We went to look at a house today.
When I first saw it listed, I thought, “Well, shoot, that’s probably it.” And we went to see it, Kathy, Mack, the Butcher, and me, and seeing it, I thought, “Well, shoot, this is probably it.”
Here are the drawbacks.
It’s far out.
Boots Randolph is dead, so moving right down the road from him would not actually be that exciting. Unless Boots Randolph is a ghost who haunts the road playing Yakkity Sax, in which case, move this to the “plus” column.
It’s got some hilariously large concrete things, I don’t even know what to call them, just things, lining the driveway.
Um…. Well, I was hoping for a fireplace and a fenced in yard. But we could for sure have a firepit outside.
There’s no dining room.
We’d have to switch to verizon, because AT&T doesn’t get a signal out there.
It’s beautifully maintained.
The kitchen is drop dead beautiful, but in a way that makes you want to stand in it and chat. Not too fancy, but very homey. And it’s got two windows! My requirement is just one window in the kitchen, but this has two!
It’s got a huge garage.
It’s not so large that you start to feel silly, just being one or two people living there.
It’s out in the country, kind of, so it’s very quiet and beautiful, just sitting outside.
There’s a creek! You live along a creek!
And, and, and, you live right next door to an antebellum mansion.
I don’t know if you could put a garden out there, because the house is in the old road bed, so it’s quite rocky, but I was thinking, you could probably do a raised garden, if you were willing to haul in the dirt.
But the thing I really like about it is that the folks who live there have lived there for 28 years and they’ve updated it as it needed updating in ways that seem like good choices not to attract buyers, but for people who actually live there (I don’t know if that distinction makes any sense, but I hope so).
I can totally see both a firepit and a clothesline in the yard.
And the guy of the couple that own it is an avid hunter and I think he’d be willing to leave me one of the heads of the deer he harvested off the land.
And I think it’d be easy enough to put a second bathroom in there, if you wanted it, for sure.
I’m a little overwhelmed, but I think it’s the best house we’ve looked at, just in terms of size and land and such.
I don’t know, America. I’m a little incredulous that you could just look at a listing after all we’ve been through and say, “Well, shoot, there it is.” and go out to the house and be like, “Yep, there it is.”
But maybe that’s all there is to it.