Bob Timm's "RealMan" Blog


A Bad Move

Old Post OfficeI knew the day was coming but it's still super disappointing to actually see the buildings of the Ward County Historical Society's Pioneer Village up on blocks and ready to move off of the premises.

In my personal and not at all humble opinion this move is a bad move for everyone involved.

1) The public: Instead of the convenient location on the State Fair Grounds they will have to visit the Pioneer Village in Burlington ND. The spot in Burlington is on barren land, no comparison to the nice wooded area on the Fair Grounds. Honestly, we only went to the Pioneer Village during the fair so it may be a long time before we visit it in the new location.

2) The Ward County Historical Society will certainly loose visitors for all the reasons I stated above. I think the president of the WCHS did a horrible job of calling supporters to action in an attempt to save it from this move.

3) The Fair Grounds lost a lot of respect from the public who saw no reason for them to evict the WCHS. The reason given was that they want to build a convention center in that location. Hotels were greatly overbuilt in 2012 and have a huge vacancy rate. Nearly every hotel in Minot ND has been sold in the last 5 years due to their bad financial situation. Building a convention center here/now is nothing short of stupid.





Samulson House

Whether you are moving across town or across the country you need to make an evaluation and determine, is this a good move or not? I won't go into all the aspects of economy and personal relationships but I will encourage you to to a little research on neighborhoods, especially if you are moving to an unfamiliar community.

When we were looking for a home in Minot I questioned the safety of the area in which we now live. My wife, who had grown up in a near by town, assured me it was safe and she was right. The community has been a perfect fit for us.

I remember a post here on AR from several years ago. A couple loved the house they were looking at but were concerned about the amount of trash cans the neighbors had out at the curb. When they visited, and they visited several times during that week it was always quit and peaceful. They decided to go view the neighborhood late evening one night. Party, party, party... it was as if "Animal House" was being filmed next door. A little further investigation revealed that it was like that most nights and in fact the reason the home they were looking at was for sale.

A little investigation can save you a lot of stress and hopefully from making a bad move in the 1st place.












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Comment balloon 20 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • April 23 2019 01:05AM
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