Jul 10

Movie of the Week #25 – Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Anybody that has read this site for some time knows I work on house and deal with a lot of rental property – this week there has been a rash of big problems that been rather annoying, so what better than a movie about building a house and some of it’s problems, Now I’m not building a house for myself or anyone else but I have a few major remodeling projects going on right now and it’s been one damn problem after another – luckily I’m pretty much a panic free, stress free, drama free kind of guy. I’m just not one to freak out so I may be the Angry White Guy it doesn’t mean I’m the animated Angry White Guy … but I do have my moments.

So the movie … if you haven’t seen it, get it and watch it! It’s a great classic comedy about a guy in ‘Manhattan, American middle class Jim Blandings lives with his wife Muriel and two teenage daughters in a four bedroom and one bathroom only leased apartment. Jim works in an advertising agency raising US$ 15,000.00 a year and feels uncomfortable in his apartment due to the lack of space. When he sees an advertisement of a huge house for sale in the country of Connecticut for an affordable price, he drives with his wife and the real estate agent and decides to buy the old house without any technical advice. A family friend lawyer Bill Cole sends an acquaintance engineer to inspect the house, and the man tells that he should put down the house and build another one. Jim checks the information with other engineers and all of them condemn the place and sooner he finds that he bought a “money pit”instead of a dream house.’

Do I know about money pits? Is the Obama administration a bunch of racist, classist progressive liberals? (Guess I know about money pits, huh?)

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