on the prowl...

we're on the quest for new digs!

i love house hunting.
when else are you allowed into a stranger's home to see how they live?

with folks you know, you're usually visiting to see people. when house hunting, you're looking at their stuff and their lifestyle and crown moulding and basements, and can actually say out loud "wow, and they did that on purpose?" without worrying about getting cut from the christmas card list. it's a combination of being totally nosy, and loving to daydream about how different life would be in new surroundings.

(no matter that it'd probably be just about the same with nicer appliances... )

we moved several times when i was a kid. not because we were a military family, but because my mom could only go steady with a house. When they popped the question, (i love you, sue. -kneeling- will you....by me a new refrigerator? shore up the roof?) she always broke up with them. fickle, fickle woman.

and, while i totally HATE moving, there is something totally fabulous about liberating yourself from years of amassed crap. Move it or toss it? if you have to ask, TOSS IT. Aaaaaahhhhh. love that.

so now we're looking. and surprisingly it's harder than we thought it would be because we are now old enough to have some big demands of the housing market:
1. close to our jobs.
2. room to accomodate family and a little blogger w/in the next few years.
3. can only cost fifty-two cents. maybe fifty-three.

a few weeks ago we looked at a lovely bungalow...lovely until we got the the 2nd floor and Hubby couldn't stand up straight. (for once, being a shrimp came in handy!) looked today way, way out of town....i don't mind living in the country, but i'd like it to be nice, like a little retreat. So many of the houses we saw are right on top of each other, and they all look the same...

and because both Hubby and i come from modest backgrounds, we just can't in good conscience spend money we don't have. still paying off school, trying to be fiscally responsible adults. t'ain't easy. bleah.

looking isn't as much fun when you can't find what you're looking for.

or, more accurately, you can't afford what you're looking for.

anyone want to


moe said…
and you want it to be all nice and just unpack-esqe?
don't you remeber helping to rip up tile in slippery rock?
or building the deck in athens?
or removing all the wall paper in athens, again?
look for a nice house then, over time, make it your house. just don't fix it all up, then move cause that's just being a pimp, for houses and nobody wants to be a house pimp....unless you get to wear platform shoes with gold fish in them just cause that is one of the coolest things in the world, until they die and bob around.
see ya
dumb-bunny said…

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