Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Joys of a 1985 Singlewide

I recently helped my brother purchase a 1985 Fleetwood Singlewide trailer in Victor, WA. Don't know where Victor is at? I didn't either. Its a small town near Belfair, WA. Oh, you don't know where Belfair is at either? Oh. Well its a small town located near the Hood Canal in Mason County.

Anyhow, through the entire singlewide experience, I have come to some revelations. First, a lot of people value land more than a house. In this case, the singlewide is in need of repair (OK, alot of repair), but the land is gorgeous. The 6.3 acres encompasses 2 creeks complete with spawning salmon, large cedar and fir trees, and even a treehouse. How can you put a price to that? Secondly, you can be happy and not rich. The singlewide was not the most expensive home on the block, but I have never seen anyone happier with a home purchase then my brother. Thirdly, if you're going to have neighbors, you might as well be neighbors with Matt Funk. Matt runs a saw mill in his back yard and is the President of the Coulter Creek Water Association. He also has a dog named Johnny Rotten. I mean who can beat that?

In conclusion, a singlewide in Belfair is just as good as a mansion in Bellevue... if the priorities in your life are right.

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