Day 129

May 9, 2017 – Another Haunted House Listing.

Srsly, dood, I have no clue what to make of this one.

Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though, e.g. the sounds of phantom footsteps, a strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once or twice a week, twice a week tops. The occasional ghastly visage lurking behind you in the bathroom mirror. Even still, this occurs very rarely and only in the second floor bathroom.

1217 Marion Street, Dunmore, PA 18509

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Day 128

May 8, 2017 – Weird House Listing

Personally, I think this sounds like The Old Marsten Place that the vampire, Kurt Barlow bought in Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot.

Please read carefully before scheduling showings. May not qualify for financing. Great “diamond in the rough” investment property or primary home needing separate apartments. Little is known about condition except that property has active roof leaks. Property is being sold “as-is” with no repairs, no clean-up, and no warranties expressed or implied. Upstairs apartment cannot be shown under any circumstances. Buyer assumes responsibility for the month-to-month tenancy in the upstairs apartment. Occupant has never paid, and no security deposit is being held, but there is a lease in place (Yes, it does not make sense, please don’t bother asking.).

709 Michaelmas Avenue, Cayce, South Carolina

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Day 127

May 7, 2017 When you think back to your childhood, what moment first comes to mind?

When I was seven, my dad purchased his first brand new car. To christen it, our family took a driving vacation to Texas. My mother had planned everything weeks a head of time, but when we arrived at the hotel, they had our reservation down for the following day, and there were no rooms available. We went to several different places, but always the same answer. No Room at the Inn.

So, we slept in the car. Dad, Mom, my sister, her husband, their year old daughter, my older brother, my twin, Cathy and me. Dad, Mom, and my brother slept sitting up in the front seat. My sister and brother-in-law wedged themselves together on the back seat, my baby niece slept on the back dash, above her parents, Cathy and I curled up on either side of the hump in the back seat floor.

Still to this day, we talk and laugh about it. Even as nightmarish as that first night was, we all think of it as our favorite family outing.

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