This might be weird, and I can’t really explain why I think this is so cool, but I love that you can see through Pemberley. Meaning, if you are standing in our front yard and look at the house, the windows are lined up perfectly to give you a little glimpse at the canyon.
If the front door is open, you can see straight through the house.
It is more noticeable in real life. You’ll have to take my word for it.
Why do I love this? I don’t know, but I think it is neat. Tell me, is this a strange thing to find so charming? I mean, we all know I’m so smitten with my house that there is very little I don’t find brilliant about it. But, believe me, there are things I’m not in love with.
Here, I’ll prove it:
1. The electrical is wacky. Trying to find a working outlet can be tough. The TV gets turned off if you turn off all the lights in the living room. Our garage door only opens if the garage light is on.
2. There are several lights that have no light switch. How do you turn them on and off? Answer: You don’t.
3. There are also a few light switches that have no light. Wouldn’t it be neat if we could somehow hook up the extra switches to the un-switchable lights? Although, they are not in the same room or even level of the house. Ha! Wouldn’t that be funny if the switch for our bathroom sconces was downstairs in the dining room?!
4. The pipe that drains the kitchen sink was set too high, so if I use the garbage disposal too enthusiastically (or at all) a gush of disposaled food pours out from under the sink. Isn’t that wonderful? It only took me 7 or 8 times of cleaning up disposal vomit to decide not to use it anymore. I’m a really quick learner.
5. I love the large windows in each room. We have around 40 windows throughout the house, each with a lovely view. However, have you ever priced replacing 40 over sized windows with something more energy efficient? Trust me, the number will make you poop yourself.
Luckily, most of the things I don’t like about this house can be fixed. You know, eventually. When Bill Gates dies and leaves me his fortune. I’m not sure why he would do that, but it is nice to think about anyway.