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Guess who never got a Barbi dream home?

I kid you not, Peter sent me this picture with the phrase “what if we could talk them down 50,000$?”

Well, honey, we’d have the nicest meth lab on the block!

This is why he needs to stop watching those Home and Garden shows where they take 2000$ and build a 5000 sq foot addition onto the house!

Now, I found this one….all we have to do is sell the children on a Thai black market and put Peter’s kidneys up on Ebay and we’ll have enough for a down payment on that patch of shrub next to the right of the curve of the driveway.

You looked for the shrub didn’t you.


15 Comments on “Guess who never got a Barbi dream home?”

  1. #1 Laura
    on Mar 20th, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Well, on the bright side, you'd never run out of water!

    And if you ended up with the big house the kids would never stop arguing about who gets the tower bedroom.:WINK

    Hope your day was better today…

    A Faithful Reader

  2. #2 Dawn.
    on Mar 20th, 2008 at 4:47 am

    Yeah, I looked! You could build a fantastic garden shed in the front garden – it just might spoil the ambience of the place though!!

    Hope you have a good day today.

  3. #3 Shelley
    on Mar 20th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Tell Peter if you got a couple of goats he'd never have to mow the grass and you'd probably fit right into the neighborhood 🙂

  4. #4 Julie Vercouteren
    on Mar 20th, 2008 at 10:32 am


    I love the water tower behind the house Pete picked out!! Hey- I guess you just need to be more creative huh? I guess it doesn't look that bad to me considering I live in a 100 year old home that needs a desperate paint job and other things (like windows- yes we have the original pulley windows, no central air, radiator heat, etc.). But we love this house!!!

    Anyway, I'm sure you and Pete can meet somewhere in the middle right?

    Have fun in the searching…..


  5. #5 Debbie HAle
    on Mar 20th, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can SO relate! In our fifteen years of marriage, we've moved a total of 9 times, and we are about to move again – this time back to our "hometown" in Texas where we'd better sprout roots. Anyway, he was looking at some houses in Houston a couple of days ago, and the things he picks out for me to look at, are just terrible! I figured out a long time ago, that men in general just don't get it. If it wasn't for us, they'd be happy in a run-down hole, with clothes and dirty dishes piled in the sink. HA!

    Anyway, just keep looking! You'll find something. I'm glad you're having a better day today!

  6. #6 Angela
    on Mar 21st, 2008 at 7:33 am

    Pete, You need to spend a little more time with a realiter who might have better options. lol
    Anissa, stay put until he moves you all in a neighborhood in the right school district!
    Kids, Daddy was just teasing, he knows he could get a reaction from mommy. Does dad even own a saw?

    That was way to funny, how many square feet was it anyway? It looks bigger than our house. It has two outhouses right?

    Fun days! Continue to feel better!

  7. #7 Angela
    on Mar 21st, 2008 at 7:35 am

    I will personally come and take the video shoot for "Extreme Home Makeover"

  8. #8 Greg
    on Mar 22nd, 2008 at 7:00 am

    A little bit of paint, maybe some vinyl sideing and you are in business. The kids can climb up on the water tower when they graduate and spray paint their names. If that house has a good roof – with a basement there must be lots of room – it could be a winner!

  9. #9 Peter Mayhew
    on Mar 22nd, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    I was actually envisioning my son having to climb up that water tower to defend his sisters' honor!

    Ok, so bad redneck joke.

    I want to assure everyone who has sent me emails on the matter, it was a joke. Hear that mom? I promise that whatever house we do wind up with, it'll be a nice one…in a nice neighborhood…with at at least 2 walls holding it up….and your grandkids won't have to walk further than a half a mile to the well.

  10. #10 Alayna
    on Mar 22nd, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    The water tower is what I noticed too! At least you'd have good water pressure! And the Extreme Home Makeover would be a definite possibility – think about it!

  11. #11 Peter Mayhew
    on Mar 23rd, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    You know….had I been thinking, I'd have photoshopped the legs off the water tower and….PRESTO! Instant UFO siting!

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  13. #13 Dan Cohen
    on Sep 27th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Did you say “sell the kids”? I’ll buy them 🙂

    Dan Cohen
    North Miami Beach, FL

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  15. #15 Kim
    on Jan 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Actually, that first house would be cute with some “TLC” as the Realtors like to say. A little paint goes a long way 🙂