If money was not an issue, I would love a new house! Don't get me wrong, I do like the one we currently live in, it has just been screaming for some TLC lately. The ice storm did not treat us kindly, so our backyard is a wreck. Our trees have cost us $500.00 so far with about $1500.00 left to go. Two of our three fences need replacing and the entire backyard will need new sod... which is another $500.00. We are definately needing to paint the outside of the house this year and we have to start a "new roof" fund. That's just the outside. Inside, we have to replace two exterior doors... and the list goes on and on. YEECH! I am grateful to own a home and Richie and I aren't new to the idea of a little work. It just seems that sometimes we get swallowd with "To Do" lists. I suppose there is much more to be thankful for than there is to complain about... I'm just saying, if I had lots of money, I'd love a new home so I wouldn't have to worry about this one so much!