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We’re going on a house hunt

June 28, 2009

Looking for a home–especially one’s first home–can be exhausting, terrifying, exciting, and, as Tim and I have discovered, pretty zany.  Here are a few of the particularly zany moments and observations that we’ve had on our house-hunting adventures.

1. Just because you put carpet in your attic, it doesn’t mean that you’ve really added any livable space (or square footage) to your house.  Especially if that space is neither heated nor air conditioned.  Or if the only accessible entrance is through a closet.  With stairs that reach an astounding 85-degree angle.  (Yes, that’s close to 90 degrees.  And yes, I bumped my head on the freakin’ door frame as I was trying to get to the attic sauna at the top of the stairs.)

2. Some people watch too much HDTV and get the crazy-ass idea that they possess skills equal to or even better than the folks on Flip This House.  And while some people have the skills to “flip” a house, others don’t.  Like the ones who thought it would be a great idea to put a romantic and beautiful master bathroom…right off of the kitchen (which is nowhere near the master bedroom).  The ones who thought that the granite countertops in the kitchen were so remarkable on their own merit that they didn’t need to have the mud and unidentified-white-liquidy-substance wiped off of them.  The ones who think that expensive tile is so extraordinary that “who the hell cares if the grouting looks like a first-grader’s art project?”

3. Oh honey, that’s too much mauve.  TooMuchMauve.

4. The following is an actual conversation I recently had with my realtor:

Me: Umm…is that what I think it is?

*touching what appears to be a stripper’s pole*


What’s funny (I think) is that Tim and I just put an offer on one of the above-mentioned homes.  It’s up to you to guess which one it is.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. renbeth permalink
    June 29, 2009 8:06 am

    Eeek! You put in an offer! So exciting.

    I hope it was the stripper pole house! 😉

  2. Jenny permalink
    June 29, 2009 10:26 am

    I’m guessing stripper pole or attic house – because you can just shut off the attic and ignore it and the stripper pole can be removed – bad tiling/granite counter tops are much more difficult and expensive to repair.

    Good luck I hope you get it!

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