The 2009 HGTV Dream Home winner has been chosen and evidently it's not me. Technically, it isn't I. I'm pretty sure it's not you either. Nope, the winner this year of the beautiful 3700 square foot farmhouse style home in Sonoma, California is Cheryl Smith from Lakeland, Florida. Cheryl and her husband Joe, a retired couple, were the randomly chosen winners from among 39 million entries!!! Can you believe 39 million? Online entries could be made only once a day and those entries accounted for the total 43 to 1. Unlike like last year's recipient (who acted strangely unemotional and detached) Cheryl and Joe were thrilled with the house and the new Acadia that goes with it. Now in case you are feeling sorry for yourself, consider this. Although most dream home winners choose to sell the house, the 2005 winner Don Cruz decided to live in the Tyler, Texas home with his family. With the $2900 a month upkeep, the $7000 a year insurance, and the $672,000 taxes on income received The Cruz family is facing bankruptcy! Surprise! But, take heart. HGV does offer to buy the house back and pay the taxes for you from the proceeds. Me, I'm still jealous. Cheryl and Joe walked outside in shorts and bare feet to see the Acadia. I'd settle for weather warm enough for that!