I am lost to MLS. To the insatiable need to find the house. The house that is mostly perfect for us. It’s taking over my life.
To be fair it is really hot out and it’s doubtful that I would be doing much cooking or cleaning anyways. Chips for everyone! And coffee, lots of coffee.
School starts in September and if we are going to move this year I want to be in and settled before school gets going. Or close to it. We’re on a new house deadline. I can’t say that this deadline is making me fun to live with.
I’m learning that house shopping is 5% determination, 25% imagination and 70% dumb luck. Come on dumb luck!
Part of the problem is I am shopping for a house that has it all. And I do mean all!
- Acres, with a pool.
- Private and away from the hustle and bustle but still close to school and town.
- More space but self-cleaning space.
- And for the love of all that is Holy, please a kitchen at the back of the house. Preferably overlooking the pool.
- A rec room for toys and playing.
- A craft room for me.
All that with an ensuite and a mudroom. Wrapped with a bow if you please. Oh ya, and an office for Ken to work in. I guess we need that too.
If you are singing “You can’t always get what you want” to me, you wouldn’t be the only one and I won’t be insulted. It’s the theme song at my house.
UPDATED: It’s very possible that our house searching is coming to an end. The stars have aligned and we’ve found a house. A house with a pool and a creek. The pool hasn’t been functional for 3 years and it’s very possible that it is in danger of falling down into the creek. But those kind of engineering details will not sway me.
It has nearly everything we need and want, and the whole thing needs gutting and renovating. I”m overjoyed! And hysterical with excitement. Or it could be the excess coffee.
We are getting an offer ready this morning. Stand by friends, stand by. Send pixie dust or whatever you’ve got.
TO COME: A blog post, or maybe vlog, series called “OMG, my house is a freakin’ mess and it has to go on the market for sale tomorrow!” Followed by a few posts about “My house is beautiful and in a great school district, would you like to buy it?”