Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I always smile when I come across one of the humorous (and often useful) products from KNOCK KNOCK. And, I often have the reaction..."what a great idea...I wish I'd thought of that!".
I love that sticky note cube of the sticky cereal. So clever, right? And, I'm thinking I may need to own one of these Home Organizer Kits. We inherited one from the previous owners which just really doesn't actually contain any helpful information. It would have been handy, for instance, to know who their plumber was when our basement flooded with six inches of water on Christmas Eve. Or, perhaps how old the dryer was...the one with the parts that were cleverly glued together.
So, now that I'm on a bit of a rant...it seems like everyone loved the people who lived in our house before. They were wonderful, they took such good care of the house, etc. Someone even said to me, "Oh, you live in Mrs. Former Owner's beautiful house". "No," I wanted to say, "I live in MY beautiful house."
The problem is, our view of these people is much less than wonderful. I don't quite know how to respond when I hear people telling me of their wonderfulness. They left the house FILTHY. Which I find odd. They lived here for 22 years, and we (unfortunately) bought the house at the height of the market, so they received a very good price for it. You'd think that they would have felt that they owed it to the house to clean it up to say good bye (or maybe that's me just being sentimental). They also, clearly, "designed to sell", and covered up a lot of things like rotting wood around columns outside, glued together appliances, and a bathroom floor that I suspect is slowly leaking underneath. Not to mention much bigger issues that have cost thousands of dollars. Yes, we had a home inspector, and yes, we probably would have bought the house anyway, but I don't like the trickery. Or, the fact that the excitement of moving into our first house was diminished by having to clean their filth.
OK, I'll stop...I'm getting worked up. I think I'll just head up to OUR bedroom and get a good night's sleep!