Sunday, October 26, 2008

House hunting and other amusements

Found a link to this web site recently. It contains all the geeky and non-geeky IT humour with some exceptions. Well, it puts a smile on my haggard old features. It is hereby added to the sidebar.

Today is a house hunting day. Today Wife and I will be driving around (Much less painful now gas is down to 109.9 a litre locally) visiting all the "Open houses" (Houses for sale which have been spiffed up for visitors) in a given area. Not that we're going to buy anything yet, we're just shopping for ideas to get an idea of what's available. We have our roles for this exercise; I will alternately dazzle with brilliance and baffle with bullshit, and Wife will switch between making notes, going 'Ooo' at interesting features, and acting as my 'straight man' in our well rehearsed double act.

Aims and objectives are;
1) Finding stuff we like
2) Finding stuff we like but is impractical
3) Seeing how much leeway there is in asking prices
4) Watching the Realtors eyes glaze over as I ask ever more questions they cannot possibly know the answers to (Always a good one to get away from a 'pressure sell')

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