The self cleaning oven was filthy, which completely escapes me since with the push of a few buttons, it can clean itself. And the fridge? I made the near lethal mistake of opening the door. The homeowners left it full of now rotting food. Blech.
The master bedroom was a bit larger than the living room and had an adjacent bath and toilet that were right there in the room. There wasn't a door. Now I love my husband, but even after 2,200 years together, there are still some things I insist can only happen behind closed doors. Can you imagine what would get on all of your belongings with every flush? Disgusting to even think about. The straw that broke the camel's back was when my very tall husband whacked his head on the door frame going up the stairs. I think his cursing was heard downtown...something about an effing doll house, or something in that vein. You get the picture.
Now that the bubble has burst, we're back to square one. We did go see another home and while it was cutely decorated, it was tiny, too, and needed work.
I don't get the hardwood floor thing. If you're going to have them, they should be finished. Worn finishes on floors really stretch the boundaries of shabby chic. But really? The chocolate chip cookies were a nice touch, so many thanks to the homeowner for that.
This evening, we're off to see a home that was a complete remodel (I'll believe it when I see it), but lacks a garage. The price seems fairly decent and it's quite a bit larger than the other two we saw.
How expensive can a garage be?
ETA: Well here are more questions: in addition to the garage, how expensive can the closets be (because in a 3 bedroom home, there was only one), or gutters, or landscaping, or hooking up the water supply to the fridge, or a hand rail for the steps, or a gate? Because to my eye, that's what's missing. I'm sure I'm only scratching the surface in respect to the complete remodel. We were told the yard was dug up to lay new gas lines. Any bet as to what's under the 6 inches of snow? All in all? Not such a great house. The kitchen was the smallest I've ever seen.
Reminder: You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.