Friday, May 28, 2010


Third time is the charm, they say.

We had yet another private viewing of the house scheduled this afternoon.

I don't know what changed, but today, I started to see the house in a different light.

Both figuratively, and literally.

It was the first time I viewed the house in bright daylight. The sun was kind enough to come out and shine its big happy smile for a brief moment during our inspection.

As I walked through the entrance, I started imagining a French country sitting area with white antique arm chair and itsy bitsy tea table.

As I inspected the quaint outdoor alfresco area, I started seeing how guests mingle and laugh at a candle-lit dinner party.

As I stood in the main living room facing the backyard with warm sunshine shining through the full length window, I was home.

Afterwards, we even checked out the park the house overlooks with the couple friend who came along to the inspection with their cute little 1-year old boy.

As the toddler rolled around in the grass and giggled so happily while holding my hand, I sighed and smiled.

As Bee and I drove around the quiet and serene neighbourhood, I got a taste of what it would feel like to live there.

So yes, I guess third time really is the charm.

I am charmed.