Day #128: Madness – “Our House”
Phil and I had hardly done anything with the house in the last two months, and for that reason, I was certain we were never going to get it on the market this year. But this weekend, we hunkered down, cleaned up, and made the place presentable enough to take some photos and pass them along to our real estate agent. As of Monday, we were allowed to stand in the front yard, wave our scepters, and officially declare this home For Sale! This makes me a first time home seller, and all before being a first time home buyer!
As a result, the house is as clean as it’s ever been. I didn’t think that was possible either. But, we’ve renovated and repaired. We moved a lot of our crap into storage, and donated a lot more elsewhere. It’s almost like living in a furniture showroom, and I don’t want to leave. I want to stay here and and pretend that there is no storage unit, and that the gigantic, unused treadmill that used to occupy half of our living room is gone, and not sitting in our friend’s basement, waiting for a pickup. I want to live here, where things are of a manageable size. A comfortable amount.
Phil has a sort of mental list of features he’s like to have in the next place we buy. Seeing as how I agree with a lot of them, like having a dishwasher and an extra bathroom, I will save mine for more a more unique demand: to find someplace with a backyard as awesome as the spacious, landscaped one with the patio we have now. The one that has been the site of many a summer barbecue, corn hole, and the Great Slip n’ Slide Run of 2010, which produced a lot of worthy bruising. Obsessing over a yard made sound ridiculous, but when you live around the city, having a decent-sized plot of green to call your own is kind of a big deal.