Thursday, May 8, 2008

Vicarious Living

For whatever reason, I've recently become addicted to HGTV. Even if I'm doing other things, I have that channel on in the background (like right's "Spice Up My Kitchen"). Shawn will even occasionally humor me and let me watch HGTV when he's home. Although I do enjoy the design shows, the ones I like most have to do with buying a home. There's "My First House," "What's My House Worth?," "National Open House," "Hidden Potential," "Designed to Sell"...and those are just the ones that I can think of off the top of my head.
We don't own a house. We never have. We'd like to. :)

Right now, we're renting a condo. It's a very nice condo, and frankly, it's ridiculously inexpensive for the town we live in. However, I pretty much filled the place when I lived here by myself. Now that Shawn has moved in, we're overflowing. I find myself watching these shows on HGTV and fantasizing about moving. Sometime relatively soon, we'll be making some major decisions. We may end up moving to the Seattle area. I have to admit...just in case, I've started looking online at places to rent. If we stay in Colorado, we'll probably be moving "down the hill" to make for an easier commute for Shawn. Just in case, I've started looking online at places to buy.

I'm excited at the prospect of moving somewhere soon that will be "our" place! In the meantime, I'll live vicariously through my friends. A couple of the Knotties have recently bought and moved into new homes. I love looking at their pictures. Another Knottie is moving to Boston soon, and I'm looking forward to seeing her pictures. I just have to tell myself that it'll be our turn soon!

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

i'm a fan of hgtv as well!! and we too are renters (though with no intentions of buying anytime soon--thank you military life)

i could just sit and watch for hours and hours (confession: sometimes i do :))