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  •  Jay Elias (2+ / 0-)
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    I remember hearing a story years ago, probably on NPR, about a man describing his tour of Graceland and how tasetless Elvis was and the weird way he decorated. And the guy's wife said, come on. If you had that kind of money, you'd be just as bad in your way.

    And with me, it's true. I'd build a house that looked like a haunted mansion, complete with specially trained spiders to keep cobwebs in the corners.

    And secret passages. And I'd import the finest ghosts to haunt the place.

    We can but try. Sherlock Holmes.

    by Carnacki on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:47:08 PM PDT

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    •  You put the spiders in there... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...and I assure you I ain't coming to visit.

      Which is probably a net gain for you, so I can dig your plans there.

      Oh, and my house, if I had that money, would also feature secret passeges.  That's just the coolest indulgence ever.  That, and an air hockey room.

      The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

      by Jay Elias on Fri Aug 18, 2006 at 01:56:17 PM PDT

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    •  You're great Carnacki (1+ / 0-)
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      Always (well, often) good for a laugh.

      My focus would be alternative energy, from the POV of national policy.  But if I could hold back a wee bit for personal priorities, I'd probably buy up lands at risk for various reasons, and put people to work on restoration projects.  Around my home (because some would have to be here, so I could see it), buy up more land and do a combination of riparian restoration and tree-planting projects, and native plants revegetation.  And a hybrid car.

      My house?  Solar well pump, big cistern, net metering, greenhouse, workshop, stonework, a few strategic fences for windbreaks and privacy, more tree planting, maybe a pond, streamside gazebo.  All with some nifty crafts details to keep some local craftsmen working, and probably education components related to it all.

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