Need to Sleep. Sleep Won’t Come

I am so tired.  I can’t even begin to tell you.  I blame the 100 proof vodka.  But I’m trying to stay up until at least 8 p.m. so I can sleep through the night.  Here’s a cartoon I wish was about me.  But none of my cats would stand for shit like that. Kathy has found me a house or two I might could live in.  She for sure found me one I want to spend some time sitting at a kitchen table in, while staring out at that back yard.

We’ll see.

Here’s what’s wrong with it.

The interior is a few hideous colors.

The gutters have issues.

The bathrooms are outdated.

The washer and dryer are in an outbuilding.

It’s farther north than I wanted to be.

It’s off Dickerson, not in Inglewood, and it’s suburban in a way that I can’t decide if it bothers me.

The kitchen will need updating in the next little bit.

Here’s what I love about it.

It needs to be painted, some colors we choose to suit us.

The bathrooms and kitchen are in solid shape, which means that we’d just be fixing them up for aesthetic reasons, not for any pressing need and, again, we could redo them to suit us.  And I believe the one bathroom is next to a rather large closet, so we could consider bringing the washer and dryer in the house.

There is beautiful wood paneling in one of the rooms.

The backyard is fenced in.

The house backs up to a church, so you have no neighbors across the back, but instead look upon the church’s lawn.

The yard is exquisitely landscaped and, though there are lots of trees, there’s also a big sunny spot in the back yard where a girl might have a garden if she liked.

There are three bedrooms, a living room, and a great big eat-in kitchen, as well as a den with a massive fireplace.

The window in the kitchen is huge and overlooks the back yard.

There are windows in the bathrooms.

It’s a little more than I can afford, so they’d have to come down on the price some and I have to have my trusty advisers take a look at it before I can say for sure that I want to put an offer on it.  But it feels like something I could make mine.

I wonder what Mrs. Wigglebottom would make of having a yard…

7 thoughts on “Need to Sleep. Sleep Won’t Come

  1. Ha, you found it.
    Do you currently walk to the grocery store or post office. If you do suburbia will take getting used to, if you don’t it won’t make a huge difference.

  2. ok, as i haven’t seen the house, this is speculative….

    paint can do a lot for a house.

    washer/dryer in outbuilding is suspect… that might be a deal-breaker – at least for me – in winter months actually.

    As for wood paneling, I should have invited you and the Butcher in when you were around the other day as my whole area of this house is dark wood. I wouldn’t have thought I would be able to live in it, as I am one of those people affected by surroundings, BUT, I find it “homey” and “warm” — if you’re in the neighborhood and/or want to peek inside and see what can be done with dark wood interiors, please let me know… I won’t be a rude-ass about it… wasn’t my intention .. I’m just a little “non-thinking” at times. sorry.

    A fenced in backyard rocks.

    Yard exquisitely landscaped? SCORE!

    massive fireplace? yes, please!

  3. I think the washer/dryer in attached carport room was kind of coolio. Probably because it reminded me of one my childhood homes in Arkansas where we had the same thing. It took me back years …

  4. B, is it suburban in a way that makes you feel you won’t ever meet and know your neighbors (not good), or in a way that makes you feel that the potential for walks with Mrs. W will be endless (very good)? It seems to me that if you can figure out what you mean you’ll know whether it’s a good or a bad thing. Because, otherwise, it sounds like any problems you have with the house are technical details, not fundamental issues.

  5. I do think they’re just technical issues. There’s something about having the washer and dryer where they do that, to me, feels very optimistic, like the carport will always protect you from the weather. But I think you could easily expand the one bathroom and put the washer and dryer in there, if it became too ridiculous.

    I think the most important thing will be whether they’ll come down on the price.

  6. Hmm, you do know that having a church for neighbors is a little bit like having a restaurant for neighbors, except without the smells and rats?

    I mean, people come and go… and not just on Sunday anymore. And can you hear the service? the music? the youth group’s games in the church yard? And, are the churchgoers people who would be friendly or antagonistic toward you?

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