But it was a serious thought for about 15 minutes last spring in Terril, about a half-hour away, a declining little town. My ideas were (1) it would be dirt cheap and (2) I could do a quick and dirty rehab and use it for storage and a private indoor range.
The first notion was correct, the second not. Even at the auction price of about $2,000, she was just too tired. No intact windows, no mechanics, electricity, or plumbing, needing a roof job and a new main floor, joists and all.
It was all just too much work and expense, even for the smirky pleasure of answering the "What do you do?"" question with, "I own a bank."