How much is your dream worth?

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Harvey Harvey
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How much is your dream worth?

Zelda called me at work today. We got a letter today from a company that does solar development. They want to lease a large portion of our land for a solar farm. I started to think about it and honestly couldn't imagine a price that would make it worth it.

Here is something I really believe in (generally, alternative energy, not solar specifically), and I have a chance to advance it, and make some money at the same time, and I just thought... no way.  Not for a million dollars.  I love that land, but with enough money I could buy another property, or pay off our mortgage or whatever.  But I just couldn't do it.

What has happened over time is that it not just my dream to own land in the Adirondacks, it's my dream to own that specific piece of land and keep it "forever" or as close as I can get to it.

Do you have a physical, material dream? Not something high minded like the health and well-being of your family, but something tangible? If you were able to get it, or if you already have it, would you sell it for a price?

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
BRLKED BRLKED
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Your land in North River? Clear cut a forest? no fkn way! Why didn't they approach George ? North Acres is already open fields and a perfect southerly exposure.
Snowballs Snowballs
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BRLKED wrote
 Your land in North River? Clear cut a forest? no fkn way!
That's what I thought. Even if it was already an open meadow in otherwise forested land it wouldn't make sense.
Harvey Harvey
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BRLKED wrote
Why didn't they approach George ?
I wouldn't be surprised if they did.  It was a form letter.

Check this out.  I'm walking Penny and I stop in to Al's, it's a body shop on our street.  They are restoring a '68 Firebird.  Al's son (lower right in the pic) tells me that they've got $90,000 into it already, and they wouldn't sell it for two million. I guess someone else thinks the same way...

"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
JasonWx JasonWx
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Never underestimate the power of CASH..If someone offered him 2mil, he would take it and give the guy a kiss on the lips..

Here is a fully restored 68 with matching numbers for 37.5k
http://www.happycarz.com/showroom/1968-pontiac-firebird-400-nicely-restored/

Aside from pics of my family , for the right price everything I have can be bought for the right price..I can always buy more stuff..
"Peace and Love"
MC2 5678F589 MC2 5678F589
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JasonWx wrote
Aside from pics of my family , for the right price everything I have can be bought for the right price..I can always buy more stuff..
Yeah, I don't have much attachment to the things in my house (or the house itself, my car, etc.) and I'd sell anything for the right price. But "the right price" would get pretty high if you wanted to permanently affect my life.

If I had Harv's place in North River, and some guy wanted to put Solar Panels on it, I would set the price higher than the land, house, hours he put into his trail system, taxes for 20 years, and then I'd add a little more for nostalgic value. It would be so expensive that it wouldn't be worth it to the solar company. But since I would want the option of moving away if I didn't like how the solar system affected my property, I'd have to set the price at something that would enable me to do that.

Yes there is a price. No, it wouldn't end up making good business sense for them.
ScottyJack ScottyJack
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I would never sell the hunting riffle and knife i got from my grandpa. Nor his retirement watch or tie pin.

I have a collection of rocks from meaningful places i would never sell either.

I ride with Crazy Horse!
campgottagopee campgottagopee
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You're a good man SJ

I used to own some land that the gas company really wanted a lease on. They made offers, I gave them my price, we never got together which was fine with me.
D.B. Cooper D.B. Cooper
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I wouldn't sell the medals my grandfather got during the war (he was the CO on 4 ships).  But I would give them away....to a museum.
Sent from the driver's seat of my car while in motion.
ScottyJack ScottyJack
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D.B. Cooper wrote
I wouldn't sell the medals my grandfather got during the war (he was the CO on 4 ships).  But I would give them away....to a museum.
God bless them all!
I ride with Crazy Horse!
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