We've seen lots of places that are fine, and some, I admit that are more functional -- this is on the high end of our price range and a lot of the space is taken up by a massive roof deck that we don't really need; we'd rather have an extra room for that space. But oh, almost everything we've seen that's functional is also new, and lacking in soul. I suppose eventually it'll have soul too...but still. I love this place. It's so very very pretty.
My brain is spinning with desire and frustration.
I also only slept five hours last night. Woke up thinking about this place, couldn't sleep. We're going to back to the open house this weekend, look at it again. Should make a decision one way or another soon.
Tea, cooking. Maybe that'll settle me down.
This is not quite the first time we've chosen a place together, by the way, but almost. The last time was almost a decade ago, in Philadelphia, and a far more brutal experience. We had to move out of the place we'd been living in; I can't remember why. Landlord issues? And so we were trying to find a place quickly, in Center City, but I had no job yet and Kevin had bad credit from paying mortage bills late. We were walking from place to place on a blazing hot day, getting turned down over and over, and he was sick -- really sick. We were both just miserable, and we took the first place that would have us. So this is really the first time we've actually had the luxury to choose a place to live together; it's disconcerting, in an odd way, actually having to think about what someone else wants too. :-)
What about you guys? Any of you had difficulty coming to an agreement with your sweetie on a place for you both to live? I think I could use some collective wisdom on this. I've never actually bought property before myself...it all feels a bit unreal.