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The Mad Monk
25-03-2008, 17:35:27
I just signed thirty years of my life away!

I have so much work to do on EVERYTHING!!!

OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?!?!?!? :cry:



It's a little white house with a little white shop building, a little pond, a little fishing pier, little stretch of woods, a little hayfield, and a couple really big trees on nine acres in Leavenworth County, Kansas, just a little outside Kansas City.

While walking around the property, I discovered a five gallon pail filled with rainwater and decaying leaves, so I kicked it over.


I'll post photos when I can.




P.S. :bounce:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-03-2008, 18:11:20
"It's a little white house"

Hello little President!

Vincent
25-03-2008, 18:49:51
I thought he was getting a divorce

self biased
25-03-2008, 19:24:29
i was hoping he was dead.

Vincent
25-03-2008, 20:07:53
that's what I hope now

Lazarus and the Gimp
25-03-2008, 22:37:20
Originally posted by The Mad Monk

While walking around the property, I discovered a five gallon pail filled with rainwater and decaying leaves, so I kicked it over.


I'll post photos when I can.




With a build-up like that, I expect nothing less than a decomposing human head falling out.

DaShi
25-03-2008, 22:46:44
Sounds great, except for the Kansas part.

Greg W
26-03-2008, 01:21:29
Congo Rats to you too. :beer:

Sounds like a great property, I am jealous. :(

Shining1
26-03-2008, 03:35:29
This... being about the worst time in the history of the united states to actually be *buying* property? =/

No longer Trippin
26-03-2008, 07:53:36
Congrats. Have fun fixing everything and fishing off that pier.

Shining: There are plenty of deals to be had if you know where to look. Government foreclosure sales are a great place to start looking in some of the hotter markets if your stuck living in one. I wouldn't buy a house to flip from one at this time, but I'd possibly buy one to live in. If he didn't buy property he can't afford he should be fine long as the loan wasn't an ARM. Even then, that problem can be fixed. Leavenworth, Kansas doesn't exactly sound like a hot place to live for most. Contrary to media reports, there are plenty places in the US that aren't experiencing the pains places like SoCal which had a huge bubble to burst. As usual, what is seen on TV is not the reality.

Funko
26-03-2008, 09:12:10
Congratulations! :beer:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-03-2008, 09:26:02
Farmland will become more valuable.

Tizzy
26-03-2008, 09:27:02
:beer:

zmama
26-03-2008, 09:37:59
Poor fella, bought the farm and kicked the bucket

MDA
26-03-2008, 10:41:46
:beer: Sounds great to me.

Shining1
26-03-2008, 11:41:21
Trip: I'm sure TMM knows what he's doing.

I get worried for anyone buying up at this time, however - RL acquaintance starting down the barrel of a 20% devaulation over the next few years for buying into a bubble.

Also, I totally missed the kick the bucket reference in the buying the farm story. That was really good. =)

MDA
26-03-2008, 13:09:27
15% of our house is an ARM :(

not a problem, but not a happy thing either

Funko
26-03-2008, 14:13:01
2 ARMS 30%, 2 LEGS 40%, TORSO 20% HEAD 10%?

Venom
26-03-2008, 14:27:47
PS I don't think anyone would ever sign a 30 year ARM.

MDA
26-03-2008, 18:00:41
People were signing some ridiculous stuff a couple years ago. Now, I bet not.

The Mad Monk
26-03-2008, 19:15:13
Thanks!

The bubble popping was my friend. ;) It first listed at 250, I bought it for 195 -- fixed mortgage, of course. :)

The Mad Monk
26-03-2008, 19:17:14
The house from the road.

The Mad Monk
26-03-2008, 19:20:34
Closer up,

The Mad Monk
26-03-2008, 19:22:37
The view out the back.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-03-2008, 19:30:01
strange house, boring countryside

Did it really have to be Kansas?

Vincent
26-03-2008, 19:30:54
Well, he'll move to Oz in no time soon ...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-03-2008, 19:38:03
On a bus?

