I bought a house sight unseen!
In the midst of my kitchen renovation, I bought a house sight unseen. It must have been a great deal because as I wandered through the old rancher seeing the outdated bathrooms (light blue toilet and sink, mismatched and missing wall tiles) and tiny kitchen with one small row of cabinets, I was not sure what I had gotten myself into. I am in the midst of spending a good deal of money on the brand new cabinets, granite and appliances in the house I already have, what was I thinking?
I continued through the house, there was still furniture and rugs everywhere. The previous owner had left furniture stuffed in the master bedroom. It included 3 beds, all made up and ready for guests and four dressers, making the room seem small and cramped, but upon further investigation, was actually quite spacious! There didn't appear to be many closets. The next room housed a mahogany 4 poster bed and dressers, really quite beautiful, I had always wanted a four poster bed. There was an "I Love Lucy" Mural painted on the wall. It looked as if the wall had been painted around the mural, but the mural was left in tact.
I must have skipped over the living and dining rooms as I made my way into the basement only to find what seemed to be a loading dock with waves rolling right up under the open wall, I couldn't figure out what the body of water was behind the house, I would have to investigate further. More very narrow steps led me to another loading dock type area with no way to get down to the huge washer and dryer hooked up below. Suddenly behind me, two Spanish speaking women appeared and tried to explain to me how to get to the laundry area. Apparently they had worked for the previous owner and expected to continue to work for me, the new owner!
I walked down another stairwell into the basement, a strange area, a mix of modern and ancient! There were curio cabinets lined up along one entire wall, many over flowing with jewelry, mostly costume, but who knew.
A mailman came to the basement door, walked in, handed me a stack of mail and proceeded to take 4 small items from a box on top of one of the cabinets. I was shocked! I told him he needed to put them back, he wouldn't. I had no idea what was there, or the value of what he was trying to take. I called the police, they came to the door in what seemed like minutes and began to write a report.
...and that is when I woke up, exhausted from a very vivid dream. My first thought upon waking? Gotta get this in a blog! Anybody want to do an analysis?
I bought a house sight unseen, would you?
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