I’ve started watching HGTV again after getting burned out on it a few years ago and realizing I’d memorized the script for nearly every decorating show, not to mention I was developing the annoying habit of saying things like, “we need an inspiration piece!” and “what wonderful curb appeal!”
I was checking out the HGTV website this weekend, though, in a quest to find dog hair friendly decorating ideas for our family room when lo and behold I read that the 2008 Dream Home was being built in Islamorada, Florida, in the heart of the Keys!
Woo hoo! Be still my heart. If any of you know the hubby and I in real life, you would know that this is definitely our kind of dream home…on the water and in the Keys where we honeymooned. I can just feel the ocean breeze…cue the Buffett and chill the shrimp and Corona, I’ll be right over.
Being the nerd that I am, I clicked on the Dream Home blog and started skimming the comments with amusement.
I discovered that there is an angry undercurrent of HGTV Dream Home passive aggressive groupies…those who lament the fact that all of the HGTV dream homes are really unaffordable to maintain and also bemoaning the fact that HGTV is building a home so close to the ocean, what with the threat of hurricanes and all.
First of all, it is the HGTV Dream Home, not the HGTV Sensible Home or the HGTV You Might Actually Be Able to Afford to Build This When You Retire Should You Invest Wisely Home or the HGTV Start Grooming Your Kids to Play Professional Sports at the Age of Two and All This Could Be Yours Home.
I’m sorry, but if you have time to bitch about the likelihood of hurricanes at the construction site of a sweepstakes home, then you obviously have more time on your hands than me and I’ll gladly take the dream home off your hands, should you win and want to be released from the burden of it all.
If we win the dream home (and I know one blogger I’ll probably be competing against), margaritas on the rocks for all of you!
Of course we’ll probably be renting it out for $500 a night so we can afford to pay the capital gains tax. But until then, I can dream.
So, now that you know my dream home has an ocean view…what’s yours?