I was watching one of those “house hunter” programs on the Home and Garden (HGTV) channel last night when I saw an advert to win the most amazing Dream Home.
This luxuriously furnished HGTV Dream Home is located in Stowe, Vermont (Click Here for more details on how to enter and how to win). It looks absolutely gorgeous. Even though my wife and I love our present home, I think we’d sell up and move at the drop of a hat if we managed to win this little beauty.
In addition to the home itself, the top prize includes a new 2011 GMC Acadia Denali and $500,000 in cash – wow!
Now, I know the chances of winning this sort of thing aren’t great, but I always say to myself that they are a lot better if I actually enter, so that’s what I did a few minutes ago.
Of course if you enter also that lowers my chances … but I would feel a bit mean if I didn’t let you know so you can at least have a chance. And if you happen to win, then I jolly well expect an invite to come and visit (grin).
That's a good point, but since I publish articles all over the place and act as editor for Programmable Logic Designline, I think I'm already pretty much in everyone's database already (grin).
And as I said in this blog, although the chances of my winning are slim, they would be a lot slimmer if I didn't enter at all :-)
It really is a beautiful house... fingers crossed (for luck)...
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