Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I want this island..........

It's for sale, and is it gorgeous, or WHAT?! It's on the St.Lawrence Seaway near Clayton, New York, wherever that is. What a place! So, would one of you PLEASE buy it for me? :-) That isn't asking too much, is it? All it would take was $1.9 million!
BUT, money can't really buy you happiness, can it........Check THIS out...from which comes a line I thought was very good: (per scientific surveys..)"Happiness got better as income rose but the effect leveled out at $75,000.." That makes a lot of sense to me and makes me think even more of the human spirit. We get only maybe a bit more than we need and we're happy....The piece continues.."...overall sense of success or well-being continued to rise as their earnings grew beyond that point," but most are happy with $75K. I like that. We're not a grabby people, after all!
Now, who's buying me that ISLAND? :-)
z

41 comments:

Jen said...

I'd love to visit, but not live there.
Give me wide open horizons on solid ground. :-)

It is very beautiful, though.

As far as money, I've always thought it would be a burden to be extremely wealthy.

Z said...

Hi, Jen!
I'm with you...vacation house only! Of course, the autumn leaves are so beautiful that was part of the allure for me.
And yes, I think it would be a burden, too......looks like the stats show we're not alone in that thinking!?

beamish said...

Mo' money, mo' problems, as the Notorious B.I.G. would say, if he were still alive to say it.

You get too rich, you have to hire bodyguards to protect your loved ones from hostage ransom situations.

$75,000 is nice enough.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how far it is from Deer Island...

Anonymous said...

Looks like a rough neighborhood.

Z said...

beamish, exactly.

Anonymous, thank you...how beautiful the links are. Very rough neighborhood :-)

Anonymous said...

I'd settle for the night watchman's house

Z said...

Isn't that lovely, Anon? Wouldn't just sitting out there in front of the house be a relaxing, wonderful afternoon?

Linda said...

$75 K is a nice round figure. Now if we can find a way to make that much, and not spend it all!

Think of all the leaves you'd have to rake and get rid of! I agree with Jen. I like the wide open spaces.

If someone does buy it for you, are you going to invite us all for a visit?

Z said...

Of course, Linda!
And, let me get it straight here...I'd like it even more were it a Peninsula :-)

Jen said...

Okay...I do like that little house that anon linked to. I wouldn't have to hire a maid to clean it and I could enjoy some SERIOUS solitude.

Makes me think of Lyle.

Ducky's here said...

Similar to one you see going over the bridge into Kittery, Maine.

Not too far from the Bush compound in Kennebunkport, you'd love it, z.

The Born Again American said...

Let me get my checkbook... I'm only $1,899,950.00 short, but the federal government can help...

soapster said...

Money doesn't buy you happiness but it does buy you freedom and freedom in my book certainly equals happiness.

Joe Conservative said...

I'm only $1,899,950.00 short, but the federal government can help...

Somebody call the FHA... they've GOT to have a 110% Jumbo or three just waiting on a signature sitting around there somehwere. After all, that's how we got into this mess...

Z said...

Jen, LOVE LYle! Good point there..

Born Again, aren't you sweet? Send it for the fund I'll start :-)

Ducky, I'd LOVE to see that part of America...I've been to Boston and driven down from Niagara to NYC...down...but never at the right time of year for the leaves..

soapster, I agree, just not worrying about money is a big freedom and makes one happy..

Joe, if that weren't so true, I'd be laughing here..great comment.

soapster said...

"soapster, I agree, just not worrying about money is a big freedom and makes one happy.."

Not just that Z. Say you have the funds...

You buy a car thus you have freedom of mobility.

You buy a boat and have even more freedom of mobility.


You have money to take a vacation and cleanse your mind for a period of time.

The list is virtually endless.....

Z said...

soapster, also an excellent point..
let me just add that my dear girlfriend with MS is limited to a walker or a scooter yet she has all the money she could possibly need.

Her incredible faith and love of family/friends make her happy. And freedom, really. Would she be less happy if she had to worry about money? Yes...she admits she's extremely lucky to have what she has (I will not use the word "blessed" because we're all blessed, even if things are rough for us and we don't see the purpose)

I'll be back in a few hours..

Great comments, everybody...
but, so far, only Born Again's helping me to actuallY GET that house!!

Joe Conservative said...

Tell ya what, Z. I'll co-sign your loan if you'll open it as a B&B and give me an exclusive on the "launch services" franchise.

Joe Conservative said...

