Top Ten Things I Learned About Owning a Home
10. You love the house when you buy it, and then proceed to change everything.
9. You must have a place to put coats, besides the guest bedroom.
8. If you live with a guy, he will attempt to convert an old house into a 21st century technological hub, running wires and cables through walls that clearly don’t want them, but the digital music and wireless Internet is worth it.
7. If your basement has a drop-panel ceiling, leave it alone. You don’t know what’s hiding up there.
6. Kelly was right about the pool boy thing. It’s the only way to go. Hot tubs from here on out.
5. Before selecting a house, make sure there is a good spot for the Christmas tree.
4. Old with Character is better than New and Boring, but you'll be doing a lot more work.
3. Hardwood floors are nice if you have a dog, awful if you have a baby.
2. No matter how long you live there, about the time you get everything just how you like it, you’ll be preparing to move.
1. The previous owners were giving away a big part of their lives to a couple of young, clueless kids. A million stories, momentous events, and priceless memories happened in this home, and with the initialing of a document, it was passed on to someone who would wipe the slate clean and start creating their own. Bittersweet… and now I understand.