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powwowdancer Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-25-08 10:57 AM
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6. Look a little deeper...
Wow, what a bunch of smug remarks! Not all of us hard hit are lounging in air-conditioned, cathedral- ceiling, hot-tub soaking luxury. True, the pics in this article depict that, but there are TONS of us in rural (a little bit past the suburbs)areas that are struggling to keep costs of living low (that's right, no air-conditioning). We bought in this area because it was cheaper and healthier. Now penalized by rising utility and gas prices and actually being forced into the city. Our homes are worth even less because home equity dissolving on a lower priced home and because of their distance from town, so we are forced to trade down in many ways (elbow room, privacy, from home to apt) My luxury of raising most of my own food is limited in town , as well as sacrificing this little (2 1/2 acres, not all of us are farming for profit) slice of heaven to someone who will probably never love it as I have. There are more of us than you realize out here trying to keep our property, and keep our carbon footprint minimal. We are but simple folks trying to do what's right for our families and for the planet. So... get off your your high-starbucks- guzzling horse and show some sympathy for your fellow man. Lots of us chose to live in the country because we could afford it, lots of us chose it because we couldn't afford to actually own property in town.
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