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Just a small town dinghy thrower January 31, 2008

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"And this is where you can throw your dinghy in". Thats what the real estate woman said to me as we stood on the street looking at a house. The she turned and briskly walked down the street with me trotting at her heels.

I've never seen myself as a dinghy thowing type of girl but maybe all those Billy Blanks dvd's are finally starting to pay off.

We arrived at a small creek where apparently I could not only dinghy throw, I could also watch fit men train for dragon boat racing in the nude. I didn't ask why.

I don't always understand our obsession to spend ridiculous amounts of money to have a water view.And  I'm not talking ocean views here, just a narrow creek. And even though there could be naked men there I don't know if thats worth over half a million dollars. Especially when the house we were looking at had a lounge room window that you could reach out of and touch your neighbours hand if they were doing the same. And I'm not talking a stretch – you could still have your elbows bent.

This house buying is very tiring. It's a bit like that Paul Kelly song "Every Fucking City Looks the Same".  I just can't get excited about looking at another new white bathroom.

There's one house that we really like – we've been back twice. It has the right feel. Pity it's in the ghetto. But hey, we get a balcony with a view of the ghetto. And anyway, in the brochure they describe it as 'urban views'.

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11 Responses to “Just a small town dinghy thrower”

  1. Waterbaby Says:

    house-hunting sounds both arduous and exciting. whatever you do, do not commit to one until mercury's out of retrograde in mid-february!

  2. cat Says:

    yes – it's a funny mixture of excitement and dread. Mid feb – this place might be gone!!

  3. Emjay Says:

    Hey! Don't knock the ghetto till you try it! πŸ™‚ Anyway – where you're looking isn't the "real" ghetto ….

  4. cat Says:

    no – it's just the row of empty shops that have been tagged across the road. I've started reading the local paper – lol, there was a random stabbing and a peeping tom the day we went for the second look.

  5. Red Pen Says:

    "And even though there could be naked men there I don't know if thats worth over half a million dollars." Well, I suppose that depends on the men. πŸ˜‰

  6. cat Says:

    lol – so if it they were young, fit, good looking I should consider it?

  7. Emjay Says:

    Oh – now you are describing my neighbourhood! πŸ™‚ Saw on our local Councilman's site today that 100 shots have been fired since November 1st in our ward. How do they know that?? Well, we have a lot of Gunshot triangulation systems .. gunshot counting

  8. cat Says:

    thats pretty funny – a GTS. Does the councilman think 100 is a reasonable number? Does he tell you how many were successful hits?

  9. Emjay Says:

    LOL – the success rate is not that high really is it? …. He's trying to clean up the area. We have CCTV's and these GTS things everywhere so he wants to know why there aren't more arrests.

  10. Waterbaby Says:

    in which case, if you take it before then, expect headaches, things not to run smoothly, problems and the like.

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