Out of all the things that have happened over the last couple of years this…

was one of the most difficult.

Honestly, I didn’t cry when I left Channel 5.  After 30 great years it was time.

But I still tear up when I think about our house. It was where Michael grew up.  I remember lots of Saturday mornings cooking bacon in the kitchen for his friends who were asleep on the floor.  The gang of Michael’s friends who jumped in the pool.  The line of teen-age boy trucks parked out front.

Plus, I loved our house. I put my heart and soul into decorating it.  And I don’t know if I’ll ever have another one as pretty.

But times change, things move on.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that the only way to move through life is forward.

So now, I plan to build a new home.  I already have the land picked out.

I know it’s going to have a great kitchen because when I think back on the years in our Ft. Worth home, it’s the time in the kitchen I remember.  Family meals, the conversation that mattered, Michael doing homework at the kitchen table.

But when I drive around neighborhoods and see all the huge houses being built these days I wonder, “how much house do you really need”?

So, I would like your opinions here on Real Jane.  How big does a house need to be?  What would your “must haves” be if you were building or buying a home.

I’d love to hear your comments below.

Next week, I’ll show you a location for the house I like and we’ll walk the lot together.

One thing I know.  When it’s finished I’m going to make Michael put his handprint in the driveway.  This time he’ll be 21, but he’s still my boy, and I hope he’ll be visiting.

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