I wanted to sell our house. Why? Well, it turns out I really like to move. But the Ogre, as with many Ogres, does not like change, does not like to get rid of unused belongings, and has that whole practical side to him.
So when asked what it was about our house that was making me want to move, I made up a list of things we need to make this house as good as moving.
Garbage Disposal (bad reason to move, easy to install, by trained professionals)
Dining room addition or 3 seasons room. I would like a dining room, but I really just want the 3 seasons room.
And finally an electric fireplace. No, really a finished basement where the boys can go with their toys, and friends, and then a finished spare bedroom, guest room thing.
The fireplace was mentioned to the Ogre at lunch by Dee herself. We happened to drop into Lowes after a stop at Olde Peninsula (I broke my beer glass at home and had to get it replaced. Try the Vanilla Stout, it's smooth.)
Anyway, magically, electric fireplaces were on clearance. Oddly, when it's 40 degrees in January in Michigan, winter supplies don't seem to sell. Odd. Because our basement is stocked with canned food, blankets, spare heaters, and anti neighbor devices in case those fools think we will share our emergency blizzard supplies with them. Stupid grasshoppers.