We are trying to buy a house. Or a condo. Or a townhouse. Or a barn. Or a dog house. Whatever. We just want to own something so that we aren't flushing our money down the toilet every month. We have been looking all over the valley, trying to find something thats remotely liveable!
When my sweet husband, Mr. Pecadillo, said that we are going to be able to start looking at houses, I started dreaming big. I pictured 4 to 5 bedrooms, our massive jacuzzi tub, the pool with a waterfall, and of course our stables. Basically, I pictured this...
As we started looking at houses in our price range, I started realizing that this dream of mine would not be coming to fruition any time soon. As the excitement wore off and reality started to set in, I determined to be content with whatever God would have for us in this pursuit of home ownership.
We have probably looked at over 40 different houses, condos or townhomes. Because its difficult to keep them straight, we decided to name them. Here are a couple of the ones that stood out the most to us, mostly due to the ridiculous fact that anyone had ever lived in them.
1. The Saloon House- All of the doors in this condo were saloon doors. We also visited other condo's in this development and none of the others had these weird doors. I just can't imagine what that woman must have thought when she came home one day to discover that her husband had turned her condo into a tavern.
2. The Willie Wonka- We walked into a house that we both thought had a lot of potential. Until, we saw the add-on that some moron put on his house. Basically he walked out into his backyard and decided, "I think could add about three more bedrooms back here!" As Pec walked from one end of the house to the other the room slowly got smaller and smaller, like that scene in Willie Wonka.
3. Throw the Baby Down the Hill- I honestly fell in love with this house. However, in the backyard, if you take about 10 steps away from the house you will stand on the edge of this massive hill. Pec, our realtor (the amazing Mike Tagliere) & I, were all looking down the hill. Our realtor said, "Well this is a house you could raise your babies in" There was a slight pause then he said "but you'll probably lose them down the hill". I thought that was so funny.
Well those were just a few of our options. We are happy to say that we finally settled on our new home! Here it is! In case you were wondering, its the green one on the right.
The smaller wood one is our garage.
We can't wait to have you over!!