For those who don't have a predilection for watching movies from the '40s and '50s, when the Bowery Boys were popular, you're missing something.
Missing what, I'm not exactly sure, but you're missing it.
They spoke with a stereotypical New York accent, and were wildly popular at the time. And in at least one of their many films, uttered the line which is the title of this post.
But I digress.
We went through five more houses last evening. It would have been six, but one had received two offers that day, and we elected not to waste time touring a home which was probably on its way to a sale already.
We drove ... we climbed lots of stairs ... measured, explored, saw garages and closets and kitchens and decks and bedrooms and bathrooms and ... and ... and ...
And we saw way too many large square-footage homes with too many tiny rooms, making a 3,000 sq.ft. house feel like a rats' maze, instead. Too many recently-built homes with identical hollow-core, six-panel doors, and white paint everywhere.
Too many felt like a Barbie house. No personality, you know?
To be fair, some also had some really nice features. Many had very expensive kitchens, but tiny living rooms. And it begs the question: if you're going to build a five-bedroom house, wouldn't you think enough occupants to need five bedrooms would also need a place to sit down?
Most of you know what a home search is like, so I won't go on. You're welcome.
But we had fallen in love with the home pictured in my previous post, just looking at the pics on-line. Last night's visit merely cemented that feeling, and we found ourselves comparing every subsequent house to that one. And each failed on important comparisons.
So we'll see if the sellers accept our offer, and go from there.
Oh - about the title of this post? I'm tired, and would rather be home than at work, this morning. Tired, but elated to have found such a wonderful place for my family to live. And after more than a dozen years in the "big city" of Anchorage, it's nice to be getting back to a wooded, country setting. I can relax there. :)