Tuesday, January 31, 2012
We looked at a home today: beautiful, in Kailua, near the elementary. Not such a great price, and not quite finished yet either. The landlord was helping me imagine my perfect studio on the back lanai, which was not yet constructed, although promised in the next two weeks. There is also to be a pergola all along the back (not so distant) fence. It was a great dream she and I were having, but my husband wasn't having any. He looked at me a bit sideways as I ooo d and aaah d as I turned every corner. Of course she loved our credit score and the bio trev gave her. I thought for sure I could make up the extra five hundred dollars a month with a complete studio on the premises and my children all at the same school, in walking distance and the Kailua's year-round farmers market so close also. It was a grand life I imagined leading there in that scarcely finished but beautiful house. Have I told you yet it was BEAUTIFUL? I was a bit offended when my husband didn't believe in this dream of mine. So I began to look for ways out, ways not to be mad at the poor guy. Well, it isn't exactly finished and what if it isn't finished in a timely manner, or never finished at all. And the backyard will have no privacy until the pergola is finished AND covered with vines. Didn't I notice the dirt was all turned up in several places too? It will be all over our ten feet and all over my house! So, I can barely wait until tomorrow night. We have high hopes for this property we have been waiting so long to see. It sounds like it might be just right for us. Us meaning the family. I have no clue whether or not it will work for my pottery. The landlord is old, eccentric, and too afraid to give us the address ahead of time. Neither could she meet us at any earlier time. So we've been holding out, well not really. We haven't found anything, before today, we were happy with. I'm just glad HE'S the picky one. He always holds out and finds the greatest places. But I'm not so sure I can hold out as long as him this time. God help me!