House Hunting

Well, we went on our first house hunting night.  We were gone about four hours and looked at three houses, and it was really physically exhausting for me.  I made it though, and that’s what counts.  The first house was amazing, and I wanted to move right in!  The only major problem was, well..  It was falling apart like woah.  I mean, if we had a bunch of money to sink into that place, it would be a fun project because when it eventually gets restored to its full glory, it is going to be absolutely gorgeous.  A lot of the stuff that needed done was cosmetic, but there was a lot of cosmetic stuff.  We’re talking about a lot of paint, a lot of replacements (pretty much every shelf, and every door in that place).  Tiles needed tearing up and replacing, etc etc.  The house itself was huge and would have been lovely if it was taken proper care of.  The whole thing was set up like a maze, it was just awesome, seriously.  Master agrees, that house had a Hell of a lot of character.  It’s just that, it would be a major project and we don’t really have the money the house needs to have put into it.  Also, there was a rubber snake that made me jump not once, not twice, but three times when I saw it.  >.<  So, next stop.

The next house we went to was in a lot better shape.  It had beautiful landscaping, a gorgeous yard front and back, a decent kitchen, a huge pantry, a medium front room, and two or three bedrooms.  To be honest, Master and me weren’t thrilled with this one.  Master liked it more than I did, but we both thought overall, the bedrooms were too small, as was the bathroom, and the shelves and closets were too few and too rickety.  True, those shelves could be replaced at a much lower cost than the first house we saw, but we weren’t thrilled.  There was a cool little three season porch, and a covered patio in the back, so you could grill while you’re outside without getting rained or snowed on, which is nice.

The third place was really awesome.  It had a gorgeous yard front and back (though yes, a bit barren).  That’s awesome though, because it means we can add what we want to it!  It has a giant kitchen, a large front room, five bedrooms (three upstairs, and two downstairs in the unfinished basement), washer/dryer hookups, is within easy walking distance to a park and a place to jog, Jacuzzi tub!!  It really would be perfect for us, and just what we need, but it’s a seller’s market and we’re trying not to get too excited about any one place we run into.

Master is already looking at a few more places though, and we have plans to go out hunting a bit more on Saturday.  It’s exciting AND scary thinking about moving.  Finding a permanent home would be so awesome and we’re so ready for this.  It’s going to be an exhausting few weeks or months or whatever (who knows when the actual MOVE will happen??), but it will be soo worth it when it’s done.