The Mad Monk
26-03-2008, 19:38:04
Strange? It's a modified Cape Cod.

Venom
26-03-2008, 19:41:16
9 acres is pretty good.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-03-2008, 20:11:49
I modified fish hat?

Shining1
27-03-2008, 01:26:57
That is the most American thing I think I have ever seen. =)

Grats! :beer:

Greg W
27-03-2008, 03:17:02
Funny thing is I have a friend that lives in... er.. Wichita from memory. On a small acreage like yours. :nervous:

Funko
27-03-2008, 09:26:35
Looks great. :beer: How far from civilization are you?

chagarra
27-03-2008, 09:54:37
Strange..... I keep looking for the shiny red shoes.. :lol:

Funko
27-03-2008, 10:12:11
When the Funko Venom movie productions kick into action we could well want to book that as a horror location.

MDA
27-03-2008, 11:52:03
Originally posted by chagarra
Strange..... I keep looking for the shiny red shoes.. :lol:

Huge photoshop opportunity missed! :lol:

Shining1
27-03-2008, 13:03:08
Photo #2 is Zork incarnate.

The Mad Monk
27-03-2008, 15:24:16
Originally posted by Funko
Looks great. :beer: How far from civilization are you?

I'm only 23 minutes from work, and thanks to the Kansas City growth boom, much closer than that for shopping and entertainment.

The Mad Monk
27-03-2008, 15:25:15
Originally posted by Shining1
Photo #2 is Zork incarnate.

Damn. THAT'S why I've been so nervous about leaving the lights off...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
27-03-2008, 15:29:52
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
I'm only 23 minutes from work, and thanks to the Kansas City growth boom, much closer than that for shopping and entertainment.

So you'll be suburbia soon.

Lurker the Second
27-03-2008, 15:39:36
Then he can sell the property to developers for 10x the purchase price and move somewhere else.

Best part about all that land is you now have a good reason to buy a tractor.

Resource Consumer
27-03-2008, 16:17:55
Little House on The Prairie, anyone!

Cruddy
27-03-2008, 16:19:28
Leavenworth... handy for the MCC?

MDA
27-03-2008, 18:50:49
There's a potential trip to Bayer-Shawnee in my work's future, but I probably won't be going. Otherwise I'd take the time to TP your house.

The Mad Monk
28-03-2008, 05:43:33
Too bad, KC's got a lot of fantastic restaurants, among other things. It's one one of those great cities nobody ever hears about.

For a time I drove past the Bayer campus nearly every day. Not a bad looking place.

MoSe
28-03-2008, 11:37:18
a pond!

that pond badly needs a bridge!



dutch!

underwater!




BTW.... Leavenworth?????
Isn't that where the main military jail is?????
:nervous:

MDA
28-03-2008, 12:00:38
Its just north of MM's place. :D

MDA
28-03-2008, 12:01:55
actually, just north of where google put me when I typed in Leavenworth KS

The Mad Monk
28-03-2008, 15:20:56
The city is fairly well north of me, I'm situated near the Wyandotte county line. Good thing, too, since the army base is a crime magnet.

self biased
28-03-2008, 16:54:52
wow. you must have purchased in a real low-rent district; there's compression artifacts all over the place! couldn't you afford somewhere that's had its reality fully installed first?

The Mad Monk
28-03-2008, 16:58:10
Have you noticed the limits on attachments here? :hmm:

Better versions may be found on Poly.

self biased
28-03-2008, 17:06:18
http://www.photobucket.com it's free, and you get up to 800 x 600 for each image.

No longer Trippin
29-03-2008, 06:33:39
Don't look at it as signing 30 years of your life away. Look at it as giving 30 years of your life meaning.

The Mad Monk
29-03-2008, 17:39:49
Give my life meaning? I just wanted a bigger sandbox to play in. :)

MoSe
31-03-2008, 08:51:52
are you sandbox trained?

MDA
01-04-2008, 11:13:13
You survived the storm ok, I hope?

The Mad Monk
01-04-2008, 15:00:56
I'm still here. :)