After All These Years, My Favorite Section of the Newspaper is Still the Real Estate Section
My husband and I have simple a routine on Sunday mornings. We make coffee, bake something yummy like chocolate chip biscuits or sweet rolls, and read the Sunday paper together. (Yes, we still have the newspaper delivered to our home on Sundays, although the electronics are close by if we need more info on a topic.)
It occurred to me today that the section of the paper that I still most look forward to reading is the real estate section. It certainly has evolved over time. In the early 1990's, the real estate section of the paper had many more listings in it. By the late 1990's, the online listing platforms were becoming popular and so that was where I went to look at homes.
But even still, when the newspaper comes, I enjoy reading the do-it-yourself advice column and the gardening advice column. They help me keep in touch with current trends and seasonal topics. I always check the real estate transfer section to see if any people I know have bought or sold homes in towns outside my territory.
And one of my favorite parts of the real estate section is the home plan that is published each week. After years of selling a variety of homes, I still enjoy "walking through" a house plan and looking for interesting ideas in layouts.
Someday my news-reading will, I expect, become all electronic. But for now I am happy to have this quiet routine etched into my hectic schedule.
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