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The Hunt Continues…

I wish that I could tell you that I have found THE house and that I have made an offer and they have accepted it – but I haven’t. Unfortunately, every realtor seems to be excellent at taking photos of houses that look like crap but making them look fabulous. If you take a picture of a stove from far enough away people won’t be able to see the grease build-up and the rust stains. With the right lighting light orange carpet can almost look beige and if the angle is right the buyer won’t even see that gaping hole in the ceiling or that large piece of torn wallpaper that was torn off the wallpaper that was put up back in the 1980’s when someone thought seashells and seafoam green were nice options.

As I’ve bitched and moaned on here before about me being tired and out of sorts not living in my own place, today I had to slap myself and say, “HEY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD STOP FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF!”  My world is upside down for a moment, a mere blip, 2-3 months out of my life and yes I worked hard to create a routine world filled with structure, comfort and security, and no wear I am living is not ideal, but chill out, calm down, get a grip and deal with it. Ugh. I get so self-obsessed sometimes that it is always about me. My house. My diet. My problems. Lately there have been a lot of things to deal with, but I am dealing with them and it’s not like I’m homeless living out on the streets eating out of a trashcan. (However, if you go to Highland Park you can eat pretty good out of a trash can I bet.)

So yesterday I went and looked at a house and let me tell you it looked GREAT online. I thought it was THE ONE, but when I went inside it was a nightmare. However, and this is a big However, yesterday I found what might be THE HOUSE and I am sumo excited about it, but at the same time I found 14 other properties just in case when I go inside it doesn’t look as good as it does in the pictures.

Here are some of the pictures:

Isn’t this kitchen pretty awesome? Look at the countertops and the vaulted ceiling.

There is only one living room but it is 20X16!

The only downside is that this is a corner lot and it is pretty close to a busy street. But it doesn’t back up to it, it is the facing the houses that back up to the busy street. It’s still in a great location and priced in my budget.

We’ll see how it goes, I hate it when I find one I really like because then I get all ancy and there are always others out there… I just have to keep telling myself that.

By Evan Stark

Eddie Renz is an avid fan of Egyptology, Wilbur Smith and bacon. Not a fan of humility but often finds himself humbled when he is around people who understand numbers like the Fibonacci sequence and Pi.

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