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March 12th.

Today is March 12th.

On March 12th, 1995, I met Daryk.

On March 12th, 2006, unixd0rk and I broke up.

Today, March 12th, 2008, I went with a realtor (my landlady, and friend, Catherine) and looked at my very first house*.

Don't get too excited -- it's looking like it's gonna be more trouble than it's worth. That place on the website, where it says it has two bathrooms? My best guess is that they're counting the alley outside as one of them. The house was clearly built before most houses had indoor plumbing. It has ONE bathroom, which was obviously added on with bubblegum and duct tape, and it's the teeniest, tiniest, most claustrophobia-inducing little water closet that you've ever seen.

The true bummer is that the rest of the house is perfect (for me, anyway). Big rooms. Lotsa light. The kitchen would need, well, everything, but with being at The Co-op every day, I would have no problem living off of a microwave, a toaster oven, and leftovers for a good long while. But a bathroom with no tub, that's not even wide enough to install one? Ack.

I've got calls in to Nick and Randy (my favorite green house remodeling guys), but it's looking like creating a bathroom that would make me happy would involve reinventing the wheel. Nobody buys the first house that they see ... right? Meh.

Oh, and I did my good deed for the day too: I put in about 45 minutes phone banking at the newly-opened local Obama headquarters. So go me.



*Note: By "my very first house" I mean the very first house that a realtor walked me through and tried to sell to me, and not (necessarily) that I intend to buy this one.

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papilio_luna
Mar. 12th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
We didn't even buy the first two houses that we thought we were totally going to buy (made offers and everything). It takes some time, but it's so worth it when you find the house you've always wanted.
papilio_luna
Mar. 12th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
And also, I totally went to Obama headquarters on Monday and donated money and they gave me a button, but I had to keep the button on the DL because they said they weren't really giving them out. I feel special :)
hopita
Mar. 12th, 2008 04:57 pm (UTC)
I was given a yard sign on the DL. I wonder if this is a plot to make us *all* feel special? Whatever. It's working. :)
badrahessa
Mar. 12th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
***squeeeee**

House hunting is fun, even when you aren't in the market ( atleast to me )

If you get a fixer-upper I pledge to come up and help you with a project. It's somehow funner to do other people's projects than my own *crazy, I know*
hopita
Mar. 12th, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thus far it seems less like a fixer-upper and more like a start-from-scratcher. I'm gonna keep looking.
ratphooey
Mar. 12th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Keep looking.

You'll know when you find the right house for you.
varro
Mar. 12th, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC)
Decent location, but if the house costs less than a car, then you're looking at a ton of money to make it habitable as more than a squat.

(I'd like to live within biking distance of the Church Brew Works...:)
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