Everthing is Relative

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Everthing is Relative
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Tue, 08-14-2007 - 9:27am

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy.

2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000?

3) How far will ou drive for really good chocolate? Do have a favorite "brand" name?

4) How many children is too many?

5) How much land is on a "postage stamp" lot?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 9:38am

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy.


Porsche, Ferrari, Hummer (this one's obscene, imo.)


2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000?


I don't think I would want to own a house with more than 2500 sq. ft.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 9:49am

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 10:40am

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy.

I don't know enough about brands but I think vehicles that are more for show than function are over the top.

2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000?

That depends on the number of people living in the house and the amount of income of the people paying the bills. 2000 sq feet would be way too much space for my family and I would never care to clean it, nor will I waste good money on someone else doing it when we are perfectly capable of it. Our house is 1100 sq feet and we use every inch of it. However, if we had more children we would need to consider expanding because the bedrooms are fairly small and we want our children to have their own rooms. Again it comes down to need vs. the desire to show off. I know people who are in the same income bracket as me but they're living way more extravagently.

3) How far will ou drive for really good chocolate? Do have a favorite "brand" name?

We have some really good local chocolate stores within an hour or so, up in PA but I only visit them if I'm already in the neighborhood.

4) How many children is too many?

Depends on the individual circumstances. Generally speaking if a family cannot afford another child without gov't assistance, they have enough. I'm not saying people should never use assistance if they have children, things happen (BTDT). But I know people who plan for more babies knowing they can barely support the ones they have on their income. I also know people who have babies when it is obvious that they really can't handle anymore physically or mentally. Myself, I'd like a couple of more but the reality is I'm not sure I can financially care for them in the way that I want to. The idea of getting back into a daycare bill gives me hives, lol.

5) How much land is on a "postage stamp" lot?

My grandmother's neighborhood has quite a few yards that would fit that description. I'm not sure how much land but it isn't much and it is usually to the front or back. To the sides there is very little room and you can see in your neighbor's windows if you're not careful.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 12:15pm

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy.

Jaguar, Hummer (over the top in gas guzzling and road destructio as well as price), Ferrari

2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000?

Too much? Depends on the family. Maybe if its a family of 3 in a 5000 sq foot home, that seems like a lot.

3) How far will ou drive for really good chocolate? Do have a favorite "brand" name?

No driving, I'd just order it over the internet, lol :o). No real favorite brand, I do like Godiva though.

4) How many children is too many?

I do agree with the *replace yourself* theory for the most part. I wish more people would consider adoption too.

5) How much land is on a "postage stamp" lot?

Anything less than about a 10,000 sq foot lot would be tiny to me. We are on half an acre and I wish we had more.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 12:55pm
What does 10,000 square feet translate to in terms of acreage?

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 1:14pm
our lot is about 7500..typical city but probably not even a 1/4 acre.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 1:15pm

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy. um...beats me. I don't really care about cars. a porsche maybe? a hummer? *shrug*

2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000? um...let's see I have 1300 sf of condo ...which seems about right so for me and liza I'd say anything over 2000 feet would be too much.

3) How far will ou drive for really good chocolate? Do have a favorite "brand" name? I don't drive for chocolate, only for wine...

4) How many children is too many? for me? two. LOL

5) How much land is on a "postage stamp" lot? beats me, I'm horrible with that stuff. I live in a townhouse condo so I don't have any land which is perfect. I hate lawn and gard stuff...

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 1:27pm

1) Name three cars you consider over the top/fancy.
any "limited" version. sports cars,too like porsche.

2) How many square feet in a well designed house is too much? over 1,000? 2,000? over 3000?
i think this home is too big. it's about 2800 SF (small to some texans standards) but for us with it's high ceilings and overall huge feeling compared to homes in the past,it's just too big..i even told dh the other day that this is a home i feel certain i'll want to downsize from after the kids are grown.

3) How far will ou drive for really good chocolate? Do have a favorite "brand" name?
local grocer for my favorite brand,mars. m&ms.

4) How many children is too many?
i consider my 3 alot. i can't judge one number in general as too many,though because i think it varies among individuals....i think my parents raised 6 kids in a much better fashion than parents with only two raised their children.

5) How much land is on a "postage stamp" lot?
i've never heard of that term before but i assume you mean tiny lot....nothing personal mkat but i think townhome lots are tiny.




Edited 8/14/2007 1:43 pm ET by egd3blessed

 

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Tue, 08-14-2007 - 1:45pm
I like it that way -- no lawn to mow, no pressure to plant flowers that I"ll utimately kill, no spending my weekends on 'yard work' , no plowing to do, just my steps to shovel. I have a huge deck and woods behind me and lots of friendly neighbors within earshot -- sure I hear themw hen they havea party but that comforts me as I know it means they'll hear ME if I ever scream bloody murder in the middle of the night LOL.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-14-2007 - 1:45pm
1300 seems large for a townhome....i remember our first home in indiana being less than 1000 sf then we moved up from that tiny home to an exactly one thousand sf home..i felt we hit the big league then. lol.

 

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