Saturday, December 18, 2010
So, What's new with you?
We may be moving. Again. (((insert stress-filled sobs here)))
We moved out to our current rental property in April. We had to move quickly because our previous landlords had sold 1/2 the land we were renting....the 1/2 with out storage shed and chicken coop on it.
We were blessed to find what we wanted (or thought we wanted), 10 acres with a creek and a 3 bed 2 bath mobile home. I LOVE the trailer we live in. However, we discovered soon after moving that the land is useless. Not only do the contents of our septic system spray over the entire back area through sprinklers but it was also the location of a junk yard. So goodbye beautiful garden and small collection of livestock we had envisioned. : (
There are other things like the landlords being lazy but we're finding that's more the rule than the exception. When you fix more of your rental property than the landlords.....be worried.
Anyways, I knew Jason wasn't content with renting but he's pretty laid back and we were just waiting it out until an opportunity to buy a place came up. With our credit we're looking at oh, 10 years? (Hey, we were young and stupid, what can we say?)
We did an estimate on our tax return however and saw that Uncle Sam was going to look kindly again on us this year. : D Even more than last year because now we have tax deduction #2, otherwise known as Mikey. hahaha
So we were planning out the best use of the money we would have at out disposal and then one of us said it.....
"Hey! It would make a nice down payment on a house"
I can't remember which one of us said it, but I remember the look on my husbands face and I knew we were moving.
My husband and I mesh so well together we honestly don't know where one stops and one begins. However our personality types differ. I get excited over things, go overboard, plan everything, and my ideas kind of take on a life of their own. When this happens I have blinders on and don't really think reasonably. My husband is different. He has no blinders. He can see and weigh possibilities and outcomes. He also does not usually get excited about anything. But sometimes, like in this for instance, he does. And boy did he.
So, in the last 3 days we have looked at 5 or 6 houses.
And we think we've decided what we're looking for.
And its completely different than what we thought we wanted.
But the main goal is: to own our own house.
It's my husbands vision. And though I don't want to move, my job is to help my husband lead our family where he sees fit. I may not do it perfectly, but I'm going to try my hardest. I'll keep y'all updated. ; )