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Buy a House. Get a Wife.

The Chinese are always getting into crazy schemes with their crazy business practices. They are trying a “buy a house, get a wife free” business proposition. I think they might get more business if they offer to take your wife when you buy a house.

I love that someone noted, ” the girls on offer are not that attractive.” Sign me up!

Living Like a Refugee

The past two Sundays I have slept on a mattress on the floor at Kyung’s place so I don’t have to make a 2.5 hour drive to Thousand Oaks for an energy assessment survey. Tonight will hopefully be the last night that I have to do this. The scope of this project is just a lot larger than the customer thought.

It hasn’t been all bad. I’ve gotten a glimpse at the obsessive compulsive life that is Kyung’s once again. It’s no wonder he isn’t done with school. He keeps getting interrupted with dirty dishes and counters that need to be wiped down. Actually, there is very little conversing going on between us. We sit on our computers and listen to whatever strange music he has in his iTunes collection. We had a good laugh when Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus” came blasting out of the speakers.

So that has been my life as of late. Other than that, we funded and Escrow is officially closed. We own a new house. I’ll arrange a party. In other life news, check out this video I found online. (SFW if bleeped F bombs and sexual innuendos are acceptable at work).

Moving On Up…to the East Side

I guess because it’s a peninsula, the rest of Palos Verdes is actually further west than where I currently live, even though I’m right along the coast. I digress. My parents just bought a new home. The home is really nothing spectacular to speak of really. My parents liked the view. Since my mom recently retired, she has been spending more time at home, and I think she’s tired of our peekaboo view. She wanted a real view.

The whole transaction happened rather quickly. The house just listed, and my parents saw it Saturday. Sunday their bid was in, and three days later their offer was accepted.

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Overlooking the city.

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My parents weren’t the only ones interested. Also, you can see the plans I have made already.

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View of the ocean over rooftops.

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The view can even be seen from inside the home.

Even though I’m happy that my parents got a great new home, there are some things I am not looking forward to in all this.

1. Moving. I hated moving, even when I was just in an apartment in college. It’s probably going to take me two whole days just to move my fish tanks.

2. Traffic. This house puts me farther away from a freeway. Getting to work in the morning is going to be a pain in the ass.

There is some up side to the new home. There will finally be radio reception and cell phone reception for people using carriers other than Sprint. It won’t take me close to 40 minutes to drive to Michelle’s house even though she is in the next city over. I’ll get a room that won’t have a crack in the window. It’s so damn cold during the winters. Last, but certainly not least, you know I’m going to have a going away party at this house, but try not to mess stuff up. We still have to rent the house to someone.