Some of you may recall that, earlier this year, we came very close to buying a new home. In a seven-day span, we found a wonderful home, fixed up our current house, and wrote an offer … only to have to walk away when we got bad news from our accountant about how much we owed Uncle Sam.
For me, probably the biggest attraction about the other house was that there was nothing behind it but mountains and sky to the west. I took this photo tonight. This is what could’ve been:
If we’d bought that house, that would’ve been our backyard view. Every night. I’d have sat with my laptop out on the back patio and been completely unproductive.
I showed the house to Cari’s mom a couple weeks ago when she was visiting. I think she agreed with me that the house itself isn’t all that grand.
But the view is something else.
We bought our house for the view. It will be a Money Pit for the next several years while we update it. But the view is great. It doesn’t have a 3-car garage. But the view is great. It’s extremely difficult to get to the back yard! But the view is great. Storage and some rooms are oddly shaped. But the view….ahh-h-h the view..