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Old 11-05-2017, 04:28 AM   #1
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Homer Alaska - My New Home

Here's what I've bought:

Blue bird with 8.2 Detroit diesel motor 5 spd Manuel tranny. Runs great registered as MH on title so anyone can drive it.

And here is where I'm at with it, so far.

I'm in Washington State until about February. I'll need new tires ...eventually. I bought it off craigslist. And a wood stove to keep warm - lol!

This is what I saw, and it was love at first sight.




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Old 11-05-2017, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:26 AM   #3
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #4
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Thanks, you guys!

I'm SO excited I can hardly STAND it!

Anyone who has ever lived and fallen in love with Homer, Alaska might begin to understand how important this is for me.


Part of what is happening is that I left Alaska to be able to afford to live there. I figured to make some money living in Washington. Well, you guys understand expenses rise to meet income.

I was cruising the want ads in Alaska, looking for something I could do full time to bring me back when I came upon this bus for sale. I called the guy, and the bus ran (and drove) and he liked me and said I could make payments. I sent him everything I had, keeping my fingers crossed.

When I was twenty two, I was a bicycle messenger in San Francisco. I was homeless, and sleeping in the back of a car. It's had to describe being poor, but I'll try. I dreamed of living for a year eating what I wanted instead of what I could afford. I worked six days a week, and at at the mission every day for breakfast, and every night for supper.

I saw a school bus for sale on the Panhandle, near the San Francisco Department of Motor Vehicles and I called the number. I explained to the guy I was working and showed him my pay stubs, explaining I could give him "Something" every two weeks when I got paid. He agreed. It was great: Bed, stove, bathroom and shower, even!

I was five hundred dollars from making the bus mine when I came home one night and the bus had been driven off. The man was gone. And so was my bus, and my money.

This time is different. I get to move back to Homer. That's when the real work begins!
  • Tires
  • Insulation
  • ...etc
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:07 PM   #5
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4 walls and a roof ! Bukowski would be pleased.

Welcome. Glad you are where you want to be on the map.


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Old 11-05-2017, 02:59 PM   #6
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Bird Dog tells me the ToYo stove is in working order, and included with my new home!
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:59 PM   #7
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4 walls and a roof ! Bukowski would be pleased.

Welcome. Glad you are where you want to be on the map.


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Bukowski never lived in Alaska! Haw!

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Old 11-05-2017, 05:24 PM   #8
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Nice score on the bus.

I know what it's like, being poor. I've lived in my car for a while, too. IT SUCKS! I won't have to do that again (sleeping in car), but I'm still poor. SSDI doesn't go very far. Once a month, I get to eat meat!
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Old 11-05-2017, 07:07 PM   #9
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Nice score on the bus.

I know what it's like, being poor. I've lived in my car for a while, too. IT SUCKS! I won't have to do that again (sleeping in car), but I'm still poor. SSDI doesn't go very far. Once a month, I get to eat meat!
We're "Homeowners", Captain. And rich in ways indescribable.

Smooth sailing, and thank you for the comments, too!
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Old 11-08-2017, 11:52 AM   #10
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Thanks, you guys!

I'm SO excited I can hardly STAND it!

Anyone who has ever lived and fallen in love with Homer, Alaska might begin to understand how important this is for me.

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Cool story, brah. No seriously. Buy a padlock this time!!! A BIG one.

I have not been to Homer but I spent a week and a half in Seward, Anchorage, and Denali back in Sept. Seward is a dumpy little town (what port city isn't?) and I wouldn't want to live there even tho the surrounding area is gorgeous. Denali of course was AWESOME (in all caps). Even Anchorage isn't bad for being a "big city".

I was conceived in Seattle and it took me about 45 yrs to get back. Loved the area. I've always like the pics of the area and fell in love with it after being there in person. Then AK came along. It's quite possible I like AK even more than coastal OR/WA.

Anywho, I'm looking at properties now in both western WA and AK. 2 to 40+ acres, <$45k, and attached by roads. Power would be nice but may not be required.

Do you already own your own dirt in Homer?
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