Adventures in House Hunting

So, we found this awesome wall art in a house. I think it might be early Picasso, what do you think?

BTW, looked up the word “SLAG” apparently it’s a term used in the United Kingdom to describe a “promiscuous” woman - well alright then.

Apparently its National Vodka Day. House Hunting would greatly improve if I could bring this along…Cheers!

Apparently its National Vodka Day. House Hunting would greatly improve if I could bring this along…Cheers!

collegehumor:

Slide to Nowhere
Line on up, kids. The Pawnee slide awaits.

I’m surprised this hasn’t shown up in the backyards of the houses we’ve seen! They get bonus points for referencing Parks and Recreation.

collegehumor:

Slide to Nowhere

Line on up, kids. The Pawnee slide awaits.

I’m surprised this hasn’t shown up in the backyards of the houses we’ve seen! They get bonus points for referencing Parks and Recreation.

(Source: reddit.com)

Seriously? They don’t even have a dog! We would have known because the little boy who lives there followed us around pointing out all the damage in the house…. he loved showing us the water damage! (His father was too lazy to get off his bed) But really, what gets a door like that?

Seriously? They don’t even have a dog! We would have known because the little boy who lives there followed us around pointing out all the damage in the house…. he loved showing us the water damage! (His father was too lazy to get off his bed) But really, what gets a door like that?

Random Pencil Sharpeners: Ok, so this is actually not the first one we’ve seen. I wish I had been keeping count, but we’ve seen probably about a dozen of these in random places throughout old homes. The basement staircase seems to be the most popular, but we have found them in bedrooms and kitchens as well.
It’s always nice having a freshly sharpened pencil!

Random Pencil Sharpeners: Ok, so this is actually not the first one we’ve seen. I wish I had been keeping count, but we’ve seen probably about a dozen of these in random places throughout old homes. The basement staircase seems to be the most popular, but we have found them in bedrooms and kitchens as well.

It’s always nice having a freshly sharpened pencil!

Anyone want to go for a swim?
Just in case you can’t tell….that water is black. And yes, people were living in the house.
I just don’t get it…

Anyone want to go for a swim?

Just in case you can’t tell….that water is black. And yes, people were living in the house.

I just don’t get it…

This is a shout out to the “Adventures with Oma” blog: http://danersmarie.tumblr.com/
It looks like Oma isn’t the only one who celebrates Christmas and the birth of Jesus all year round. Found this Nativity and snowman out on display in one of the houses.

This is a shout out to the “Adventures with Oma” blog: http://danersmarie.tumblr.com/

It looks like Oma isn’t the only one who celebrates Christmas and the birth of Jesus all year round. Found this Nativity and snowman out on display in one of the houses.

Road Blocks:
For those of you wondering, since starting this quest we’ve seen about 50 to 60 houses. We put one offer on a bank owned house. It seems the bank didn’t even know they had the house until we made the offer. Great right? Who would miss something they didn’t know they had. Wrong! The bank decided they wanted it and would sell it in auction instead of selling it to us, awesome. Disappointing yes, but ok fine, we had more to see.
Then we found a great house with everything we wanted and put in a very nice offer only to find that someone had just beat us to it and the seller didn’t want to have a bidding war. Really? Really?!?! The light at the end of the tunnel went from bright and big to small and dismal. Exhaustion, disappointment, and utter frustration had all set in making this a bitter pill to swallow. The next morning I had tears in my eyes as I watched HGTV, thinking, I want a kitchen that I hate and a bathroom I have to redo! After some sleep and maybe a drink a two, I’m back to being positive and remembering all things happen for a reason. Third times a charm?!
And on the plus side, I’ll have more adventures to post which makes me happy and is great for my sanity in this long, long journey. So thank you to anyone who reads this for keeping me sane!

Road Blocks:

For those of you wondering, since starting this quest we’ve seen about 50 to 60 houses. We put one offer on a bank owned house. It seems the bank didn’t even know they had the house until we made the offer. Great right? Who would miss something they didn’t know they had. Wrong! The bank decided they wanted it and would sell it in auction instead of selling it to us, awesome. Disappointing yes, but ok fine, we had more to see.

Then we found a great house with everything we wanted and put in a very nice offer only to find that someone had just beat us to it and the seller didn’t want to have a bidding war. Really? Really?!?! The light at the end of the tunnel went from bright and big to small and dismal. Exhaustion, disappointment, and utter frustration had all set in making this a bitter pill to swallow. The next morning I had tears in my eyes as I watched HGTV, thinking, I want a kitchen that I hate and a bathroom I have to redo! After some sleep and maybe a drink a two, I’m back to being positive and remembering all things happen for a reason. Third times a charm?!

And on the plus side, I’ll have more adventures to post which makes me happy and is great for my sanity in this long, long journey. So thank you to anyone who reads this for keeping me sane!

I call this a Toilet Sweater!
So.. do you vacuum this?

I call this a Toilet Sweater!

So.. do you vacuum this?

To HipHopManager

Yes! All three doors were closets in a bedroom! Sadly, the “prize” behind each was an extremely tight space. Better luck next time!