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Re: Goodbye Garden

 Buying a house is our goal but if we do so it probably won't be here. The
real estate market in NYC is absolutely ridiculous. A small one level one
bedroom cottage goes for 400K. Most homes here go for
700K or more. And the saddest part is that overdevelopment is rampant.. They
buy one house, tear it down and build 3 in it's place. Mike and I are
extremely blessed right now. We are able to make it in NYC on one salary, as
I have been unemployed since October. I was laid off along with 30 other
people. We are fortunate that we have a very nice place to live and can pay
our bills and put food on the table without worry. A lot of couples bringing
in two salaries in this area can't say that! My fiance is lucky to have a
very good and secure job and just got promoted! I am trying to find work but
it's difficult here, so I am trying to jumpstart my long neglected writing
career. Oh well, at least it gives me lots of time to garden! :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden

> Well, the relationship matters much more than show, when it comes to
> married.  I had a large wedding (for my day) and thoroughly enjoyed it,
> my DH hated the pomp.  Mind you, I did most of my own "work" with mother
> taking care of the reception details.  I made my own dress.  Mother made
> bridesmaid's dresses and we took care of the decorations ourselves.  We
> found bouquets for a song and made our own decorations and such.  It was a
> lot of work.   At that time, receptions weren't big sit-down meals and the
> bride and groom actually opened each gift and made a public
> of the gift.  So our biggest expense was cake and ice cream for 300.
> You can have a nice wedding without breaking the bank if you have time to
> much of the work yourself.  There are many books out there to help you,
> as well as some free advice and info on the web.
> What I enjoyed in having the "big" wedding was having people I had known
> whole life come to wish me well in my new life adventure.  I got to see
> hug so many people and did my best to let them know that it mattered to me
> that they honored Bill and me with their presence.   Daughter Tzeitel had
> her wedding in our yard.  Talk about a small budget affair!  Still the
> memories are good, the photos beautiful and they had money left for what
> they needed.
> Having said that, it is up to you and what you want, Sue.   You could
> have a nice wedding and a down payment on a house if you keep costs in
> and don't go over what you have budgeted.  You could even ask for cash to
> add to your down payment for a house as a wedding gift.  Go for your
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Cornergar@aol.com
> Sent: Friday, July 07, 2006 11:09 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Goodbye Garden
> I am very intrigued that all you long-time married folks recommend eloping
> and not spending a pile of money on a wedding. A piece of land of your own
> certainly seems the better investment...'specially when it has space for a
> garden!
> I personally think that industry(wedding) is obscene but since I've been
> divorced for 30 years after being married 10 I didn't think my opinion
> have much credibility! Kathy
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