Monday, August 03, 2009

Poor Daddy Warbucks

I kind of feel sorry for really wealthy people.

When they're in the market for a new house they probably search from house to house saying things like, "well, this carrera marble countertop is 2 or 3 years old...we'll need to change that out" or "I really like this beautiful kidney shaped pool, but really I prefer a more modern perfectly rectangular pool...we'll have to change that."

And they are missing out.

Because they'll never really have the truly soul shaking experiences that the ear doctor and I had this week.

They'll never walk up to a door to be greeted by slightly intoxicated hispanic neighbors who shout wildly inappropriate Spanish cat calls aimed at the ear doctor assuming that he does not fluently speak the language as well as he does.

They'll probably never ring the bell of a gorgeous 100 year old victorian just to be let in by the owner, complaining of gout, and be bowled over by the stench of 10 year old fryer oil. They'll never feel the hot fury over owners who ruin the gorgeous architecture of said victorian by chopping it into strange rooms, covering the windows with newspaper, refusing to clean for at least 30 years and destroying original hardwood floors.

And they'll probably never pull up for a showing at a house in a beautiful historic neighborhood, across from an elementary school only to find it UNLOCKED at left in this condition:




See what they're missing out on by being at the top of the economic food chain?!?!?






PS Don't even ask how the house hunt is going....

5 comments:

{Erica} said...

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it did make me laugh...but that's because it's not me house hunting. Really do you find some "gems" don't you?! :)

You'll find the perfect one, I just know it!

Greeneyes said...

Oh, that one's a PEACH.

Good luck, and prepare to become intimately acquainted with the likes of Lowe's and Home Depot.

p.s. One catalog that I love for period fixtures/switchplates/hardware: "Restoration". They don't mail out very often, but it's worth getting on their mailing list if you like the vibe of slightly older, classic touches. Just something to add to your dream list for the Someday House.

Alli Marie said...

Hey, its giving you fun things to blog about! haha

Stephanie said...

I wish I'd thought to take pictures of some of the "great houses" we saw in our home search. It took us a year of serious looking to find our house, and we ended up 30 miles from where we started out. But, it's worth it. I hope you find your perfect house soon. :-)

dad said...

THE ONE IN THE PICTURE IS PERFECT. WE CAN HANG NEW SHEET ROCK AND RUN WIRE AND PLUMBING WEREEVER WE WANT WITHOUT TEARING OUT STUFF. GOOD JOB.

ps. IT'S LIKE MY FRIENDS DEBUT OVER PORCHE VS MERCEDES BENZE OR SHOULD I SETTLE FOR LEXIS.