Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Little Request

Considering the latest news on the housing front, I thought it might be a good time to show a little love to This D*mn House.

Dear House, Sometimes I get very annoyed with you. You’re too small. You’re old. You’re expensive. You’re much too needy.

But, at the end of the day, you’re mine. They can’t take you away. (Unless I don’t pay the taxes.) I’m not even ashamed to claim you anymore. In fact, I’m rather proud. So, we might as well face facts: We’re stuck with each other. While the mother still likes to daydream and regularly checks out the real estate sections, I don’t torture myself with them anymore. I’ve accepted that I’m not going anywhere. I've made my peace with it.

Things are getting off to a slow start this year, I know. But, the almost continuous worship at your altar that’s been under way for most of the last three years (and a good chunk of the past two decades, though more sporadically) is about to resume. Thanks to the economy, I’m just not sure how much worshipping we can do.

Please recognize that an awful lot of nice things have been done for you in the past 18 months or so. And a lot more things are on the horizon. So please, be cooperative. Be patient. Be helpful.
That’s not asking for too much, is it?


Gene said...

Dear NV,

You leave me each day with Toby the nutcase for company. He's cute and all, but well, he's NUTS! I catch him trying to figure out how to work your computer to subscribe to the "salmon on the month club", but mostly he and the other furbutts are lying around sleeping every day. Me, I work hard. I keep out the cold (mostly), the rain, the dark of night, and what thanks do I get? Left with a nutcase.


Vicki said...

I hope to be able to write a letter like this one day. 7+ years to go, most likely.

StuccoHouse said...

Good. I'm not the only one that talks to my house.

Jayne said...

I LOVE Gene's letter from the house to you! =) I talk to my house, too--and my car, and the carport roof, and the shed door that's hard to close. Glad I'm not the only one!

NV said...

Gene -- Definitely gets the prize for entertainment and originality! Thanks for the laugh. Of course the mother is here all day, too ...

V -- For now, relish the joys of not having to deal with absolutely every little thing that crops up1 :-)

Stucco, Jayne -- I think if you DIY, you almost HAVE to talk to the house at some point. I feel a "talk to the door 'cause the house ain't listenin" moment coming!

srowell01 said...

Ha! I love it!