Xmas in Bama

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Toddytime

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Pepper

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they go all-out with the decoratin' in them fancy rich neighborhoods.
 
BrettTRay

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Damn, I didn't think my uncle put up lights this early in the season. The sad thing is, this type stuff really happens here in Alabama.
 
Pepper

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of course they give the stuff away for free now, the running joke for a while around these parts used to be that the satellite equipment in the front yards was worth more than the dwelling it's attached to.
 
Van

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Much like detroit, Ive put systems in homes where I could see through the floor boards of the second floor to the first and theres a big screen tv sittin in the livin room thats worth more than the house its in and the car in the drive way combined.
 
BrettTRay

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I was at a house in south alabama. If no one has ever been to south alabama then you've never seen poverty. These people had dish network and a big screen but I swear to god the cats and dogs didn't have to be let in and out, there was a gap between the door and the floor that I could have crawled under. I was getting the guy to sign my paperwork and a damn roach crawled across my papers. Thats when I new I better get the hell out of there.
 
Van

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BrettTRay said:
I was at a house in south alabama. If no one has ever been to south alabama then you've never seen poverty. These people had dish network and a big screen but I swear to god the cats and dogs didn't have to be let in and out, there was a gap between the door and the floor that I could have crawled under. I was getting the guy to sign my paperwork and a damn roach crawled across my papers. Thats when I new I better get the hell out of there.


Been there, was in the mobile area over into pensacola fl for 2 weeks, poverty there is much like what you find on the east side of detroit along the river front.
 
SimpleSimon

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Ya know, one thing that keeps people from improving their homes is building codes.

Here, if you have a pre-1976 trailer, you can NOT do anything to it other than minor repairs. You can NOT get a building permit to improve it. All that can be done is to remove it to another county - and no other county will take it.

So, if you've got, say $30,000 to put into your dwelling, you can NOT use it. It's not enough to replace it, so you're screwed.
 
Van

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SimpleSimon said:
Ya know, one thing that keeps people from improving their homes is building codes.
Here, if you have a pre-1976 trailer, you can NOT do anything to it other than minor repairs. You can NOT get a building permit to improve it. All that can be done is to remove it to another county - and no other county will take it.
So, if you've got, say $30,000 to put into your dwelling, you can NOT use it. It's not enough to replace it, so you're screwed.
Is it just the county or the whole state?
 
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