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It’s The Desert, Not Vancouver!

I been back in Vegas for 2 weeks now, and we drive around to various areas to explore and learn about different parts of Las Vegas. In Vancouver you just don’t see the type of houses and desert landscape that is found down here, it is a desert so the house styles and landscape vary greatly. Here most plants are picked  depending on their water consumption. You pay for water here unlike Vancouver where you can keep the tap running forever and no one blinks. Water conservation is a normal part of life here, which is fine by me. I have learned to keep the water off, when I’m brushing my teeth and other little tips.  They conserve water here, but they don’t recycle at all (in my complex anyways…). It bugs me that recycling isn’t done here, since the USA is the biggest consumer and polluter in the world.

All the photos were taken in North Las Vegas, where I live…

Close to Red Rock Canyon.

imagine waking up to that every day scenery, would be neat (house is on left..). This hoe in near Red Rock Canyon.

Crazy color but I actually think it works well in this environment.

This is what happens if you can’t pay your loans. This million dollar house is now foreclosed and bank owned, and it’s half done! Right across the street you have the pimping house below.  I can’t imagine waking up to this eyesore until the market turns around, could be years and years!

I found these foreclosure notices posted on at least 6 doors in my complex, that means another 6 foreclosures from my complex alone. Las Vegas is in such a huge mess it’s unreal! Good for people who want the bargain of a lifetime though, but damn…

Las Vegas is the foreclosure capital of all the USA, this is the center of all the damage from the U.S. recesson. Obama was here just last week and pointed that out.

there are some really beautiful places (some foreclosed…), all are only a few minutes from where I live.

desert landscape, don’t fall on the cactus!

Our Las Vegas Chateau Versailles 3 BedRoom Condo

Some friends and family wanted to see video of our place here in Las Vegas, so I did a quick video of the place room to room. This is what you can get for $100,00 US, in a foreclosure market and this is the more expensive condos on the market, amazing deals here in Vegas.

Anyways the video is below, I need to get on the exercise bike at the gym to burn ff some of the Doritos I ate last night, ugh!

Blogging Live From North Las Vegas

I have been in Las Vegas about 30 hours now and it has been pretty much non-stop. As soon as we got off the plane we got on a shuttle bus to the car rental company. I got a nice Kia that has enough room to fit all of us (mother in law included).  We drove right to the condo in North Las Vegas (23 minutes from the Bellagio Hotel) and the keys were waiting for us. One hour later ModernLV,  a company who delivers Ikea furniture and assembles it for you arrived.

I put a bunch of stuff together from 6 wooden chairs,  2 foot stools and some other stuff I can’t remember. It reminds of my days back at Feature Millwork… I got tired of assembling so I let William from ModernLV do the rest, blah, blah, blah.  Next day we went out to buy even more stuff, ugh. Two car seats for my kids, vacuum cleaner, garbage cans from Walmart and fridge,  washer and dryer from Home Depot and way more stuff than that. I feel like I started from scratch, which I basically have, weird feeling.

Most of the grunt work is done, the Internet is installed (obviously), so is the phone and cable, wee. I need to get my TV (with the cash equivalent of the camera I won), and probably will get  a 32 inch to 40 inch plasma. I am thinking Sharp. That is on tomorrow to do list and after that, I will chill for a day then just do my regular 8 hours of work and then go out for Vegas fun. The weather is pretty nice, it’s warm not smoking hot, but compared to Vancouver this place is a dream.

Hmm, what else… I’m going to use the gym starting tomorrow the next day, no weights just the exercise bike. I might jump in the pool if it warms up as well wee.

one the way to the condo, we are in the Valley (23 minutes to the Las vegas strip according to Google)

ModernLV’s Wiliam assembling Ikea dressers, since I’m too tired lazy to do it..

little one bouncing on brand new leather couches from Ikea

All spray paint at Home Depot is locked up with a nice big sign like this on each gate, yikes!

32 oz beers, Americans love their beer (taken at North Vegas Walmart Neighbourhood Market)