UPDATE: A couple of you asked what the blog author's top three priorities were, they included a good sized kitchen, three bedrooms on one floor, and a Master bath. It wasn't her priorities that floored me and no one commenter in particular, it was just a thought I had as I looked through the comments. I'll be writing more on this topic later.
There is a blogger that I peek in on from time to time who is following Dave Ramsey's financial advice and has saved up enough to pay cash for a house. 100%. Now I will put it out there that I am dripping with envy that they have managed to do this. I don't deny that.
However, when she recently posted their top three things they were looking for in a house, the post elicited 300 comments. I realize you have to live in a house (technically you don't) and I realize that is a huge chunk of change and there are niceties that come along with houses. But I was just floored by some of the "must haves" of the comments.
Then I was reminded of Nicole Wick's recent post on First World Problems. And boy, do I ever have First World Problems. When I have to mop my nice vinyl floor again because one of my utterly healthy boys spilled something out of my abundantly full refrigerator. When I have to lug out my *other* vacuum cleaner. When I have to wash sheets for *four* beds. And what would my top three priorities in a house be?
I want to say my top three priorities in a house would be
1. running water
3. safe neighborhood
Because really, that's more than we need. But I probably would have a lot more than three house priorities (and those probably wouldn't be it) because I have a ton of First World Problems. We all have First World Problems. If you are reading this, you have a First World Problem.