Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The big blow up animals worked so well the last time they did it!

To the potential buyers: Oh, by the way, up the road, say 3 seconds away, there was a DRIVE BY SHOOTING.

I don't know about you, but things like this don't make me want to come look at what is being sold, they just make me want to turn and drive in the opposite direction as far as I can.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Thankful I Rent

Early Sunday morning my wife was up reading, and heard gunshots. Such a comforting thing to hear at 2:30 a.m. followed by screaming and cars peeling out. I quickly called 911 and the police were here almost before I hung up. Seven police vehicles in all.

A DRIVE BY SHOOTING happened in the neighborhood I live in. I didn't exactly think I lived in the "hood" but it seems as though I do. That evening the hospital my wife works at was on lock down because of a gang shooting where a gang member was killed. I kind of wonder if it wasn't retaliation for the shooting that happened on our street.

I feel bad for the people who own homes in this neighborhood, and the only way out for them is to sell and take a huge loss, or be foreclosed on. I am so thankful, however, that I rent and can move and plan to do so after this incident.

I'm sure the punks across the street aren't going anywhere, and it seems that they always have more rights than Joe Citizen anyway. They have been arrested before, and it did nothing to change their ways.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Real Estate news for Hawaii is pretty good. All across the USA we hear how much house prices have come down, and Hawaii is one of the few that has not lost as much as warm weather states like AZ, CA, NV, or FL. Its still way too expensive for me to consider moving there, although I did come across a condo a during a Hawaii Real Estate search a few months ago for around $200,000. Not too bad for a condo there, but it could have been a Dan K. special, which is hard to know without actually living there and knowing the areas.

I love the climate there. The temps are mostly between 65-70 at night and 80-85 during the day. Since I do not know anyone who lives there, I look for a good source for Real Estate in Hawaii and I found this one. If I could afford to move there I would do it in a minute.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Helpful Information

The fine people of a city like Modesto, California, or any city for that matter, sure could use the services of You Walk Away.

I get A LOT of google hits for "can't sell my house" and if you have arrived here looking for advice, then you need to check out You Walk Away, because they will show you how to stay in your house without your mortgage company harassing you while you figure out what you are going to do next. Of course you won't be able to stay there forever, but if you are on the verge of foreclosure with no other options, then I recommend paying a visit to the website at You Walk

Most of the time my blog is a big joke, but if I can help someone out, then all the better. And just to show you that I don't plan on going legit, here is a song for Dan K. to the tune of Walk Away Renee:

You Walk Away
(Dan K.)

And when I see the sign that points one way
The lot we used to pass by every day

Just walk away Dan K.
You won't see me follow you back home
The empty sidewalks on my block are not the same
You're not to blame Dan K.

From deep inside the tears I'm forced to cry
From deep inside the pain I chose to hide

Just walk away Dan K.
You won't see me follow you back home (because I know you won't be there anyway)
Now as the rain beats down upon my weary eyes
For me it cries...

Just walk away Dan K.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Who paints their driveway to match their garage door?
This guy does.
Maybe he did it to get even with the bank for foreclosing on him.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dan K's Day Off

Dan K. can't be a badass all of the time. Even he needs a break once in awhile. The water Dan K. is floating in is ICE COLD, straight from the mountains, but that is nothing when your manhood is made of steel and your house is in foreclosure. It helps to numb the pain.

Dan K., enjoy your day off. You've earned it. And thanks for having my back.

(See, Tangelo, Dan K. does exist)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

For Sale By Owner

This home owner is very creative, and I thought I would give them the free plug.
Here is the link if you do not want to type in the web address.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

No Thanks

Looks ok...lawn needs a little water.

Needs new carpet and paint.


Just thinking of all the work this place needs makes my back hurt.
I think I'll keep looking.
Even Dan K. would have to pass on this one.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Risky Shot

Look at that beautiful palm tree.

P.S. I risked my life for these pictures. There might as well have been a sign up that said, "Tall, skinny white guys taking pictures here NOT WELCOME."

Dan K's House

Dan K lives in this hizzouse.
Lettin' the bankers know who to foreclose on that's what.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Dream Neighbor

Dream Neighbor...you're just too good to be true.

This washing machine has been out front for the past few weeks, so don't think it is just a take it out and hose it down deal. Oh no...it is a lawn ornament. Plus there is a flattened cardboard box on the lawn. It's like the guy got as far as getting it out of the back of his truck, took it out of the box, and instead of taking it in the house said, "Oh hell, let's just go have a beer."

Monday, May 5, 2008

For Sale

This entire neighborhood is for sale. Want it? Maybe the City would let you rename the cul-de-sac after your name. Not likely, oh well. This street has five of ten houses for sale, and all five are on the same side of the street and in a row. Two of the five are lived in and the other three are foreclosed. Can you say "short sale?" Sad, but true.