it feels a bit odd to be shopping for a home. a home is such a personal thing, i feel as if it shouldn't be dealt with the same way as acquiring a new pair of jeans is. but how else do you find a place to live?
i've been on craig's list everyday now for the last two weeks. just last night i came across a listing for a place i'd previously written off but when i showed it to M, he became as wooed by it's granite countertops and wood floors as i was.
and so i called. there's something about actually making contact with a poster on craig's list that makes this whole process very real to me. i have to actually reach out of my comfort zone and interact with someone i know nothing about, asking questions that could possibly determine where i spend the next 2-3 years of my life.
M also made a good point last night, i work at home. while this seems like a stating of the obvious, it means that where we end up moving will be what i see all day, every day. if it's only 700 sq ft, well then i will live in 700 sq ft every day. sometimes you can deal with where you live b/c you get to escape it a bit when you go to work. but this is not the case for me. my home is where i am nearly 24/7. and in that case, maybe it is worth a couple more dollars to make it nice.