Funny about Money

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. ―Edmund Burke

w00t! Weed Arboretum is no more!

Dave’s Foreclosed Used Car Lot, Marina, and Weed Arboretum has been transformed into a house!Suddenly it looks like a structure that normal people might actually live in! From the outside, anyway.

The new owner, the one who plans to give it away at a fire-sale price, has set whole crews of junk dealers and laborers to work over there. It’s taken them four days of hauling, but they’ve worked a small miracle. When I got home from work this evening, a whole new dwelling stood across the street: the weed haystack had disappeared from the driveway, the remaining Field of Weeds filling the front and side yards was gone, the dead plants in front were pulled out and the desert landscaping cleaned up and repaired.

That’s before they’ve even painted the place!

It gets more amazing: La Maya was over there this morning chatting with the proprietor. Turns out she and her partner are thinking about buying the place and renting it to a relative, a very sweet young woman who would make a terrific neighbor. If it has to be a rental, that would be perfect: I know where the landladies live.

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  1. Been reading for a bit, first time commenting. Hi! Went to/worked for GDU for 2 years before throwing up my hands and moving back to WI 🙂

    My mom’s best friend and her partner did this with a house across the street from them and it has worked quite well. It’s not a fabulous income stream but it was great for the neighborhood. They did have to track down the “land(slum)lord” who purchased it initially and that took some effort, so getting into friendly hands quickly would be ideal.

  2. I’m hoping La Maya and her partner will grab it. But also have mentioned it to my associate editor, who is making her escape from a marriage — wouldn’t at all mind having her across the street, either! 🙂

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