If you are one of the 50 million Americans currently embroiled in the heat wave, we feel for you. And don’t worry, those of us on the East Coast are supposed to join the fun tomorrow!
As I was thinking back, it occurred to me that I purchased my home 40 years ago this year. It was 113 Oconee Drive in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The year was 1970 and I bought it (with some help from my parents) for what seemed like a huge sum of money – less than $30,000. The home was three-bedrooms and two-bathrooms, and I still remember the brick, the ranch layout, the carport and having the first place I could call my own!