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May 18, 2008
The first house on the six-house tour was a nice subdivision home. It was clearly occupied. Toys in the yard. They were in trouble with the bank, as so many of the homes are. There was an inexplicable hole in the top of the kitchen island. Three bunks in one of the bedrooms. I remember thinking, “Oh, I can’t throw these kids out of their home.” The price was low. The place was beat up in strange ways, but it was set in the middle of subdivision land, and had a sun-baked and crowded subdivision feel. Not the right place.