Sometimes life presents offers you just can’t refuse. So it’s with mixed emotions that I write HHV’s obituary today. All good things must come to an end. The fat lady does sing; it’s true.
With the real estate market in BC moving slower than molasses uphill and outside in winter, vested interests are working behind the scenes to protect their potential future real estate lottery wins.
A while back I got an email promising cash if I responded. You’ve had a few of them show up in your spam box I’m sure. Typically these emails come from Nigeria. Mine came from Victoria, so it’s legit.
It offered boatloads of cash. And it told me the cash was coming electronically via Western Union.
The only hook was this blog had to cease to exist. No archives. No new posts. No platform for real estate vendors in Victoria, Australia. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada. HHV has to be no more.
Being an individual of curiosity, I read to the bottom of the email to see what I was being offered to shut the blog down.
Astronomical! Hailey’s Comet sized cash. Almost enough to buy an Oak Bay blue hair’s 1987 Toyota Corolla with 24,239 kilometers on it from her middle-aged son (still living at home but itching to get his own Oak Bay basement suite, eventually).
I took it. Money’s due in my account by 11:59 PM tonight. The blog will shut down at exactly midnight tomorrow as a result.
If this makes you angry, I understand. This blog has never been about its creator, it’s always been about the authors and commentators and their ongoing contributions. You’re right to feel like someone made off like a bandit on the backs of your collective efforts. I feel an enormous weight of guilt myself, but the visual of my three hairs blowing in the sunroof wind while cruising in my new-to-me Corolla is easing my pain.I trust MS Excel will help you with yours.
Besides, the real culprit in this caper is the organization behind the largesse, I’m just the messenger. Please direct your anger, or maybe your donations, at the Victoria Residential Real Estate Aspiring Flippers Association.