won't. It's a waste of money because they wouldn't learn, handing out money to people with financial issues seldom does, but most importantly, my wife would kick my ass. biggrin.gif

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Hmm. Right off the highway, protected to the north by a preserve and park, temptingly close to Monterrey, whats the catch?

No idea, I left a message with the agent to call me, just for kicks.


Remember the whole thing about some cars should never be restored? This is one of them. They even have a detailed layout of how it received its battle scars, in its documentation. What work has been done on it has only been sympathetic in nature, just keeping it running properly and driveable. Very neat. cool.gif


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Very interesting vacation home. Hmm...

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/305-Western-Dr_Santa-Cruz_CA_95060_M22824-08032?row=30

Northern California is too weird - those folks up there "just ain't right"... Stick to SoCal. Warmer weather and better beaches. Try the Northern San Diego County area - I love it down there - Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas. Or, look at Central California - Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, etc. In either place you can either be on the beach, or on a hill with a view of the beach and only a mile away from the sand, or secluded back in a valley that is still only 10 minutes from the beach.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1947-S-Pacific-St_Oceanside_CA_92054_M11976-80423?row=1

I think your wife might like this one - it's a bit on the, shall we say, "eccentric" side...
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1942-S-Pacific-St_Oceanside_CA_92054_M12070-71441?row=10

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7157-Obelisco-Cir_Carlsbad_CA_92009_M21710-18203?row=10

I think this one might be my favorite, except that it doesn't have a view or any adjoining property - it's a typical SoCal $2M track home... tongue.gif
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6557-Coneflower-Dr_Carlsbad_CA_92011_M17578-89310?row=17
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I won't. It's a waste of money because they wouldn't learn, handing out money to people with financial issues seldom does, but most importantly, my wife would kick my ass. biggrin.gif
No idea, I left a message with the agent to call me, just for kicks.

Remember the whole thing about some cars should never be restored? This is one of them. They even have a detailed layout of how it received its battle scars, in its documentation. What work has been done on it has only been sympathetic in nature, just keeping it running properly and driveable. Very neat. cool.gif



It's more a matter of history than the financial issues itself. If someone who has a lifetime of poor financial management behind them asks, run for the hills. If the person had a good history and made an error or two, consider it. In their case it seems that it's almost genetic bad money management.

 

Really curious on that property. Just seems low for that area and acreage for some reason.

 

Ah THE Testarossa.. Scary money for that and probably worth every penny. Wish Phil Hill had lived to see that.

 

Ferrari, how could you possibly have tried to pass that name on to the 80's abortion you foisted on us?

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This will be interesting. The White House is obligated to respond after 100,000. Be neat if he was kicked out by an act of congress:)

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The Congress can't even wipe it's nose, kicking Bieber out will need a lot more effort on their behalf.
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The Congress can't even wipe it's nose, kicking Bieber out will need a lot more effort on their behalf.

True that. Send in the Marines! :D

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The Congress can't even wipe it's nose, kicking Bieber out will need a lot more effort on their behalf.


Well there you are. Well send you down Rob Ford. Fill him up with booze and crack and he'll fix everything.

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I love this car, really do. Saw one that Seinfeld was driving on "Comedians with coffee selling Acuras", or whatever that show is, and I've fallen in love with the styling of them. I think I need one. redface.gif



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Northern California is too weird - those folks up there "just ain't right"... Stick to SoCal. Warmer weather and better beaches. Try the Northern San Diego County area - I love it down there - Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas. Or, look at Central California - Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, etc. In either place you can either be on the beach, or on a hill with a view of the beach and only a mile away from the sand, or secluded back in a valley that is still only 10 minutes from the beach.

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1947-S-Pacific-St_Oceanside_CA_92054_M11976-80423?row=1

I think your wife might like this one - it's a bit on the, shall we say, "eccentric" side...
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1942-S-Pacific-St_Oceanside_CA_92054_M12070-71441?row=10

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7157-Obelisco-Cir_Carlsbad_CA_92009_M21710-18203?row=10

I think this one might be my favorite, except that it doesn't have a view or any adjoining property - it's a typical SoCal $2M track home... tongue.gif
http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/6557-Coneflower-Dr_Carlsbad_CA_92011_M17578-89310?row=17

I liked the other because it's right off US1, almost literally, and only a few miles from Monterey. Those 2 things together are like car Mecca. Also, $400 per sg/ft isn't horrendously bad for a resort-type area, and it's on a little over an acre of land. We aren't beach people, but a temperate climate would be great, especially during times like this (5F here right now and my joints are killing me).
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I love this car, really do.

 

New collection focus "Car Types Roger Moore Drove".

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I love this car, really do. Saw one that Seinfeld was driving on "Comedians with coffee selling Acuras", or whatever that show is, and I've fallen in love with the styling of them. I think I need one. redface.gif


I liked the other because it's right off US1, almost literally, and only a few miles from Monterey. Those 2 things together are like car Mecca. Also, $400 per sg/ft isn't horrendously bad for a resort-type area, and it's on a little over an acre of land. We aren't beach people, but a temperate climate would be great, especially during times like this (5F here right now and my joints are killing me).


Ah the Jensen:) 1800. Get a 70 or later with the 4 wheel disks and electric overdrive. North American version is probably the best bet on that unless you really want the RHD for some reason. I bought an ES out of a farmers field years ago. Quite liked the car from when they were new so it was a no brainer when I found it. Surprisingly affordable as well.

 

As for the real estate the proximity to Monterey  and having your flank protected from development by the national park and preserve would lure me (If I had 1.2 meg to throw round). The acerage is a bonus. The HWY access is just an "Oh yeah!:D"  Still think thats cheap, but dont really know real estate in that area thesedays. What are taxes like?

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