Get this: Her husband is in the military and she has twin girls.
Should I remind you that MY husband was in the military and we have twin girls?
Isn't the world wonderfully bizarre sometimes? I love it!
In the course of our chatting, I've learned some of the stories of this house. See, this is why I prefer older houses to new ones. Old homes have souls. They have stories to tell.
True, sometimes it may not seem so romantic. Sometimes, old homes just have issues that leave you muttering under your breath.
Why in the hell is that wall there? Who thought eggplant purple was a good color for a bathroom? In what world was a tree a good idea right there? Those bears on the wallpaper are terrifying. How in the world did the last owners sleep with scary bears glaring at them every night?
For every ugly wall color, baffling shrub placement or murderous bears on wall borders, there's a story. These are stories that new owners may never know, but that those who made them will never forget. From now on, whenever I find myself wanting to ask, "Why in the world did they do THAT," I think I'm going to simply announce, "I bet there's a story behind that."