But I won’t waste time aplogizing for lost time. Nor will I bother to make excuses or promises going forward, only to say thank you to those who have expressed an interest in these musings. It makes it much easier to carve out the time to write when you know there are people willing to read.
This Monday morning felt like a good time to get back into the blogosphere as The Wife and I share a joint rejuvenation from our brief trip to the Adirondacks this weekend. There must be something about the transition between the phases of dripping sweat while marching up and down a mountain to cooling off in a calm, cool lake that clears the mind and allows a greater sense of focus.
We have been meeting with a Realtor and searching for a house. Despite the apparent abundance of housing stock in the city of Rochester we continue to be incapable of finding one that suite our particular requirements on our more particular budget. A direct response to this familiar scenario is a continual change in priorities and locations. We have widened our search so drastically that it is difficult to decipher exactly what we are looking for now. It was perhaps a result of this bewildered mentality that caused us to begin considering the proposition of purchasing land and a cabin in the mountains of the Adirondacks and resolving ourselves as renters in Rochester for the near future.
The thought hasn’t fully permeated yet, and while there are many attractive prospects to the proposal, there are many complications as well. But these are the sort of radical ideas that flourish between the shallow lakes and tall mountains in the great park.
As we have received a substantial amount of advice on the issue of purchasing a home to this point, we are not adverse to collecting a bit more. What do you think?
Should we get our heads out of the clouds and settle for a quaint suburban ranch and quarter acre like the vast majority of other first time home buyers?
or shoot for the stars and jump into a “vacation property” and worry about a home later?
or stick it out with the knowledge that at some point a unique home that suites our personalities will come along within reach of our grasp?
B.T.W. if you were interested in the post I did about the Mushroom House in Perinton last year, you will be interested to know that it is again on the market, currently a steal at $1.1 million. Listing Here.
Also, the photos found above are from other exploits from the beginning of the summer: Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, a foggy overlook at Ohiopyle State Park, PA, and an all-time highlight for the summer season, cooking over an open fire.