Hello, up there. There. There. There.
I could imagine the echo.
Yes, my mind sometimes got away from me a bit as my dear wife Karen and I walked through the dozen houses opened up this year during the annual Syracuse Parade of Homes.
It was the best one ever.
What a gorgeous neighborhood. Come on, Powerball. Visit me in my dreams, Megamillion numbers. There may be a house or two of the great 12 not bought yet if we hit this weekend …
Seriously, though. This a street in the northern suburbs of Syracuse that is quite spectacularly adorned with houses that belong together, even though each was put up by a different builder.
Some of the houses were much too large for us to ever even want to settle into in our wildest dreams.
Some, though, the one-stories with just three bedrooms that surrounded an open concept kitchen/living room/dining room, those houses have been popping up in my thoughts since we walked through the houses on the first day of summer.
As always, the rooms were filled with fine furniture, designers names displayed and manufacturers noted along with the builders and realtors, all in the hopes that business would be drummed up during the three weekends in a row that the doors of these houses were open to the public.
Karen and I liked some of the tastes displayed and shook our heads at others.
A dozen houses, we decided, might be a lot to view in one afternoon. The styles and plans were sort of bleeding into each other in our minds.
And that was a lot of stairs.
Some of the upstairs bedrooms had window sights that made the climb quite worth it.
When we were driving home, I asked Karen what ideas she might carry back to our Little Bitty this year.
She said she’d be shopping for new matching bathroom mat and throw rug.
If you’d like to read my weekly community blog about the event on Syracuse Public Media site waer.org, click the link below.
What ideas would you like to come away with for your house this year? Is the economy good enough for you to be considering a new place to live any time soon? What’s the house in your dreams like?