Monday, October 03, 2011


It's interesting to me that when I complain, my sweet hubby decides it's time to take action.
Last week we decided that it's time for us to find a house of our own. The boys need their own rooms, and we are officially on our own with our rent now (Steve got a raise, and Cam now has supplemental Social Security....) so we decided that it's time. On Tuesday we looked at 3 houses. The first one is one that I fell in love with online, but once we actually SAW it, it was a different story. It was SO teeny. Steve couldn't even stand upright to go down the stairs. I stood at the bottom and the ceiling was grazing my head. Definitely NOT the house for us.
The second house was nice. It's one that someone had fixed up and was trying to flip. The floors were new, new carpet, paint, it was cute, but it didn't have NEARLY the room I was hoping for. Steve fell instantly in love with this second house.
The third house was one of our friends' houses, and while the upstairs was cute and nice, the downstairs needed a LOT of love and attention. It was missing walls and just a mess. I knew it was more than we could do.
That night we went back to see the second house and show Cameron. The boys were SO in love with the backyard and didn't want to leave. I wasn't feeling the same level of love for this house that Steve was, so I was trying to find it's positive features. We told our realtor that we would love to put in an offer on this house, but we'd like to keep looking as well. He thought that was a great idea, so this week we're going to be looking at a few more houses.
I hope we can find something that will work for us, and won't kill us financially. It's a scary/exciting time for our family.


Jewelle said...

How exciting for you guys! I hope you can find something soon!

cressfamily said...

How Exciting!!! It's fun & fustrating at the same time to look for homes. Hope you find something that you will BOTH love.

Deanna said...

I will have your reimbursement at scouts tomorrow. :)

Exciting house hunt!!!

Elena said...

Does this mean you're going to leave us? Sad! But good for you, a house is always a fabulous thing!!

Dawnyel said...

Elena, we tried to stay in the ward, but the houses available to us weren't a good fit. :(