What would you do in this situation?
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When a woman returned from vacation and discovered her home had been destroyed, she was devastated.
Susan Hodgson, a resident of southwest Atlanta, was away when her neighbour called and inquired about hiring someone to bulldoze her home.
Hodgson recalled the neighbour saying: “Did you hire somebody to tear your house down next door to me?”
She said: “It’s been boarded up for about 15 years and I said ‘no’ and she said ‘well there’s someone over here who just demolished the whole house and tore the entire house down.'” Yikes.
The You Call It, We Haul It employees allegedly instructed the neighbour to “shut up and mind her own business” when she approached them.
Hodgson decided to then send a family member to the house to inquire about a permit.
The personnel apparently acknowledged they were at the wrong address after looking over the permit.
Fortunately, nobody was inside the house when it was destroyed.
“It’s been boarded up about 15 years, and we keep it boarded, covered, grass cut, and the yard is clean. The taxes are paid and everything is up on it,” Hodgson said.
“It’s just hard to believe someone thinks they have the right to just come and tear something up and walk away from it and didn’t come back and say I’m sorry.
“What do I need to do to fix this. It was an accident. They didn’t give me nothing.
“It’s just a grumbled mess. The whole house is tumbled in and a big ole mess. He didn’t haul nothing off.”
“I think he owes us an apology, and he needs to fix the problem. He needs to fix the problem,” Hodgson concluded.
According to a statement to Fox 5 Atlanta, the event is “under investigation” and You Call It, We Haul It is “working to rectify the situation.”
The family claimed in a news story on October 22 that they have not yet heard from the company.
The construction firm, which specialises in hauling, grading, and demolition in the Atlanta-Metro area, is “a women-owned business.”
“The You Call It We Haul It team has over 30 years of combined experience in hauling, grading, and demolition services,” they said.
“As a family-owned company, we aim to complete every project with care and love like they are our own.
“We ensure that every customer is beyond satisfied with our work, regardless of size or circumstances.”
Retired Couple Booked 51 Back-To-Back Cruises As It’s Cheaper Than Living In Retirement Home
Prepare to have your mind blown as we introduce you to the ultimate globetrotting couple who are rewriting the rules of retirement! Marty and Jess Ansen, hailing from Australia, have embarked on an awe-inspiring journey that has seen them cruise through 51 back-to-back voyages, all for a cost that’s mind-bogglingly less than a retirement home.
The Ansen duo, passionate about cruising for decades, found themselves landlocked like the rest of us when the pandemic paralyzed the cruise industry. But their yearning for the open sea was insatiable, and when the tides turned, they took it to a whole new level.
Their epic journey began in June last year when they stepped aboard the luxurious Coral Princess ship, lured by the siren call of sumptuous buffets, captivating entertainment, and intense table tennis rivalries. Fast forward more than a year, and they’re still aboard, making them the ship’s most unwavering residents, outlasting even the captain.
Marty, their cruise maestro, revealed their secret: “Eventually, I said to my agent, ‘Look, whatever comes, book it,’ and that’s how it got to be such a long cruise.” The couple, unwavering in their maritime odyssey, has booked 51 consecutive cruises, cementing their status as the most devoted passengers a ship could wish for.
Ren van Rooyen, the ship’s hotel manager, described Jess and Marty as their extended family at sea. “We always make a joke that I go away and I come back, and it’s like coming to see my family – my mum and dad again – they’re like my second mum and dad on board,” said Van Rooyen.
For Jess and Marty, life aboard the Coral Princess is a dream come true. They savor every moment, from the gourmet meals included in their cruise package to the daily housekeeping pampering. This extraordinary lifestyle, they insist, is not only cost-effective but also fosters heartfelt connections with the ship’s crew.
Last month, the ship’s crew orchestrated a surprise birthday celebration for Jess, highlighting the deep bonds they’ve formed on this remarkable journey. While most tourists disembark after a week, Jess and Marty have forged an enviable routine that keeps them both fit and entertained.
Each day begins with an exhilarating hour of table tennis, a shared passion that brings immense joy. As Jess puts it, “We do it together, and we have a lot of fun.” These spirited matches serve as the perfect prelude to indulging in the ship’s sumptuous buffets.
With over 450 consecutive days of cruising etched into their adventurous legacy, Jess and Marty firmly believe they would continue this odyssey for the rest of their lives if given the chance.
In a world where retirement often conjures images of quiet contemplation, these two intrepid explorers have redefined what it means to live the dream. Jess and Marty Ansen are true testament that life’s grandest adventures await those who dare to keep sailing against the currents!
Woman Converts Old Boeing 727 Aeroplane Into Her Dream Home
In the face of adversity, some individuals find the most extraordinary ways to rise again. Meet Jo Ann Ussery, a woman whose indomitable spirit led her to transform a seemingly doomed Boeing 727 into a one-of-a-kind home after losing everything to a devastating fire.
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The old passenger plane was destined for the scrapyard until it caught the eye of Jo Ann. Undeterred by its apparent fate, she seized the opportunity and acquired the retired aircraft, shipping it to a plot of land she owned, where her extraordinary journey would take flight.
Jo Ann dedicated six months of her life to breathe new life into the retired aircraft armed with her skills and creativity. She turned the plane’s hollow shell into a comfortable abode that would soon soar above expectations with the modest budget of just $30,000.
When the transformation was complete the Boeing 727 was a fully-functioning home, boasting three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and even an unexpected twist—a hot tub right where the cockpit once sat.
From 1995 to 1999, Jo Ann called the transformed plane her home, living amid the wings and fuselage.
Sadly while the plane was being moved for public display the beloved Boeing 727 met an untimely end however the story has inspired others to create something similar.
For example a couple who have turned another Boeing 727 into a hotel that you can stay at in Costa Rica. With beautiful wooden interiors and incredible views you can book your stay into the plane and experience the fantastic renovation for yourself.
Step into a world of wonder with two beautifully appointed bedrooms and explore beyond the suite’s walls lies a captivating jungle.
As part of this exceptional resort, you’ll find yourself surrounded by pools that invite you to unwind and soak up the tropical ambiance and when hunger strikes, indulge in the flavors of the sea at two remarkable restaurants, where traditional seafood dishes take center stage, satisfying even the most discerning palate.
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So, come aboard this unique haven where luxury meets the wild, and create unforgettable memories amidst the beauty of nature and the allure of aviation. Your extraordinary journey awaits!
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