Friday, May 11, 2007

Home? Yoo Hooo? Where Are You?

The house hunt goes on. Last weekend's houses:

1. Description: 2 acres of wooded land. Lovely location near fairly remote lake. Charming bungalow. 1200 sq feet.
Reality: Every window rotting out. House smells like 20 years of mold. Moss growing on external walls. House appears to have been untended for years. PO Box knocked over with vines growing over it. WILDLY overpriced. 700 sq feet and maybe not that much.

2. Description: Loads of floor space. Finished basement. Needs some minor updating.
Reality: Filthy. Every room has some sort of cheezy built in feature that would have to be ripped out (ex - entry way wall to ceiling open shelves with chipped, yellowing, clear plastic insert panels of dead pressed butterflies.) Impossible to access cellar - stairs covered with boxes.

3. Lovely little house -- Issue: 50 feet from bedroom window are active railroad tracks.

4. Lovely house - Issue - over my price ceiling and all-electric in a town that imports its electricity at a high rate. Very expensive to run.

You get the idea.

Then I saw it -- the perfect listing. We arrived to find that they had just accepted a deposit from another buyer.

So I press on ..going about my business....looking, praying, turning it over to God. Hoping this isn't a 40 years in the desert thing.


Blogger Jayne said...

Isn't it amazing how adjectives can be applied so... ummm.... loosely? :c) I just know that one day you'll turn a corner and there your home will be!

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Alice Pasupathi said...

Having moved at least six times in my adult life, I can appreciate the difficulty of finding just the right place...they all seemed to lack something. However, I'd like to point you to a book that might just make you look at a place in a slightly different way. "How an old abandoned house can take hold of a reasonably sane woman's heart, fill her mind, lap up her energy and change her life is still something of a mystery to me," writes Celestine Sibley of the cabin she bought and named Sweet Apple Cabin. The book? A PLACE CALLED SWEET APPLE.

1:20 PM  
Blogger toujoursdan said...

It's frustrating, but just think of how happy you'll be when you find that home and everything falls into place.

2:56 PM  

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