Monday, November 27, 2006

Just Like It Sounds

We spent most of last week house hunting. Part of house hunting, it turns out, is street hunting.

Hubs: Okay, this house is on Boulder and Sea-ox.

Me: Sea-ox?

Hubs: Hey, don't look at me. I didn't name these places.

Me: Yeah, but Sea-ox? I don't see it on the map.

Hubs: Well, this is a new development so they probably haven't had time to put it on there yet.

Me: I'm looking at street signs and I don't see it there either. Sea-ox?

Hubs: Yes.

Me: Sea-ox. Like a seahorse only more...bovine?

Hubs: Yeah, I know. Weird, huh?

Me: Okay, how do you spell it?

Hubs: Just like it sounds.

Me: Well, I see Apache Lane,, Honey? Any chance you mean Sioux?

Hubs: Oh. Right. I knew that.

Me: Right.


Nadine said...

Adventures in house-hunting indeed.

Other signs to watch for:

Drug and Gun Free Zone.

Gangster Crossing.

Stacey said...

Excellent tip there, Nadine. Now are these the things to seek out or avoid?

Mgt said...

Lovely to see you back, Stacey.

You always make me laugh - it is such a gift.

Some of the new developments in Canada have gone with numbers instead of names for their streets. It reminds me on concentration camps. How awful!

Go with the Seeox, Stacey. LOL

Wishing you well in everything you do.

Nadine said...

Now are these the things to seek out or avoid?

Oh, I should have clarified! These are all subtle clues as to the type of "hood" you're in. Generally speaking, the signs mentioned indicate neighborhoods with questionable reputations.

For instance, if I saw a sign that said "Golfball Crossing", I'd assume I was near a Country Club of some sort, and wouldn't worry so much about being mugged so much as being beaned by a golfball.

Stacey said...

Thanks for the clarification, Nadine. One of the places we're looking at is actually very near the golf course. I shall remember to wear a helmet the next time we go look at it, but I will feel free to carry my purse!

Mgt, thank you. You are always so kind to me.

Ronni said...

Yay! I get to check in at Stacey's every day!

You're a hoot, lady! We love you.

Roper said...

Thank you, Stacey. That laugh did good things for me this morning.

I'm glad you're back. and best of luck house hunting.

You know, cost of living, especially real estate, is less expensive here in North Texas. And the job market is really good. Why, did you know that in the DFW area, beginning teacher salaries will be near 45K next fall? And since you would be an excellent teacher and all...

Mgt said...

Morning Stacey! Hope you and your beautiful family are keeping well.

Stacey said...

Morning, Mgt! The lovely family and I are all doing very well, thanks. And you and yours?

Ronni, thanks for the compliment! I've got school today so the new entry will go up tonight or before school tomorrow depending on how well I survive.

Stacey said...

Roper, while the real estate prices are less expensive there is still the problem of living somewhere that Son related gets to be well over 500 degrees F in the summer. I postively wilt at anything over 350, you know.

Mgt said...

Glad to hear it Stacey. I was genuinely concerned for you a while back.

We are all fighting-fit in our household. Thanks for asking.