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Euuuwww, the seamy underbelly of Tri-Cities, WA real estate

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The more I think about it, the grosser it is.  So, I try not to think about it.

I’m talking about septic systems.

I’m a city girl.  I grew up 30 minutes outside of L.A. and we have sewer systems there, thank you very much.  The first time I heard about a septic system was when I heard about Erma Bombeck’s The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank .  I asked my dad what a septic tank was and he said it was an on-site sewage system. Hey, I was a kid, it sounded good to me.

But here’s the deal, at its most basic, yes, it’s an on-site sewage system.  But it’s really a tank that holds your poop.  And that’s just gross.  I want my waste far, farfar away from me.  I don’t want it in my backyard.  I want to flush and imagine it disappearing to Timbuktu.

There is a time and a place for septic systems, and if you don’t have a personal problem with sleeping with your waste a mere ten feet away, then knock yourself out.  I’ll even sell you a house with a septic system.  But not without shuddering a little inside.

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Cari McGee

My husband and I came to the Tri-Cities in 1994, and we thought it would be a temporary stop on our way to larger cities. He was a television sports anchor at the time, and we planned to go wherever the "next step up" took us. Twenty-plus years later, we're still here and we've loved every minute of it! We have two children now, and we've found the Tri-Cities area is a wonderful place to raise a family. It's a great place to do outdoorsy things -- I like to hike Badger Mountain or run along the river path. I also love reading ... by a cozy fire in the winter or a beautiful picture window in the summer (with the A/C on!). I've been a licensed Realtor since 2004. I earned my managing broker's license in 2016, which means I can run my own brokerage, or create a team of real estate agents and supervise them, which is exactly what I did when I formed the Cari McGee Real Estate Team in 2018! We have administrative and marketing personnel, as well as additional agents to serve you. I became a director of the Tri-Cities Association of Realtors Board of Directors in 2016, became Secretary/Treasurer of the organization, and was elected to Vice President in 2019. Want to talk about real estate? Click here to schedule a meeting with me!

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