2008 06 28
So Spencer and I are probably going to buy a house in the next year or so. Maybe much sooner than that. This means a lot of looking at grim news about the market and the interest rates and the stock market and other things we have heretofore ignored, in addition to speculating about the future of the small semi-rural town where we’re living. (This means a lot of opportunity for noodling around on the internet doing “research”.) We’re trying to get an older house in an ok neighborhood within walking distance of the college, and this means there are not a lot of places to choose from. Will keep y’all posted as events unfold.
At any rate – It’s Lovely, I’ll Take It is a source of relief during the search. Ridiculous photos from real estate listings on the west coast. Similar pics are posted of places in our area – a farmhouse built in 1800 that’s been converted a la “Monster House” with fake jungle sections, full wall airbrush-style murals of dolphins, etc. A house with dried flowers in bunches all over the walls, floor to ceiling, with about a half dozen trophy deer heads interspersed.
A single voice crying in the wilderness (1)