a few days ago, Gary and I were discussing the pros and cons of renting versus owning a home. while we both agreed that we're perfectly content with renting at the moment, eventually we'd like to own a home again.
one thing we certainly haven't missed is dealing with all the headaches that come with owning a home; endless projects, fix-ups/repairs, maintenance, painting, painting, painting, and so on. oh, did I mention painting? they all amount to a great deal of time and money spent. with renting, if there's ever a problem, we just call up the landlord. furnace quit working? call the landlord. leaky dishwasher? call the landlord. toilet plugged? CALL THE LANDLORD! (okay, kidding. I meant the hubby.) plus, with no projects or yard work to tackle, that leaves every weekend FREE. yeah, baby.
on the downside, if you ever have the sudden urge to change something-- remove carpet, swap out light fixtures, or paint a wall for that matter-- well then you're pretty much out of luck. and by golly you better love tan carpet, tan walls, and ugly light fixtures. (uuuurgh.)
speaking of light fixtures, when we first moved in, the only source of light in the living room was one lone ceiling fan. and if there's anything I can't stand more, it's trying to visit in a dimly lit room. nice if you want to hide a zit or something, but c'mon, let's shed a little light on the subject! so I immediately went out and purchased a lamp for behind the couch. but this isn't your run-of-the-mill lamp, by any means. this particular one has feelings.
seriously, check it.
somedays its up:
somedays its down:
and somedays it neither up nor down:
okay, so the lamp doesn't really have feelings, it's called Kids Can't Ever Leave Anything Alone. Period. honestly, if I owned this house, I would have SO put in recessed lighting. like yesterday.
so tell me, would you rather rent or own a home? are you the project type? or would you rather just "call the landlord."
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