Monday, March 26, 2007

Pretend shopping

Good morning all...I am sure that you were crying uncontrollably for most of the week because you didn't get daily blogs from me, but never fear...I am back to my daily self again:-) Dry those eyes!!!

The trip was awesome. The beach was beautiful, the house was beautiful, the kids were really well-behaved, everyone had fun. Other than the medical scare, everything went really well. The whole "have to go back to work" thing is a bit of a drag, but what can you do?

I had sort of a "moment" on Friday afternoon. We were sitting on the beach and I was kind of daydreaming and thinking about stuff. I am not really sure what everyone was talking about because I was only like 10% listening. Munchkin and her friends were swimming and I was kind of admiring the beauty of the sun sparkling off of the ocean. I got to thinking about how I ended up where I am, and about the little one, and honestly, I was feeling pretty proud of myself. I don't want to sound like I am bragging, but I am not half-bad at this motherhood thing;-)

Enough of that, though. Does anyone else like to go imaginary house shopping? I love it...I will almost always stop into an Open House if I walk by a sign. And since Sundays are Open House days, and this is a busy time of year, there were tons of them yesterday. It was a pretty nice day, so Munchkin, Smoking Hot Roommate and I went for a mid-day walk down Commonwealth Avenue (after stopping at Dunkin Donuts, of course).

I think we went into six different condos that were open, all kind of small and grossly expensive...lol. Two bedrooms and 1,000 square feet will probably run you somewhere close to $600,000. That doesn't include parking, either. A million bucks probably gets you 1,400 square feet, give or take. It is a little bit depressing, to be honest. Herb Chambers (for the non-locals, he owns a bunch of car dealerships) has his five story, 9,000 square foot town house listed for like $15 million...you know, just in case you are interested... (no, that one does not have open houses;-))

So, I think I have kind of a big work thing coming up. My role in it is not quite hammered out yet, but I think it will keep me very busy for the next month, at least. I think I will be traveling, too...but hopefully not too much. Smoking Hot Roommate is going to be traveling a lot as well (as always) which means I would have to figure out some child care issues. Hopefully, it is not too much to work out...I really don't want to beg out of important work things if I don't have to.

Anywho...hope everyone had a good week:-) Back to the grind...

5 comments:

Still just me said...

Logan and I go "house shopping" all the time. We drive around and go to all the open houses. We do make sure to tell the realtor on site that we are just dreaming and not in the market to buy. I haven't had one yet refuse me the ability to look around.

Accidentally Me said...

They won't ever care, unless you are really obnoxious. They always want you to come through because A) you could change your mind, B) you might know someone who says they are looking and you tell them you saw a great house, and C) it makes it look more desirable to the other people walking through the house.

There is no downside, so even when you say "just poking around" they are usually happy to have you there.

socal sweetie said...

Wow, those condos are really expensive!! I thought that condos in La Jolla were super expensive, but they're not even that much unless they are ridiculously nice.

I love to look at model homes and stuff...and as college students we've been looking around different apartment complexes in La Jolla...but the employees are soo condescending to us...which is pretty lame since 80% of the people that live in apartments in La Jolla are students...

I love the comments you leave because you always express the same feelings/opinions that my best friend has...haha

Jordan said...

I love house shopping too.. (well, walking through model homes). I recently went through the model homes here (for what you can buy in this area for 400-600k) and took pics of all the kitchens... next, I think I'll go through the community down the road that says "Now selling: Starting at 1.5 million.." I think I'll take pics of their kitchens too. haha

brookem said...

glad you had such a nice trip!