My Strange House-How did I ever live there?

@ramapo17 (23300)
Melbourne, Florida
December 11, 2017 11:24pm CST
Many years ago my husband and I bought a townhouse that was being built. We thought it was going to be finished a certain date and the bad weather held up some of the things that needed to get done. We could not get the certificate of occupancy and we had to get out of our house as it was sold and the closing was scheduled. We were living in one state and moving to another so the only thing we could do until the new place was finished was rent a place to live month to month. It wasn't easy as we had two large dogs and 3 cats. We did find a place to rent and it was way out in the sticks. It was on a old unused basketball camp. It was very secluded which we liked with all the animals. We didn't check it out thoroughly, we were just happy to find something. What could go wrong? As it turned out, being it was a basketball camp at one time, everything was very high. I couldn't even see in the bathroom mirror and I was not short at the time. It was old and did have some strange things. The clothes dryer was outside on a porch. Luckily we were only there less than 6 months and we did last and so did the animals.
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@JudyEv (121003)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Dec
I thought you were going to say it was haunted.
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Dec
I wouldn't be surprised as it was way in the woods. I was always nervous in that place. At least I had 2 huge dogs that would protect us.
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@JESSY3236 (6250)
• United States
12 Dec
I'm short so I wouldn't like to have a mirror I couldn't see out of.
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@LadyDuck (151863)
• Switzerland
12 Dec
Not a nice living, at least it did not last for very long time. Did you need a step (like kids) to wash your teeth?
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Dec
No, I was tall then.
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@LadyDuck (151863)
• Switzerland
13 Dec
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Dec
@LadyDuck I like your new avatar.
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
12 Dec
We moved into a house with four small children...it had no kitchen. The new kitchen was built shoe we were living there... Once the kitchen was added it was a great house...but meanwhile.....
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Dec
That had to be rough. Did you cook on a hot plate?
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
13 Dec
@ramapo17 no, we set the stove in the dining room while the work was being done. Dishes were washed on the table and the water dumped in the toilet...an old dresser was my only cupboard and we had a lot of boxes sitting around.
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
15 Dec
@Morleyhunt It is amazing how we can figure ways to fit the problems we get.
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@Courtlynn (64283)
• United States
12 Dec
Oh man. Well I'm glad you made it through that and eventually left to a home
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
12 Dec
Yes thankfully. When we have pets it is hard to find a place to live and especially 2 big dogs and 3 cats.
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@Courtlynn (64283)
• United States
12 Dec
@ramapo17 oh yes.
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@moffittjc (42069)
• Gainesville, Florida
15 Dec
Did the place come with a gymnasium? That would have been cool to have your very own basketball court!
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Dec
It did have a basketball court but it was all vacant as we were the only ones living there at the time. There were a few houses there to but no one was there. I was glad as I didn't worry about my dogs running loose. My one dog was very, very big.
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@Ganma7 (2836)
13 Dec
Not easy sometimes in between permanent moves. Been there not fun
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Dec
It is awful. One time we had all our things in a storage unit as we were staying with other family members.
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@hereandthere (29679)
• Philippines
12 Dec
there is a spa i go to for my massage that is the opposite. the mirror in the toilet was small and low and i can only see my chin. i bet the guys only see their chest.
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
13 Dec
That is funny.
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@shivamani10 (11233)
• Hyderabad, India
12 Dec
ah..ah..very interesting. What are the other strange things?
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
12 Dec
The clothes washer had to be moved across the kitchen and hooked up to the kitchen sink every time we need it. The bathroom sinks were so high and it was rough brushing our teeth as the sink was right under my chin.
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@toniganzon (49186)
• Philippines
13 Dec
That was an odd place to live indeed but glad you didn't stay that long.
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@sol_cee (14386)
• Japan
12 Dec
Strange things didn’t mean horror-like strange, right?
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@Susan2015 (20419)
• United States
14 Dec
At least you all made it through that.
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@ramapo17 (23300)
• Melbourne, Florida
16 Dec
@Susan2015, yes we did make it through and it seems like so many years ago.
@porwest (4028)
• United States
22 Apr
lol. Yeah, that would definitely be a strange place to live. I suppose it was better and cheaper than staying in even an extended stay hotel for six months.
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• United States
15 Dec
Guess you had to have a step stool or two handy! I would like for my dryer to be on the porch in the summer months. It gets too hot when you run it inside in the summertime. But, then again, I hope to have a clothesline in place by the spring so I can hang the clothes out to dry.
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@dgobucks226 (11493)
17 Dec
Ahh... The wonder of Country living! Gee, I am perplexed as to everything being so high???? Were the occupiers tall people