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Want to move to Maine?

  1. Jun 28, 2010 #1

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    If you can stand the weather, there is a wonderful opportunity next door. A neat modern house with a heated detached 2-car garage-workshop and some outbuildings set on 22 acres of heavily-wooded land. The garden spot is wonderful, and a whole lot more level than mine. The property is listed at nearly $140K, but the owners are stressed to the max and NEED to move so they will accept a lot less. If you are a shrewd negotiator, you could end up with a New Holland tractor-loader rolled into the deal. The old guy's health has declined precipitously, and his wife wants to return to the relative safety of MA, where their sons live.

    Interested? Shoot me a PM and I'll take some pix.

    My wife and I seriously considered buying them out, until they hooked up with a realtor that planted big numbers in their heads in a saturated housing market. (Ack!) We would have had to buy an intervening piece of property in order to efficiently bring out the timber on the back side of the property (I own the only bridge across the stream dividing our plots) and my wife would have had to take over most of the tasks associated with acting as landlords of the property until we got the house and a reasonably-sized lot sold off. With those complications, we passed.
     
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  3. Jun 28, 2010 #2

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    Does your town HS need a Physics Teacher?
     
  4. Jun 28, 2010 #3

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    We don't even have a HS or even a Junior HS. Kids have to go to other towns. The property is in Solon, Me 04979, and you may be able to search a bit and find some openings.

    You'd be within easy striking distance of Bingham, North Anson, Madison, or Skowhegan. the roads are plowed and clear early every day in the winter, so that the pulp trucks and school buses can run before dawn.

    Bordering neighbors (3 of us) have roads and trails running through our properties and we encourage people (including kids) to take full advantage of them. I have always told kids that they have free run of my property, if they will just let me know if there is something they have seen that is "not right". We get along well here.
     
  5. Jun 28, 2010 #4

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    Could you arrange for a husband to be waiting for me when I arrive?
     
  6. Jun 28, 2010 #5

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    Do you have some specific requirements? I'm no miracle worker. I could arrange eager mates, but perhaps not appropriate ones.
     
  7. Jun 28, 2010 #6

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    shoves MIH aside

    Age before beauty!!!

    I caught a Moose! Just ask him! And I had witnesses.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2010 #7

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    I don't believe Evo's moose story. :grumpy:

    Turbo, I just need a husband who can:

    "change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly."

    That's not too much to ask, I think.
     
  9. Jun 28, 2010 #8

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    Y'know, I can do all those things. Except for butcher the hog, I can't do that. Prety much a loner. I act alone all the time. My sonnets are pretty good, and I can cook several things that some have called "tasty-ish." I can't fight efficiently, per se, blood tends to get everywhere, kinda long clean up after... and I don't know about dying gallantly, I thought I'd give it a try one day, but... and I don't do manure often, but if no one else is going to, I guess... and I cooperate all the time! And I've programmed, yes I have, and... not a whole computer... heh heh, just a, you know, a program. on one. I just built a wall, too, just last summer. A pretty good ol' fashioned New England stone wall, five feet high, yup, still standing (just peeked at it). And I've changed diapers too, three kids we've had already, but my wife says that's eno.........s#!t, I'm already married! Sorry.
     
  10. Jun 28, 2010 #9
    If you're looking for a husband, come to NJ. I'm a husband, a good one. They will cross the deepest ocean for you, cross the widest desert, climb the highest mountain. But will they get up from the easy chair to bring you a cup of coffee?
     
  11. Jun 28, 2010 #10

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    :frown:

    That's our lot in life MIH. The good men are either taken or dead.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2010 #11
    I must be dead, cuz I ain't taken.
     
  13. Jun 29, 2010 #12

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    There might've been some left alive if they didn't have to die gallantly :frown:
     
  14. Jun 29, 2010 #13

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    If I moved to Maine, I would be single real fast. :tongue:
    Good luck on your search turbo. Hope you find some good neighbors!
     
  15. Jun 29, 2010 #14

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    Thanks.

    I'd like to find someone who will garden organically, if possible. The neighbor on the far side of the property already does, and we're not too keen on folks that rely on Sevin, Roundup, etc, when there are natural solutions available. We all have wells out here, and it's infuriating to have people carelessly spraying chemicals around so that the run-off can contaminate our groundwater and the stream down back.

    For anybody that loves birds and wildlife, this area is great. We're not over-run with deer like suburban areas that restrict hunting, which is great for the viability of the gardens. Luckily, the fisher population is making a bit of a rebound, so they can help keep the rabbits and groundhogs under control when their favorite food (porcupine) is running low. I have broad-winged hawks nesting on my property, and they make a pretty good dent in the mourning dove population before their chicks are fledged and need LOTS of food to grow.
     
  16. Jun 29, 2010 #15

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    I'm glad my wife left off the last requirement on the list.

    I have never set a bone, but I'll make up for it by letting you know that a friend and I spent all our free time one summer building himself and his new bride a house. Out of field-stone and mortar. Not a skill that's much in demand these days, but we were young, strong, and bull-headed, and that was enough.
     
  17. Jun 29, 2010 #16
    I'd like to go camping in Acadia National Park one day.
     
  18. Jun 29, 2010 #17

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    I think you would have better luck if you didn't start with the diapers and end with the dying. I'm just sayin'.
     
  19. Jun 29, 2010 #18
    It comes with the territory. Half of all marriages in America end in divorce. And the other half end in death.
     
  20. Jun 29, 2010 #19

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    $140k for all that?

    I'm living in the wrong country.
     
  21. Jun 29, 2010 #20
    140K is beautifully low! If I had a reason to move to Maine, I would do that in a heartbeat. Heck we just bought our house for 130K inside a city.
     
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