If you feel like we don't see enough of each other, I have a solution: Buy my friends' house!
Our best friends are moving out of the province because they're "building their dream home". Stupid awesome house on stupid awesome piece of land. So yeah, I'm a bit upset about that.
But more to the point, I'm really going to miss their house. Their house and I have a lot of history.
When Trav and I moved here, we need to find apartments so our wives would also come to live with us. We somehow ended up talking to a real estate agent in the mall and that led us to talking about buying instead of renting and a short time later we were driving around looking at houses.
I don't remember how many homes we looked at... there were a few that were just damn ugly, a few that were okay, and a couple that made the short list. But there was one that made Trav giggle like a school girl. I watched him flit from room to room while his inner monologue went something like this:
This place is awesome! Wait, I can't get too excited about this. I can't own a house. But this is awesome! No, I have to be level headed about this... what will Alex think? Oh, I bet we could get some french doors here and that would seal off the living room... and the fish tank could go here... and the basement is so big! And the garage! I could put the Seven away for the winter...I can't buy a house...
It also helped that Trav speaks out loud when he has an inner monologue going.
He was still fighting it out, but I knew that he was going to buy the house. I totally stepped out of line as the Voice of Reason in the situation and said "Trav, you are totally buying this house."
And he did. And it was awesome.
There have been a lot of birthday parties, celebrations, visitors, wasted afternoons, movie nights and just all around fun at this house. I've invested a lot of energy in visiting them and taking advantage of all that the house has to offer. Energy that I don't want to lose.
So do me a favor and buy my friends' house so I can keep going back to hang out there. Fair warning: if you do buy the house, you may find a tear rolling down my cheek on occassion when I come to visit.
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