Before we bought our house, we viewed maybe a dozen other houses, some of them only from the outside.
I realize that by most people´s standards, this is not much. Thing is, we knew what we wanted. We had made a list with all the things we expected from our new home, and when we found something that ticked literally all boxes (okay, except for highspeed internet, ahem) we just went for it. And never looked back.
Well, almost. The week before we closed on our house, there was this real estate listing.. for the house above. It´s in one of our very lovely villages nearby, and people, that house is cute. It´s old and large and has a wonderful garden, and above all, it looks out over the picturesque village pond. I must admit I suddenly had doubts...but not enough to let go of what became our house.
Funny enough, the listing disappeared after one week. I have no idea whether someone bought it that quickly? I doubt it as this is not a region where houses sell after one week. Anyway... I come by this house quite often on my runs, and I sometimes I can´t help to play the "what if" game. If we had bought the other house, what would our lifes look like? Would we be as happy as we are?
Do you sometimes play the "what if" game? With houses, or ex-boyfriends, or whatever? I think it´s kind of fun, no? Oh, and would you like to see some of the houses we viewed back then?