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My sister and her husband went to Hawaii and they left their dog with my mum. Today I took the dog for a walk for about half an hour. It's a really old dog so we didn't go far and we travelled slowly. I took in details that I wouldn't normally have noticed.
One interesting thing was a house on my mum's block. It was small and looked abandoned. I thought "There's a crappy little house." There were notices posted in the windows. I went closer to check it out. The notices declared that the house had been reposessed due to failure to pay. No tresspassing etc.... Of course I looked in the windows. A sad little house. There was a pile of junk in the carport: a rusty, partially dismantled electric wheelchair, a kid's bike, some pots, a piece of furniture, a spare wheel and other bric-a-brac. It looked as if someone had moved out in a hurry and never came back for the last load. Kind of sad. It strongly echoed the pathetic scenes of abandoned homes in the States. Through the carport, there was a gate leading to a substantial backyard with great old trees. It, too, had a neglected look about it with children's toys half-buried by unmown grass.
Here in my town, this crappy little house won't sit empty and crappy for long.

posted on Dec 11, 2011 1:35 PM ()


It does make you wonder what the story is behind a house like this one. I'll have to take a look when I next visit Mum. PS Tartan enjoys his walks even if he is old and can't go far. Thanks.
comment by islander on Dec 26, 2011 11:16 AM ()
That is sad. I hope the people who lost the house are ok.
comment by kristilyn3 on Dec 12, 2011 5:13 PM ()
Every time I see a house like that I want to buy it and fix it up but DH says no.
comment by nittineedles on Dec 11, 2011 2:13 PM ()
Believe me when I say that it's not just crappy it's a down-right ****** house. A tearer downer rather than a fixer upper. Check it out next time you're here.
reply by nursekim on Dec 11, 2011 8:21 PM ()
We have whole neighborhoods like that here in Las Vegas (Colorado, too), very sad. And they don't sell very fast. You all are lucky for it to be a rare occurrence. Sending a hug to the old dog.
comment by troutbend on Dec 11, 2011 1:47 PM ()
The crappy little house will probably sell for over $200,000.
reply by nursekim on Dec 11, 2011 2:05 PM ()

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