Monday, February 8, 2016

It's Happening Everywhere...

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'Perfectly good' Adera Street home draws protest from neighbours who say it will be demolished

I find it rather odd, to destroy what appears to be an incredibly beautiful home...I get that "it's mine, it's my money, I own this property, I can do what I want with it" theory...I live it, basically...but if you then consider what a waste it is, how much space is it going to take in a landfill, yada, yada, yada,...and no I do not consider myself a tree hugger...but I do try to look at the big picture of anything....sometimes ...it takes me a minute longer than some..: )..but I like to try and see around to the other side of it, come full circle if you will. This I just didn't get until I thought...

We really are such a throw away society, and the landfills are filling, rather it is from foreign or domestic...really matters not, does it, or does it? For me, I see it as we have stopped looking for the beauty and the value in what is here, so throw it away, or tear it down, get the newest, biggest, build it bigger! And THAT is to me a major flaw in us...as a  generation, society, humanity???

So for me, I will look upon the  options, objects and people in my life, and find their beauty and purpose and value... and be thankful and appreciative for the beauty and purpose they bring to me. No throw aways', some are meant to pass through, and that's ok too. There is value and beauty in them as well. Neither do I want to fill a landfill on earth, in my heart, or in my mind. So now, looking for a home as we move towards Tennessee, I am strengthened in my perspective on our goals, will stand firm in them and while packing...be very discerning. : P

I am off my soap box, It is sad that this home could be torn down, all of its beauty demolished, just to build something bigger...its such a waste.

3 comments:

hiswiserangel said...

When we bought our property, it had a very old farmhouse on it, more termite than wood, but it was what we could afford and we lived in it until we could afford better. But we didn't just junk it. In our small town we have an all volunteer fire department.

With the blessing of the city council, we donated our house to be used for training for the FD volunteers. They lit the sucker on fire and practiced moving through a fulling engulfed home, putting it out, etc. Burned the fucker to the ground and cleared off the debris. We got to claim a $5000 charitable donation on our taxes and saved us $2500 in demo fees.

Lisa Lane said...

Now that makes perfect sense to me...and of course living within your means!!! Giving the fire department an opportunity, they were probably falling all over themselves to have. That kind of training is invaluable.

But this craziness of excess, and destruction..well I just don't, won't ever grasp it. As a realtor. I walked many homes...and honestly I can only think of 1 that I can see deserving of a tear down or burn out...

I understand structural issues, and the cost surrounding them...but gimme a house pretty project any day...and Ken 10 acres and a pond...heaven I tell ya...heaven, my grandchildren, my sons, parents...a fireplace we can use without waiting for the fun police knocking on the door to ticket us for using, growing our veggies...yeah...I have a dream...

hiswiserangel said...

Amen and pass the spackle.