This weekend we executed the contract to sell our house. If everything goes according to plan, we will close on April 25 and then lease back another month. So that means we have until May 25 to move into another house. We are hoping to put in an offer this week. More news to come. Yee-haw!
As I've mentioned before, looking for homes in the country has been quite an education for those of us who've spent our entire adult lives in the city. Looking for homes in TEXAS country is even more interesting.
Now, even if you haven't been to Texas yet, I'm sure you've heard of our legendary pride. Even though most of us haven't ridden a horse but a few times in our lives, an amazing number of folks find themselves drawn to decorate their homes with saddles, cowboy boots, and spurs. Some even go for rough hewn furniture, and accessorize their homes with junk that grandma would have been embarrassed to have hiding behind the barn. Of course, Texas paraphernalia, including flags and the Texas Star, is hugely popular here.
I've gotten used to seeing even more of this overboard-Texas/country business on our journeys out to the country. So much so, I've thought how cool it would be to have a big Texas Star on a wrought iron gate at the entrance to my little spread out on the prairie.
However, here's one house our realtor wanted us to see, but I just had to draw the line.
Not only is there a gun on the wall, and not only is the Texas flag on virtually every item in this room, folks, there is a URINAL in this bathroom!
Of course Dennis and Neal-13 thought it was awesome.
Ruthie-4 said, "Oooooh, can I sit on the little potty?"