Wednesday, March 07, 2012

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE GHOST TOWN ROAD PROPERTY & OFF TO MIKE & PAT’S FOR SUPPER

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CHECKING OUT THE HOUSE & PROPERTY FOR SALE ON GHOST TOWN ROAD AGAIN TODAY
One word describes our morning…"Brrrrrr”!!!!  An icy wind kept us in our winter clothes & shortened our walk.  Warmer days ahead they say:))
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KELLY SEARCHES FOR A PROPERTY LINE FENCE ON THE SEVERED SECTION OF PROPERTY
We’re still working on the (For Sale) Ghost Town Road property & Kelly was able to obtain enough information from the Real Estate company this morning to dig deeper & obtain further info. Between telephone calls to the local County Office & additional searching on the internet she was able to gather the facts about previous owners, property lines, taxes etc.  We probably now have more info than the Real Estate company does about the property.  Here’s the problem in a nutshell.  Original property size was just under an acre but the owner severed nearly half of it making the sale of the house totally impractical.  Both the house property & the severed property are now in foreclosure.  Unless a deal can be reached re-attaching the severed piece of property back to it’s original state & restore the nearly 1 acre, we are not interested in proceeding any further .
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THESE ARE THE SEVERED SECTIONS THAT MUST BE RESTORED TO THE ORIGINAL PROPERTY
The Jeep was needing some gas & I was needing some more Cranberry Juice so after picking that stuff up in Congress we took another drive out Ghost Town Road to look at the house & property for sale again.  If we decide to buy it we will certainly have our work cut out for us when we return in the Fall.  I do welcome the creative challenge of yet another landscape & big clean up project because I am at my best when constructively & creatively engaged:))
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YEP, THE POTENTIAL OF TURNING THIS INTO A REAL FINE PIECE OF PROPERTY IS DEFINITELY HERE
While finishing up the above paragraph this afternoon….our Real Estate guy phoned.  We have a meeting scheduled with him Friday morning at 10:30 in Prescott.  We’ll see what happens………
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AND, IT’S ON A PAVED ROAD TOO
Headed ourselves on over to MIKE & PAT'S place at North Ranch about 4 this afternoon.  Got to meet their good friends Larry & Geri from up around that South Dakota way.  They had owned a very successful RV & Horse camp up there around the town of Custer & are now retired traveling full time in their fifth wheel.
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EVERY TIME MIKE GOT OFF HIS CHAIR IT WAS QUICKLY OCCUPIED
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MIKE’S WORKING ON SOME CAMERA ANGLES
Pat rustled Kelly, Mike & I up some some tasty Buffalo Burgers for supper along with a yummy creamed cauliflower kind of dish with some fancy fixins on top.  Kelly contributed some great baked beans & we all managed to fill ourselves up right proper.  Strawberries & ice cream for dessert & how great is that:))
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MIKE SHOWS ME THE CO’2 TANK HE USES TO AIR UP HIS MOTOR HOMES BIG TIRES
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PAT & MIKE PUTTIN SOME TRIMMINS ON THEIR BISON BURGERS
Pat & Mike are truly a nice couple of caring people.  I don’t seem to warm up as fast to people as I did years ago but Mike & Pat have that warmth about them that makes me feel at ease & comfortable.  Thanks for having us dusty desert dwellers over guys:))
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MIKE & PAT’S HOME ON WHEELS WHILE TRAVELING BETWEEN HOMES IN CONGRESS ARIZONA & CUSTER SOUTH DAKOTA
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PAT & MIKE’S DIGS AT NORTH RANCH
We sure weren’t long in cranking the Jeeps heater up when we left.  The temps had really plummeted & we had a cold clear desert night going on.  Just as we got to the BLM gate we saw the full moon coming out from behind a cloud & watched it slowly rise as we drove through some grazing, but sleepy looking cows to our campsite.  
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KELLY OPENS THE GATE JUST AS THE FULL MOON BEGINS TO EMERGE FROM A LOW CLOUD BANK IN THE EAST
I am happy Chinle over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH has started posting again.  She has a nice easy flowing writing style & I like the way she prioritizes the well being of her animal world.  An outdoors person, Chinle strikes me as an intellectual person packing a great attitude.  She has also authored several books.  And, she just happens to live in one of my favorite scenic States of all, Utah.  To be more specific, southeast Utah.  Maybe, with a little encouragement, we can get Chinle posting on a regular basis again:))
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Noticed we have a couple new Blog Followers today.  BOB FROM ATHENS joins us along with a lady by the name of BARBARA.  They make Blog Followers 454 & 455.  Welcome aboard folks & nice to have you along. 
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TONIGHT’S SUNSET AT NORTH RANCH’S ENTRANCE WAY
GROANER’S CORNER:((  Little Johnny and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother' s house.
Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served.
When little Johnny received his plate, he started eating right away.
"Johnny wait until we say our prayer."
"I don't have to," The boy replied.
"Of course, you do," his mother insisted. "We say a prayer, before eating, at our house."
"That's our house," Johnny explained. "But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook."
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- Tourists see the world, travelers  experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right  now...AL.
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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the encouragement, Al! I tried to make my blog wide like yours, but didn't save the old template (I usually just wing it), so ended up with a new one, and still not wide, but it's OK, as I kind of like it. They don't have the widgets supported for that style, though.

    The house looks like a landscaper's blank slate. You could turn that into a desert paradise, knowing you guys. Hope it all works out.

    And seem like there are some nice folks down there at North Ranch.

    That stick Pheebs has kinda looks like a cigar.

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  2. At almost an acre that could be a sweet place. Hope it works out for you.

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  3. I agree that the property looks like it has great potential. It'll keep you busy for several years if you decide to buy it!

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  4. The Pheebs seems to be 'posing' in front of her potential future home! Good luck you two [and fur babies]; hope this works out for you!

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  5. Good luck with the real estate a perfect way to spend you winters, with a fixer-upper.

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  6. We sure enjoyed having you over,,,,,,Hope you can make the house deal work.... If its ment to be it will be!!
    I could not find that Lake Havachew anywhere....

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  7. Keeping our fingers crossed for you guys! Larry and Geri are the nicest people, we stayed in their RV park once before we ever knew them.

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  8. Best wishes with that unsevering business.

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  9. Well, guys, we'd love to have you as regular Arizona neighbors, even if some distance away. Hope everything goes well for you on this one. Tell Mike and Pat hello for us when you see 'em again. They are nice people; we've been friends for several years now, but hardly ever get to see them.

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  10. I love the house and the saguaro cactus in the front! Wow! This could be a fun project for you guys! As expensive as gas is getting, might be cheaper to buy the house and stay put for a few seasons!

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  11. Question for you - I know how restless you get up north, do you think that would be the case if you settle here in AZ? Or would you still plan on traveling around the state?

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  12. I sure hope you can get that ranch house...what a fun project that would be!!

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