Saturday, August 26, 2006

Random eBay find

Being a child of the 80s, I have some vague recollections of the Savings & Loan scandals of the era. What I remember slightly more vividly is the grand mansion just across the lake from my home town. It was huge. It was austentaious. It sat up on the hill, overlooking the lake, and could be seen from the lakeside park and marina. It was built by Jake Butcher. Paid for by his fraudelent banking transactions. I bearly remember Jake Butcher and the way he went down, but I do remember stories about the house. It was a huge monstosity. It sat vacant for year. Its too big for a single family, too poorly designed for use as a B&B or resort, and just an all around useless property. But, as a kid, we all dreamed of what it would be like to live in that home, to run down the hill to the lake, to have all those rooms.

Well, the house is now available on eBay

If only I had a spare million or five laying around. I'd convince Gypsy and her man to come up and we could run a luxurious resort. She'd provide the chef, I'd provide the maintence and fishing lesson man. We could market it as a getaway for Nashville and/or Hollywood stars, since there would be no paparazzi in east Tennessee.

And, for another 2 hours and 19 minutes, K and I will sit here, staring at the lottery ticket, dreaming of what could be.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, the things you dream about while holding that lottery ticket in your hot little hands, eh?

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Gypsy said...

Lancelot would fight K for title of Fishing Lesson Man. Hee!

1:06 PM  

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