Ds went to look at a house on Saturday, he is looking to purchase a house this year. He has got a real estate agent looking for a house for him, and if any house comes up that he thinks ds would like he lets him know. So this house has come up and its a foreclosure and from the photos it looks great. Ds went to look at it and for a number of reasons, including his "gut feeling" he doesn't think he'll go for it.
As I said to ds I think if your "gut feeling," is telling you no then that's good enough. I personally swear by my gut feelings, as if it doesn't feel right, it probably isn't. Also with buying a house, you have to have that "right" feeling other wise it won't work. Ds didn't like the layout of this house, and as he said he would only live in it while he was renovating it and then sell it again. As he is an accountant, now through the end of April is his busiest time of year, so he also doesn't have time to renovate a house in a couple of months ready to put it back up for sale again.
Without making out that ds is the most perfect child in the world........okay he is....LOL He does possess his father's skill for diy, and his mother's instincts for knowing when something is right or not and her vision for seeing through dirt and horrible decor to see what a house could look like. Dd is also perfect.......had to write that otherwise I would be in big trouble!!!
I also rely on my gut feeling when meeting new people. I was forever telling my boss at work I wouldn't trust so and so with a ten foot barge pole. Nine times out of ten I was right. So something has to be said about that gut feeling of yours.
I made a Sour Cream Cheesecake on Sunday using this recipe the good thing about this recipe it makes a lighter cheesecake as instead of using 3 packets (1 1/2 pounds) of creamcheese it used only a pound and a tub of sour cream. I had a can of strawberry pie filling that I used for the topping. It was as good as it looks and that will be our dessert for the rest of the week. If you haven't got sour cream, substitute creme fraiche. This is a really easy recipe, make it first thing in the morning and you can have it for dessert at night.
Today's Money Saving Tip:
Skip dessert at a restaurant, and eat it at home. It generally costs around $5 each for dessert in a restaurant. I worked out that the cheesecake cost me less than $10 to make and we have enough dessert for the two of us for a whole week, which is fourteen portions, at less than $1 per portion. Something to think about......