Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Entertainment of House Hunting

If you haven't picked up yet, Joe and I are moving oh so soon since I'll be starting my residency in Delaware in June. Ideally, we'd like to buy a house in the area, so Joe and I flew out East last weekend. We found a couple of places in which we could definitely see ourselves and appreciated the feel of some neighborhoods. We don't want to put in an offer on a home until Joe finds a job back East. Can I tell you how hard it is to find a job 1200 miles away? And poor Joe just went through all of this 3 years ago when he moved to Nebraska, but I digress.

This is the first time house hunting for both of us, I didn't realize how entertaining it could be! Let's start with this house.
From the start, Joe and knew we didn't like the awnings on the windows, but they can be easily removed. Really, we should have stopped at the awnings and moved on. However, Joe and I only have pictures to work with right now, so we decided to check it out.

We pull into the driveway and immediately see a street sign in the back yard. No, not past the back yard and on an adjacent street, in the backyard. We don't know if they stole it or what, but they took the time to stabilize it in the ground with concrete and all. That was our second sign.

The first level of the home wasn't too bad. We didn't like the flooring of the entryway, but that's easy to change. Then we go upstairs. The former owners LOVED borders. No big deal, but I wish I took a picture because the borders went completely across the air registers. I guess it took too much time to trim around the air register. But, wait, it gets better. They didn't trim around the registers, but they did slice the border at each opening. I know I'm really not doing a good job explaining this--just imagine taking an exacto knife over each slot. Now imagine air blowing through the registers. Yes, it was like attaching a ribbon to a fan to show it works. Sigh.

For various reasons, we're not going to go with this home, but I couldn't help but laugh at the borders and air registers.


Susi said...

That's funny, I actually used to live in Delaware. I would move back in a heart beat :o)
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