Reason #10: When you first bought the house, you were out in the country, but now that same house is part of the city scene.

Reason #9: You can’t get anything repaired because “they stopped making those parts years ago.”

Reason #8: The swing set out in the backyard has grown roots.

Reason #7: The plumber’s phone number is on your speed dial.

Reason #6: You’re on a first-name basis with the handyman.

Reason #5: The children’s rooms have all been turned into guest bedrooms.

Reason #4: The newspaper lining the guest room dresser is dated July 4th, 1976.

Reason #3: You have to move the furniture to see the carpet’s original colour.

Reason #2: You can’t do anything to the exterior of your home without getting approval from the “Board of Historic Places”.

Reason #1: You haven’t visited half the house in the last six months.