I've sort of neglected my house in favor of public works and general town planning. I'm not typically a very OCD kinda dude but planning the general town layout in this game is very addicting to me -- creating subtle "paths" by cutting down/planting trees, placing public works in places that make logical/aesthetic sense, planning out which orchards are going where, etc. I spent half an hour just deciding where to put a friggin' bench today.
Along those lines, in addition to pears I'll gladly take any spare axes anyone has!
Anyway, so far I've got a second bridge, fountain, campsite, and should have a bench tomorrow. Meanwhile my house is still only one room. What I really want is an outdoor trash can, I wish a villager would hurry up and come up to me and request one. But no, instead they want a useless 300,000-bell cube sculpture.
In other AC news, a walrus or something named Phineas has stopped by a couple times and given me badges -- one for fishing, one for diving. Where's my bug badge, old man?
Has anyone else gotten the diving suit yet? It's a lot of fun, though I freaked out once when diving and a shark spawned right next to me.