I have lists instead.
Things I HAD TO HAVE When I Bought My HouseLots of large windows
"interesting" "architecture" - funky doors and windows, nifty angles, etc.
a good-sized yard
lots of space between my house and my neighbors'
a large master bedroom/suite
NO homeowners association!
Of Those, I Did Not Geta good-sized yard. I got a postage stamp. Which I thought I would be fine with, but I'm not.
lots of space between houses. NEVER. AGAIN.
no homeowners association: instead, I HAVE ONE. And they're FUCKERS.
And Here's the Stuff I Don't Care About Anymorea dishwasher: I wash my dishes by hand, yo. Dishwasher = takes up what could be more storage space
Stuff I Wish I'd Thought of Thenthe quality of the appliances that the house came with
location - the next time I want to be "out in the country", I need to move to the country, not NEAR it.
more rooms than just the ones I needed, because nowadays? I want an art studio. And a dedicated
Music Room, and a mudroom/large laundry room, and and and and and.
That the fireplace I wanted? Be situated in the room where it lives in a way that makes SOME sense.
Rooms/floorplans that allow for versatility of furniture arrangement. Having spent six years thus far trying
to place a fucking couch, I'm pretty sure this was an important factor that I apparently overlooked.
The electrical box in the front yard: I thought, "Oh, who cares, I'll just plant some crap around it and it'll
be fine." It's NOT. *^&!@#!$ electrical box!
(But hey - it's my first house. Like I knew what I was doing! Actually, I did my homework - and I came out better off than most first-time homeowners, in most respects).
What I Wish I Was Doing Right NowANYTHING else but sitting in this stupid office. *repeatedly bashing head against wall*