Anyway, I am he and "blogging so much that you lose readers is what you should not do. Let that be a lesson to you." But I can't wimp out on day seven, so onward we press.
Remember when I mentioned that perhaps we might consider hopping on the real estate upgrade train? Well, you know what makes any train ride bearable. Yes! Having a destination to look forward to! So of course I'm scouring zillow and googling addresses and using google earth to walk around acreage because obviously someone else is going to scrub the bathtub whilst I do so.
Then, as I memorize every photo of every listing that could be a maybe possibly, I'm also wondering if you can paint cultured marble (you can!) and if you can make a tacky brass shower stall not so brassy (you can!) and if there's anything you can do about a bathroom that's tiled in a patchwork of ridiculous colors (there is!). Because apparently fixing up our current house has gotten really old and boring but fixing up a different house will be all fluff and fun and no one will track paint onto the carpet ever? Of course.
Interlude: have you ever shopped for houses whilst children past the age of reason are living in your home? No? Well. Then listen here, reader dear: asking their opinion is what you should not do. Let that be a lesson to you.
And then, just this evening, as I was writing this in fact, I came to the subduing realization that the house I'm standing in right now:
|(that's one of our gardens there in the front, not, like, the jungle taking over our yard with nary a care from us or something)|
and the house that is currently the price+size+condition+outbuilding+acreage+location front runner:
were clearly birthed from the brain of the selfsame house designer person and why, Lord? Why? Why must we forever live in a long white ranch with black shutters? Am I just not cut out for a quirky 1970s contemporary? Or a striking two-story brick farmhouse? Or a charming tudor on a hill?
Obviously this is either a sign that we definitely should or we definitely should not think about buying that house and all I have to do is stay up until midnight staring at every single photo and bird's eye view and county property history record in order to figure out which one it is.
Shopping for houses before you've even decided whether or not you're going to buy one is something you should not do. Let this be a lesson to you.