Lynn's Comments: My first house cost $27,000. It was a 2-bedroom bungalow with no basement, but it did have a nice sized lot on a ravine with a beautiful view. I'm guessing that same house today would cost well over $800,000.
Lynn's Comments: It’s interesting to be reading this in 2018—a time when house prices have skyrocketed far beyond our wildest predictions, at least in Vancouver and Toronto.
Lynn's Comments: My first husband had Phil’s philosophy. We saved and saved for the down payment on a house and when we were ready to buy, he suddenly wanted to spend it on a sailboat. We bought the house.
Lynn's Comments: We once bought a house that had been lived in by lady who had cats. After a year of cleaning and painting, we had to remove the drywall to get the smell out of the bathroom.
Lynn's Comments: These days, I don't think folks go looking at houses without being accompanied by a real estate agent.
Lynn's Comments: When I cleaned out my mother’s house, the downstairs was filled with cooking magazines, plastic containers and canning jars. "You never know when these things will come in handy!"
Lynn's Comments: When I was a child, I looked at many things as if they were animate objects. Drawer pulls, for example looked like smiles. A bathtub faucet and handles could look like a face with a long curved nose. A radio dial looked like a smile with many teeth. Houses, to me, had personalities, and some, like this one, even had a "face."
Lynn's Comments: We moved 3 years ago. I still can't find my favourite quiche pan.
Lynn's Comments: White flooring? Did she say white flooring? …Georgia, are you nuts???