We had Uncle Dave for lunch. Okay, so actually we had maple roasted squash, gluten free yorkshire pudding and beef roast with garlic slivers, rubbed in dijon mustard, sprinkled in "herbes de provence" and wrapped in bacon. Yum!
Then we went to a million dollar open house. Brendan spent a great deal of time in this house growing up, because it belonged to his then-best friend. Apparently the house hasn't changed much in the last two decades! Uncle Chris will no doubt be pleased to learn that no other babysitters will ever be led a merry chase up and down the front and back stairs, since the back stairs were boarded up to make a bathroom.
Dave and I found the basement quite reminiscent of our childhood home in Wavre. Elizabeth was pretty excited by the acoustics of the empty house.
We were trying to convince Dave and Karen that they really want to live two doors down from us, but unfortunately quite aside from the inflated price tag, the house in question is suffering from a great deal of deferred maintenance. It had structural, electrical, plumbing, heating and moisture issues. Part of the basement was nicely done, except for the large hole in the middle of the floor with a plumbing cleanout peeking through.