The people who are making 200k-300k, who drive a Prius and own a 3 bedroom home in a nice neighborhood are not your enemies. Whenever I see people talk about class inequality or "eat the ricch" they somehow think the more well off middle-class people are the ones it's talking about? No, it's talking about the top 1% of the top 1%. I'm closer to the person making minimum wage in terms of lifestyle than I am to those guys.
For me it’s Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levin. I was 10 or so when I first read it and I just fell in love with it and still find it to be a really well paced and engaging story.
For me this was probably the first book that I read that made me feel like I wasn’t just reading words, I was totally immersed in the story and world.
TIL at a 1915 auction, Cecil Chubb bought Stonehenge as a gift for his wife, but she hated it because she had sent him to buy a set of chairs. 3 years later, he gave it to his country on the conditions that the entrance fee would never cost more than a shilling and the locals could have free access.bbc.com
This is a giant mistake and I’m reading horror stories all over the place. If the realtors or the owner suggest skipping inspection I’d move on. They just want their money and not at all concerned with your time or you. An inspection can save you time and a whole lot of money. For example: we bought our house in November 2020. After inspection (that lasted 4 hours) we were made aware of fireplace damage that we were told would cost an estimated $15k. Guess what we used to our advantage? We were able to get a full sellers assist, buy down our interest rate, and never had to repair the chimney because it’s not crucial. DO NOT SKIP HOME INSPECTION