My best friend (“Goose”) and her husband bought their first house this past weekend, and I don’t think I could possibly be happier for them! It’s an adorable starter home, and I cannot even begin to describe how jealous I am that she’s going to have kitchen counter space. And a washing machine. And a giant closet… the list could go on and on.
But while the Mister and I were flipping through the pictures on Goose’s facebook profile, and he zoomed through the most important images, I realized a very major and important difference between he and I.
“Hey! Go back!”
“Back to what?”
“The kitchen! You didn’t even let me look at the kitchen!”
“It’s just a kitchen.”
“Well that’s just the yard. I don’t care about the yard. I want to look at the kitchen!”
**Blank, confused stare from the Mister**
He didn’t even want to look at the kitchen!!! I was in shock. While I wanted to examine every detail of the countertops, backsplash design, appliances and room layout… he just wanted to flip through and look at the yard. The yard! Yes, a yard is nice and I’m happy they have one, but the kitchen is infinitely more important. To have the cabinets just right, enough counter space the right distance apart, all the proper utilities… how could you NOT be concerned about that???
I can see us now, looking at houses (or even just apartments) someday in the future:
Me: “Oh, honey! Look at the big windows in this kitchen! I love the counter space!”
Realtor: “The kitchen appliances are all being included by the owners.”
Me: “Did you hear that, honey? The appliances are included!”
Mister: “Ok. What type of grass is in the yard? Is this area zoned for cows?”
Realtor: “Zoned for cows?”
Me: “Honey, did you see the size of this pantry?!”
Mister: “Yes. Cows. For the yard.”
You see how this is going? There’s going to be a house someday with the perfect kitchen, and we’re not going to buy it because it doesn’t have the right kind of grass or something.
Actually, no, that’s not going to happen. Because if I find the perfect kitchen – or really, at this point, if I find any decent counter space at all – I’m going to duct tape myself to it and refuse to move until it’s mine.
Even if the current homeowners have to cook around me.
(Did I mention Goose is going to have counter space????) 🙂
What did your first home look like? What features does your ideal home have?
**Oh, and a note for last week’s readers: The chicken coop pictured in the blog is not the same coop we found at Tractor Supply Company. The TSC website would not let me steal that picture, so I Googled “fancy chicken coop” and found the one I used. For all the women who have asked my mother-in-law where they can buy that chicken coop (you do realize I was referring to it as a crazy contraption, right?), the one we saw was the same style pictured here: http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/ware-manufacturing-premium-chick-n-barn–nest-box-kit