Because of course what the world needs is another blog about houses and house hunting and house decorating and house renovating and house, house, house (only with a distinct lack of Hugh Laurie in its contents).
What I'm attempting here is a way to keep my thoughts in order as my family and I wade through the massive amount of homes for sale in the Seattle area. Some are gems and some... okay, a lot are real stinkers. But at our price point, we're going to be holding our noses a lot.
The biggest hurdle, other than our budget, is that my husband and I have differing tastes. My ideal house would be something like a farmhouse or cottage and his ideal house would have a moat and ramparts and cannon or possibly a machine gun nest (or both) and a giant vat of boiling oil to pour over unwanted visitors' heads. I would actually be okay with the boiling oil but only if we could use it to fry doughnuts with.
We both agree that a small tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific is our ideal location.
So, somewhere between my cottage and his castle there has to be a reasonable compromise.
Stop laughing at me - it could happen. I just have to finish rubbing this lamp I found. :)
Houses seen this week: six.
And for the record: