Sunday, July 10, 2005

But I still haven't found what I'm looking for...

Ok, let's say we just scratch that last post. After visiting those houses I'm still looking. Let's just say that House 1 came with body armor and my Jeep was actually cased by the locals as it was parked outside. No joke. I stood in the upstairs bedroom and looked out the window to see two "gentlemen" walk up to my Jeep and look inside. (at which point I smashed the panic button on the remote and they wondered off.)

House two was a little better neighbor but still required a Homeland Security Alert level of Orange. That house was just way too old for my tech-nerd persona. I would have had to gut it and start over.

House three was a great neighborhood, but the asbestos siding was less than desirable. It has a past history of termites too. :(

So all of this got me thinking and reevaluating.

I realized that being "just me", that I don't need a huge house. Maybe not even a house at all. And maybe, just because I travel frequently, a condo might be a good fit. So I've turned my search towards condos and townhouses. I realized that I can get a REALLY nice one for the same price I was going to spend on a house. And with a condo, I wouldn't have to mow the yard or worry about maintenence while I'm traveling.

Another added plus would be spending a little less and using the planned money for interior upgrades like pergo flooring, or new appliances.

I don't know. Only time will tell. The downfall of all of this is that I've lost the initiative. I'm tired of looking at places now. I'm in that position where you just throw things and yell "SCREW IT!".


In other news, I was tapped by an ambitious blogger that is trying to compile 50 U.S. Blogs from 50 States. I was honored to be representing Delaware when there are so many Delaware bloggers out there. However, as I learned more about the project, I felt that The Delawarean was not up to par for the needs of the project. I'd love nothing more than to be part of this opportunity, but with my job, traveling, moving, etc... I knew I wouldn't be able to give it my all. :(

So with the good in the project in mind, I bowed out and nominated Mike over at Mike's Musings. I think those of you who know/read Mike can honestly say that he represents Delaware in a far better light than I ever do. His family travels throughout the state make him a the perfect Delawarean to speak for the rest of us in my opinion. (Besides, he should have something to do at work, right?) j/k Mike.

So hopefully he accepts his nomination. I'm looking forward to seeing how this 50 U.S. Blogs will turn out. Knowing my life and my luck, he'll probably get a 5 million dollar book deal from it, be cast on Survivor, and start hanging around supermodels. Because that's just how my life goes...