It's a Whole Other Country

It's a Whole Other Country

It's a Whole Other Country

Our family's search for a house
Feb. 16 2009 9:58 AM

It's a Whole Other Country

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We should have gone to this

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this weekend, but we’re in the

visiting family. Being here has given us (or me, anyway) a whole new perspective on the house hunt.

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I mean, why live in

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when you can live in

? Just a glance at the listings and a drive through town opens up a world of possibilities:

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 with

after

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in our price range. Factor in the nice weather (minus the scorching summers) and the free baby-sitting (and did I mention all the

and

?), and it’s enough to make a girl want to buy a ten-gallon hat and hang it on a rack in

.



There’s just that pesky matter of our employment. But, hey, Michael, it’s only a four-hour plane trip—almost like the Beltway on a (very) bad day.