Wednesday, May 28, 2003


As some of you may know, the wife and I were looking for a house (ours is now on the market). At one point, we thought we had found the house we wanted (and despite trying not to, we really wanted it).

Well, those hopes are dashed now. As it turns out, there was a reason the house was on the market for 140 days: it has mold and radon problems.

While those problems are a lot easier to deal with than the previous half-week long position of "don't bother buying this house" we got from the seller's agent, they do teach us an important lesson: Don't get attached to something you can't have. Now when we look for the next house, I will be much more reserved in my enthusiasm, until such time as we know for sure it's a buyable home.

Until then, I'll be counting unhatched chickens.

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