... and ya'll are like "geez, the hippies back"
Been a crazy few years away from this addiction. Damn near lost the house, (don't believe it when the wife says "don't worry, I'll pay the property taxes")
In the middle of selling the place now, and the buyer's inspector says we need a new roof, this bs never ends. I hate realtors ... no offense to anyone here who may be one, I've just been bent over too often. Fortunately the wife's brother, after hearing of her mistake, bailed us out on the taxes. And he grabbed a loan, and purchased the old hotel in the wee little town we're in now. Deal is, we sell the house, pay him off, and buy the hotel. We moved into it in November 2019, and it was freakin miserable.
The place hasn't been a operating motel since the late nineties, but it's still zoned commercial, so if we wanted to rent rooms to hunters, we could. But things need fixing before that happens. It has one main house, 2br / 1bath and a one bedroom / bath / full kitchen cabin. ( I call it Man Cave 2.0 ) And then there is five rental rooms and a mechanical room. It's in the middle of town, main street, at the 4 way,.... which doesn't have a traffic light lol. The town is Tryon, Nebraska. Middle of cattle country (sister in-law owns a ranch) otherwise not much here. oh, and the yearly property taxes,... $120
Health wise the eyesight got amazingly worse one day. Woke up, and the right eye was just blurry light. Now I had cataract surgery on both eyes in 2002, and everything seems great till about 2012, when the left eye started fogging up. With no vision coverage, and one good eye, I said screw it and motored on. Until one morning in Oct, 2019 when I woke up to the blur I had mentioned. Seems the replacement lens in that eye, popped out of the sac it sits in, and was free floating inside my eyeball. (the left eye lens had shifted, so thats why I couldn't see out of that one) It was surreal, I could lie flat on my back, and "see" the lens spinning around in my eye, like a frisbee. Managed to get a loan, and had the bugger fixed that week. The left eye is next on the menu, after the house sells and we have some funds.
So now I'm back collecting for round two. (had to sell off a lot of knives when the crap hit the fan) This time I'm keeping it simple, and probably going to spend more time building / customizing than anything.