Monday, April 07, 2008

Looking at houses.

Today we went looking at houses, and we found one we might want to buy. Yay! It's pretty exciting to really and truly be preparing to move out of this apartment. Especially since the weather has warmed up, so the screaming children have once again returned to the swimming pool.

One house that we looked at and definitely didn't want (it was significantly smaller than what we were looking for, and at the upper end of our price range), had a very nice back yard and some nice landscaping, except... this tree. The tree looked nice. It was covered in little white flowers. Little white flowers that reeked. And not even in a too-strong perfume kind of way. Chris described it as wet dog. Our friend who was with us said rotting flesh. And I say it smelled like half-dried dog poo. I can't imagine why anyone would plant such a tree. It was terrible. If the house had otherwise been something we were interested in, I think that would have been the deal-killer.

Anyway, I'm already daunted by the idea of packing up and moving. I have way too much stuff, especially books and craft supplies. It's definitely time to start going through and getting rid of the things that I don't really need or want. And also, I think I'll be having a moving sale over at the website. Jewelry isn't hard to move or anything, but I need an excuse for a sale, don't you think? I'll start that up soon.

There should hopefully be new jewelry on the site tomorrow. Things are crazy here this week, but I don't want to miss another update!


  1. We just moved a little over a year ago. It's amazing to see how much stuff you can accumulate!

  2. Did you look to see what kind of tree it was and how long it smells for? I heard that Female Ginko's smell.
    Cheers, Denise

  3. The amount of "stuff" really gets ridiculous sometimes. I'm going to be getting rid of a lot of things which I previously kept for sentimental reasons or due to laziness.

    It definitely wasn't a gingko tree, and even if it only smells for a few days, it's too long! No one there knew what it was. One thing I liked about the house we're considering is that the seller knew what all the plants were!