Sunday, December 10, 2017

We said 'Yes'!

Are there any other fans of ABC's The Bachelor out there?

For a while, that was 'appointment television' at our house.  Even Tom watched ... if only to poke fun of the host.

I'd grow so cross!  Seemingly, at each season finale the heroine chose (in my opinion) the wrong guy:  a silver-tongued charmer ... a soulful artiste' ... a Johnny Depp look-alike.  You get the idea.

Meanwhile, our pleasant-but-ordinary runner up is kicked to the back of the limo.  Never mind, his was a blue-chip pedigree.

In retrospect, I can't help but compare our recent house hunters episodes to The Bachelor. 

Had I listened to my head (v. my heart), I'd have saved us both a lot of grief.  After all, this was DH's favorite all along.

No, I don't love it ... but you may remember where infatuation got me.  And I don't get to tell people we live in Eclectic.  (I love that name!)
... But I like it a lot, and I can't discount the nearly-new HVAC system. There's lots to be said for peace of mind.

We'd some reservations about a large tree situated too near the sun room.  Can you spot it there, behind the cafĂ© table?  Happily, our instincts proved correct (thank you, Jack!) and it's been taken down.  

Rueful chuckle.
Had we acted earlier, the paint schemes we found so attractive would have remained.  Even the wallpaper border - so reminiscent of Tuscany - was recently taken down, probably in an effort to appeal to the masses.

Oh my!  Can you imagine how the seller would feel if he finds out we want to replicate the original colors?  There's little likelihood I can find the same border, but I'm sure going to try!

So.  God willing and the creek don't rise, we hope to close on the house in Coosada next month. 
The only project left (here) is new carpeting, but that must wait until January. 
I'd hoped to list this place right after the 1st, but Life's just happening too fast.  Heck, I'm even (almost) overwhelmed about next Saturday's garage sale.  LOL!

What the heck.  Color me singing .... 
You can't always get what you want ... but if you try sometime you find
you get what you need.

Have yourselves a super week!
Hugs from Phoenix,