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I just bought a 2 bedroom house in W. NC mtns with 5 acre garden spot. Told wife I feel like I am on the Titanic but just bought a ticket on a rickety helicopter that is idling on the poop deck. Plan to finance a second mortgage on it and keep making payment on the house in the city. Can keep this up as long as economy is good, i am a programmer so i hope to be employed. Will move to mtn house as SHTF. What are your thoughts on this?
-- I (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998
Half-assed solutions bring half-assed results. You are trying to have your cake and eat it too. A lot of people are doing that, and they are going to be sorry later.
I wish you well, but in my opinion, trying to keep one foot in both worlds is like having one foot on a banana peel and the other in the grave.
Few are willing to make a difficult commitment to getting out of Dodge.
-- Paul Milne (email@example.com), December 13, 1998.
Who's saying we should LEAVE dodge?
I say, stay in town. Bring a big gun. Blow the scum away.
-- Diane J. Squire (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1998.
The economy is about to head south. Suggest you have the courage of your convictions. If you stay, make sure you can leave on 6 hours notice maximum. (and don't count on EVER returning)
-- RD. ->H (email@example.com), December 13, 1998.
it sounds like you have a nice vacation home. but i would have opted for something very modest with NO mortgage, if at all possible.
-- Jocelyne Slough (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1998.
Jocelyne, it's the local troll, posting from under the bridge again.
-- Diane J. Squire (email@example.com), December 14, 1998.