You guys who live in the country don't know how good you have it

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  1. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    Got woken up this morning by a crew jackhammering directly across the street. Didn't stop for another hour and a half. Fuckkkkkkk....

    They're sweeping the area now.. probably gearing up for more cuts.

    I can't wait until I can move out of this fucking city and into a country house with no neighbors in sight!
     
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    so...getcher butt outta bed and go...

    [video=youtube;1qtmLvNV3zs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qtmLvNV3zs[/video]
     
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    the place where I grew up was isolated like like The Shining in the winter. i can never get enough peace and quiet
     
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    Walum Lake?
     
  5. Billy Brown

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    Waaaaaahhhhh
     
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    It is nice
     
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    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    Yeah, I grew up in the Berkshires on 16 acres of private, undeveloped woods. No neighbors in sight. Had to go down the hill to see one neighbor, down the street and to the left to see the other nearest neighbor. But noooOOOoooo I had to move to the big city when I was 18, lol. I'm 40 now and done with this place. Done!!!

    I could sublet my apartment for about $1,800 a month to help pay for living expenses elsewhere but that would mean living off my savings as well and finding another job in the country... and add up new expenses like a car, etc... but so tempting...
     
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    Dainty you're in NYC and isn't your rent like $175 a month? You're not moving anywhere.
     
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    SE Mass
     
  10. Dainty Jainty

    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    Housing is about $800/month. Yeah, I know....

    My boyfriend and I dream of our country house every day.
     
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    With this economy you should be able to find some deals. However farmland in California is still pricy.
     
  12. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I know exactly how good I have it. I have never lived in a downtown area because I know I'd hate it but I've lived in nicer city neighborhoods and that was close enough for me. I have 5 1/4 acres with neighboring houses about 300' away......close enough to be "neighborly" but not too close to invade my little bit of paradise. I'd love more property but for now I'll survive.
     
  13. newcastlefan

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    i guess it depends on where in the city you live. i've lived in the country and it was living in a cemetary. i ran back to the city. give me the noise and crowds any day; there will be plenty of time for the quiet when i'm dead.
     
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    I've owned 5 homes. My current one is the first one that is surrounded by neighbors. It's driving me crazy. We are looking now but to find decent lots/homes on an acre or more, you have to go pretty far out. Then you have to eliminate the neighborhoods with cars parked in the yard and golf courses. We've also found neighborhoods with airplane hangers at each home. One neighborhood had a little lake that was made for ski jumping. It was not very wide but fairly long.
     
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    there is a blue jay in the tree outside my window right now, screaming like a motherfucker
     
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    Yeah, you have to find at least two acres in order to maintain sanity (if a peaceful home life is what you're looking for). The neighborhood with the lake sounds good but sound travels FAR and loudly over still water so you'll hear shenanigans amplified.

    We've been looking at more isolated spots in New Hampshire and Vermont. I'm a Northeast/New England gal at heart so would want to stay up north in a country setting.

    This is the first day in a week I've been able to have the windows open because the oppressive heat and humidity before prevented that so all the sounds are getting to me today (yet the jackhammering was when the windows were closed and the AC was on).

    Oh, and a street sweeper just rolled by as I was typing this.

    [video=youtube;6kSmLysG9bU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kSmLysG9bU&feature=relmfu[/video]
     
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    gwartney Unafilliated Gold

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    I'd move to New England in a second if I could talk my wife into in. Beautiful country.
     
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    Dainty Jainty New Member

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    I try to make my home cozy so I have a bunch of plants. Here are a few snaps:

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    I'm so lucky the tree outside my window hides me from view from the street!

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    However, they're now building a 15-story luxury hotel across the street where I used to ONLY SEE SKY above the five story buildings. I only have two windows this side of the apartment so give me a break! They're taking away my sky!!!!

    Here's the building now under construction, 7 stories in:

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  19. Mack

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    The wife and I are currently at odds over purchasing in town or purchasing acreage and I fear I'm gonna lose on this one. :mad:
     
  20. Mack

    Mack Well-Known Member

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    I fap to your Jade plant. :mjerk: