I decided to just go for it. I had lived in and adapted to 1949 technology for so long. No outdoor outlets. One outdoor light. One spigot. But now… there was going to be lighting in the attic, lighting in the crawl space, an outlet in the back yard, a outlet in the carport, and an outlet out front for tree lights and car vacuuming. And a spigot out back. A spigot in the garden. There would be a porch light. And low level front yard mood lighting. And tre lighting. On three separate switches. All controlled from my secret vantage point inside the house. And a high wattage security light in the carport that could go on at the flick of a switch. It’s amazing. And I figured out a secret blend of concrete that I’m going to make my driveway with. It’s secret. Only two other people know about the blend. And we’re not allowed to share about it. And there’s kitchen outlets and a fridge outlet. And all the circuits make sense now. Oh I’ve spent like 30,000 working on this for six months. And it was totally worth it. Even if I just gave the house away. Someone would be so stoked. It’s like a ski house in Tahoe, but it’s at the beach. I could never sell it. Only if I could retain my tax basis. But when I retire, my property tax bill here willl be $250 per month. I could live off social security alone and keep biking Emma McCrary every day. There’ll probably be new trails by then too. And make a little dinghy to sail in. And a rowboat for the lake. Retirement is gong to be epic. Like seriously. And I want to be a manager at Burger King. Because I’ll be wise and patient. For the young guys. It’ll be good. And I’ll keep racing the old cabin classic until I win it. All of it. And then the best parts signing the house over to my kids someday…. that is literally what I thought about when I bought it. And I think that’s a good thing… thinking 80 years ahead. It takes away the stress.
It was almost funny. 1949 was my dad birth year. This house had been through World War II, Vietnam, an earthquake. And it was still standing, old wood and roof intact. Minus the driveway.