Sunday, April 15, 2007

Home Sweet Home

So it's been a few weeks, since my last post...i'm still trying to get used to this whole thing. I much prefer to read other people's blogs rather than writing my own, cause i already know what's going on in my life. In my defense, however, there has been a lot going on in my life these last 3 or so weeks. Namely 2 deaths in my family, a new job job and....buying a house.

Ok, so those things actually only happened this past week, but still.

So buying a crazy is that? It's such a weird feeling. Here we are looking at a ton of houses for months and knowing exactly what we want....or do we?

I had a list of things that I thought were a priority for me when looking for that perfect house. So as i was saying, we've looked at house after house after house, and none of them really jumped out at me (or "us" i guess you could say...) and quite frankly they all started to look the same after a while. Because we were pretty specific with what we were looking for our agent showed us a bunch of houses that were very similar.

I felt silly when our agent asked us what we thought of each house and i rhymed off what seemed to be trivial things i didn't like. For example:

agent: what do you think of this house?
me: i dunno, it's ok...

agent: this is the layout you said you liked
me: ya, i know, but this laminate flooring looks really cheap...
me: ya i know, but this yard feels really small
me: ya i know, but it doesn't have the nice roman tub
me: ya i know, but this is a middle unit
me: ya i know, but there's power lines behind us
me: ya i know, but it's not as new as i would like
me: ya i know, but the master bedroom is kind of small
me: ya i know, but it backs onto a busy street
me: ya i know, but but but....

After a while i started to wonder if our agent was thinking to himself that we were being spoiled little brats. I mean, how can any of those things be worse than living in an apartment when you have no ability to alter anything? I mean at least with a home, if there's something you don't like, you can do something...well for the most part...i guess it would be a bit difficult to move those power lines.

All this to say, we ended up buying a house that didnt' have all of my "wish list" items. But for some reason it just felt right. My heart was telling me to buy it, but my head was saying "WAIT!! this house doesn't have hardwood on the main level, or a fireplace, or the kitchen layout you want...what are you doing? those are the things you really wanted!!!"

But my heart kept saying, "i know, i know, but it feels right and it has other things that i really want like the corner lot with the big yard, and we have no immediate rear neighbours, and it's new, and the rooms are big..."

I still don't know why i thought it was a good idea to buy this house...maybe i was tired of looking at houses...maybe all of the houses started to look the same anyway...maybe it was mat telling me he loved the house so i felt bad not agreeing....

Nah! it was none of those things...i simply love the house and the hardwood and the fireplace i can add in later.

I'm really looking forward to my new crib...we move in July! Check out the pics :)

1 comment:

SC said...

Congratulations.... where is the fabulous house in Orleans? Does your neighbourhood have a name... it looks like its close to Frank Kenny ... which leads to Embrun (that would be cool!).