Buying a House is not LIke Buying a Pair of Shoes...Dammit.

For those of you who have been through the house-buying process, I feel as if I am joining an incredibly stressful but exhilarating club.  I naively thought that buying a house would be much like buying a pair of shoes.  I'd see one I liked, I'd love it, the price would be a little daunting, but I'd say to myself, "Self, you love this house and it will be beautiful for years and people will compliment you on it and you'll feel so pretty.  Just do it."

Yeah, not so easy.

Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know that.  You know, just in case you were about to make the same mistake.