House Hunting

House hunting… AGAIN

My wife and I have been looking for a new home to rent. The one we live in now is ok, but it has some issues that, over time, cause us grief unnecessarily. The house we are currently renting is elevated due to being in a lower area. When it was built, rather than having the house on stilts or having an open storage area underneath, they back filled. While I would not have … [Read More...]


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