Hi, my name is Sarah and, yes, I am addicted to houses. I’m talking CRAZY addicted, like prowling around at night (under the guise of walking my dog) just so I can get a peek into the lighted windows of houses. I have been accused of house stalking before (I’ve had co-workers tell me they noticed my car slowly rolling through their neighborhood, wondering if I was casing out the ‘hood.) I have even tip-toed inside vacant houses that were for sale – but only when the doors were left unlocked! (I’ve never broken down a door to get in a house, though a couple of times it was very tempting.)
No, I’m not a robber, or a peeping tom. I just REALLY love houses! Okay, I do tend to be a little obsessive-compulsive, neurotic, even frazzled. I am a recovering social worker, after all. To satisfy my compulsive house love, I engage in chronic house-peeping. I house peep all around my town and the state of Colorado where I have lived for the past ten years. I also house-peep on-line, via magazines, and through endless real estate listings.
Speaking of real estate, I am so crazy about houses that I have already bought (loved) and sold four of them by the age of 34! My current “fix” is an 1870’s Gothic Revival brick home that I purchased in 2010 and have slowly been working on. No doubt to sell some time soon so that I can move on to my next house obsession!
I live in a small town in Colorado with my two young kids (husband works out-of-town so I am free to be house crazy without his reality check – most of the time). I am also the published author of two fiction novels, and though they are not specifically about houses, they do prominently feature houses.
I have been known to go on cross-country house-hunting trips, and even north-of-the-border house-hunting trips (as I am originally from Canada). Feel free to join me on my descent into pure and utter house madness as I frantically document my every fix on my blog: House Crazy!
disclaimer: this blog utilizes a tongue-in-cheek format, so it is not meant to be taken too seriously