As I watch the programs involving people buying new homes I am struck by how materialistic and petty we seem to be as a people. I was not raised during the Depression but sometimes I feel like it. I am always aware of how much it takes to earn a dollar. I know how quickly they go and how slow they come. When I look at a house I am looking for function. I am on another world.
I watch people go into homes and listen to the comments they make. Some of them just make me scratch my head.
It is so out of date.I want to scream, “It is a house, not a fashion statement”. For the life of me I don’t understand what is wrong with a shower that delivers hot and cold water, drains properly and hides you from public view. Who cares if the tile is from the 60's? How can cabinets be out of style if they doors open and close and the shelves hold lots of stuff? Why do you need to replace appliances that work quite well just because they are white instead of stainless steel? I will admit that some people’s taste is a bit jarring but paint will cover a lot of sins and tile can be replaced.
The cabinets are not my style.
No curb appeal.
Literally nothing modern about this house.
I also notice that many of the young couples don’t seem to be planning on children. And it is amazing how many are not even married.
I can’t wait to get into our new house. It will be big enough for me to get away from the TV. Then if I ever want to, I can wander into the part that has the Big Eye. If I am not there you can start without me.
homo unius libri