I need to make a confession and FSU seems the safest place to do it. I've recently realized that I'm an incorrigible house snob. I have very high standards and strong opinions when it comes to residences. I like homes to be well kept and well maintained. I abhor cheap repairs or remodeling jobs. I dislike the architectural mishmash that so many contemporary architects resort to in even upscale subdivisions.
I know that in many cases the homeowner can't afford the repair that would best compliment the home's architecture. But I still shudder everytime I see a Tudor style house where the stucco has been replaced by vinyl siding. Ditto with low budget basement conversions or porch enclosures. Shabby, out-of-date interiors depress me.
I try very hard not to let on to people who own these unfortunate homes that their house gives me the blues. People are sensitive about their homes and most of these homeowners are doing the best they can with limited financial resources. But sometimes it takes all of my self-control not to go, "Ugh![' out loud.
There. I feel better now that I finally got this off my chest. My question to other FSU posters. Am I the only one who reacts to shabby or ugly homes in this manner?