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October 24th, 2007

One of my girlfriends (OK, it’s Zip) sent me pix of her dream house, which is now my dream house. And I’m not talking Barbie dream house, either, I’m talking real dream house.


I want to have your babies, dream house. Can we hook up?

I’m thinking, have I been in this house before? Yes. It’s Carmela and Tony’s, pretty much. No wonder I feel like I’ve been there before — I have been, every week.

Now I have to go pack. The realtor from the West Side, the one who told me people associate my neighborhood with, what was it? “Crime, prostitution and drugs”? Yes, that was it. She’s been fired. Over voicemail. By guess who? The kids. I let the kids do it. Ha! Just kiddin’. Wouldn’t that have been a good one, though? Damn. I’m going to make them do the dirty work from now on.

“I’ve done enough shitwork for today.” — Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman), in Slapshot

Dude, that’s how I feel every day. We found a new realtor who is from (wait for it…) (wait…) MASON CITY, IOWA!!! Woooooooooooooooooo-hooooooooooooooooooooooo we love you, Mason City! She is just who I needed — extremely calm, professional and from the Midwest.

Unlike me.

And she lived over here for a long while, so she knows my neighborhood.

“This is a great neighborhood, and your street is a great street,” she told me. That was the right answer. So between that, and Mason City? She’s in.

Gotta motor.



  1. Zipdodah says

    Yes, it is MY house. sigh.
    We were going to do the fixer upper right? It’s been 10 years and it’s become a fixer DOWNER. We’ve dealt with:
    Termites, vermin, ants, cracks, leaks, bad wiring, bad plumbing, bad foundation, bad neighbors, the list goes on..bad KARMA. Previous owner was a convict. We do however, have 1/2 acre that is beautiful. My new plan? Split it into 4 lots and run for the hills, streams, meadows…I want to build or buy green green green…..open space, air, light…I would love to have a dishwasher! Okay, now I’m ramblin, but ooohhh dear WM light some candles for I’m headin to the county on Friday…xxxooo

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  2. WackyMommy says

    Candles are lit.

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  3. edj says

    Ok, I love the house, and I’d totally TAKE it if it were an option, but I don’t heart where the fireplace is. Just sayin’. I do LU-UV that front door though.

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  4. Dawn says

    Mason City… I’ve driven through there many times…

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