For those of you who read my entry some months ago regarding the "Expansion and Modernization" program for O'Hare International Airport, you will recall that the city of Chicago is forcing me to relocate. This is because my current home obviously falls within the expansion domain. We have debated about the price and bickered about the time frame, but alas, the time has finally come for me to search for a new place to hang my hat and try to call home. Now, let me tell you, this house-hunting mania isn't all that it is cracked up to be! First of all, being physically challenged, I am house-hunting on the internet...looking at one-dimensional pictures and trying to "perceive" depth. Next we have the specifications page that tells me all I want to know about room sizes. Oh really???? Do I look like an architect to you, or a skilled blueprint reader? What is "master bedroom...12x8" supposed to mean? Sounds kind of long and narrow to me! Then there's the " full basement, partially finished, partial crawl." Okay, now does this mean I have a basement crawl space that is partially finished, or does this mean I have a full basement the size of a crawl space?Who "finishes" a crawl space anyway? Then there are the kitchen specs, the bathroom specs, the garage, the deck, etc., etc., etc.! This past weekend alone, I viewed 335 homes and probably over 1200 homes since this whole charade began. It's not that I am overly picky, but I have to pay attention to things such as community surroundings, sidewalks, curb-cuts, doorway width, accessibility to all or most of the rooms, etc. The likelihood of me ever moving again is slim to none, so this will be my final home. I don't know how people do it who are transfered from place to place in their jobs, always having to find new housing. God bless them! I just needed to vent some of my frustration. My next post will not be as "whiney", I promise!