So you're living near Vancouver, Washington and bemoaning the price of real estate. (You know who you are!) You want a house with hardwood floors and a built-in vacuum and 2416 sq. ft., built in 2005, but you just can't afford it? Well, here's the answer to your prayers: a friend of a friend is holding a contest. Write the winning essay and win this house:
The entry fee is $100, but that's not much to pay for a house, all things considered. May the best essayist win!
Emailed to me by the fabulous Alana Antolak.