Well stick a few solar panels on the roof, build a windmill for the guests to use to charge their cell-phone batteries with, and apply for a $3m "Green-Energy" demonstration grant from the Sierra Club.

Joe Conservative said...

...and if the Sierra Club proves itself too "capitalistic" to lend us the requisite Benjamin's, I'm sure it won't be that hard to locate some other sucker...er-r-r-r-r... investor who'd be happy to grant us the money we need.

cube said...

It looks like a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there either. Maybe we could work out a time share situation?

Jen said...

Joe, could you PLEASE paint the windmill like a daisy...for me??

pretty please?

:-)

Joe Conservative said...

I tell you what, Jen, for a small initial investment, we'll license the DAISY windmill Trademark back from you for all our Eco-friendly Island B&B merchandise... ;-)

Joe Conservative said...

I mean... if we're not going to be capitalists anymore, "Hippie Investing" and "Eco-Socialism" are the "smart" place to be.

'Bam-man and Joe the Bumbler Biden in '12!

Anonymous said...

Z, a beautiful place. I agree with cube. How about a time share?

I must say, the first thing I wondered after admiring the beauty of the place, was, "I wonder how the fishing is"?

I think if one tends to be happy in the first place, then material things will be appreciated and add to some satisfaction. But, if one tends to be unhappy, I don't think money will make him happy, not in the long run.

I think material things have a short impact. The novelty wears off pretty quickly. That's not happiness to me.

The first few years we were married what I wanted was a home of our own. When we were able to buy a home, that did add to my happiness, because to me, it was our home, a haven. It wasn't anything grand, but it was ours, and for our family.

I guess when it comes right down to it, I'd say happiness for me is rooted in my family and friends. It's the people in my life that matter.

Money is nice, and has importance in the sense of providing what we need, and a little extra for an occasional vacation, and a little entertainment, and even those extras I could live without and be fine.

Now, Mr. Pris and I have saved up so we wont be a burden on our children. That matters too.

Pris

Leticia said...

Not to live, but definitely a place for the summer months! It would be way too cold in the winter, the heat bill would be off the charts.

However, I love the fact that there aren't any noisy neighbors and I wouldn't have to deal with their music blaring at all hours of the day and night!

MK said...

Believe it or not, that's actually quite cheap compared to the millions that are charged for the piles of crap out here.

David Wyatt said...

Z, if I had it, I'd get it for you!

Z said...

MK...
I watch the House and Garden TV CHannel and see homes with RIVERS for HALF of what a 1300 sq ft two-bedroom condo costs here in West LA!! "Location, location, location!"

Z said...

David, I believe you would..you're that good a guy!

Layla Elizabeth Gonzalez said...

What a beautiful island. I would love to visit but I am happy to live in my humble abode. You are right. Money cannot, does not, buy happiness.

Liz xo

christian soldier said...

the St Lawrence is absolutely beautiful-I'm surprised it is only 1.9 million...
SO-As Soon As I get my island-I'll look into getting one for you-my friend :-)
carol-CS

Mustang said...

It's on the way, Z. FedEx. Watch for it. But um, I sent it COD.

beamish said...

Before I buy this place with my saved up Enron stock (heh) I wanna know two things:

1.) if there's a bridge that connects it to the mainland or if it's accessible only by boat or aircraft.

2.) if it's a single house island, or shared with neighbors.

A bridge and neighbors is a deal breaker.

Z said...

Mustang, Mr. Z sent you a PORSCHE, or a Masarati...?? Or at least you kept BEGGING him for one, remember?
ALL I ask for is an island...see how generous David and Carol are?
You are SUCH a skinflint :-)

Layla, I'm very happy in my humble abode, too!! Good luck in school, by the way

Z said...

Beamish, looks to me like NO BRIDGE, NO NEIGHBORS.

I'd only have it IF it had a bridge!
Though I do like boats a LOT. Mr. Z was a sailing fanatic.

Z said...

Beamish, do you get the Autumn leaves like they do in that picture where you are, by the way?

beamish said...

YES!

I plan on photographing the view from that fire watch tower I climbed a few months back (photos on my blog) when the leaves change and the world looks like it's on fire...

I suck at photography, and I'll be windblown standing on a rickety platform over the treetops, but the view is amazing. I'll snap the photos, and share them if I survive the climb ;)

Anonymous said...

THIS PUTZ...WANTS TO BE AN ISLAND.

Must be owned by Hitchens or Oberfurher.

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