Just a warning that I might fill this post with words but yet say nothing of importance. I’m pretty good at that. Can I just start off by saying thanks for reading me through another move… this might be our last military move as my husband may retire out of this assignment. Surely I just jinxed that. But we mustn’t dwell on the what ifs, only the what-is and the what-is is exactly what I want to write about.
This house we bought has equal parts good and bad, it would be easy to just blog about the good and never let you know about the blue floors and such. Maybe it will help you think your house isn’t so bad.
The good: open and airy front entry
The bad: um…smurfy floor
Of course I’m a sucker for any room with bookcases, and I can even overlook their blueness but what stinks (and I mean stinks) is the whole room. It smells like dogs really bad. I have scrubbed and mopped and sprayed and just when it seems to smell better we will have a dark rainy day day and the smell comes eeking back in. It overpowers the old book smell (good smell) and zings our nostrils with wet dirty dog smell (bad smell).
The good: big vintage bathroom
The bad: big vintage bathroom
A woman recently stopped by, she was raised here. She said they are same bathroom fixtures from the 1940’s. She thought this was great. Me? Not so much.
The good: There is a great room added by the last owners, it is huge and sunny.
The bad: The only entry to this room is through another 1940’s bathroom. And like you couldn’t guess the color of the carpet.
It is so silly to me that they did all that work and you have to go through the bathroom to get there.
There is a long list of stuff we need to do but I think we are up to the challenge. The big stuff has been done like all new windows, septic and heating system. The bathrooms are at the top of our list, and trust me I can’t wait!
Did you learn anything today?
Bad: blue countertops
Got some house quirks of your own? Please share!