After all the upheaval of the past 6 months, everything about our lives seems very much undecided. Mainly where I will work, where we will live.
Our house is on the market and it will sell soon, no doubt. Although we are still not 100% sure we want to sell. Lots of pros and cons. We put it on the market because, after all the many tornado-induced repairs (new ceilings, new paint, new hardwood floors), it’s never looked better. But also because I was mad at it (as you can see from my 11/22 post). I’m pretty much over that but after living in the condo, I don’t miss the house at all. That tells me a lot.
The condo is small and low-maintenance - really ideal for someone like me who probably isn’t genetically predisposed to be a homeowner. It’s felt like a vacation living here the past 5 months (even though it is furnished with my in-laws', bless ‘em, outdated and mismatched furniture). And it’s a good size for 2 people with a stinky little dog. But having said all that, we are still undecided.I have 2 primary objections to buying the condo from John’s sibs and moving in: 1) the unit next to us is vacant and on the market – I’d like to see who we would be sharing a wall with before we commit and 2) John really likes the house and I don’t want to take that away from him (though he tells me as long as I’m happy, he’s happy anywhere). We are hoping objection 1 will be resolved before we are forced to make a choice.
OTOH, the things we might miss about the house are the doggie doors and covered parking.
One of the biggest advantages to selling the house is that I can probably finally get my RV. And with no house to tie me down, I could travel much more. For one thing, we’d have more money! You homeowners know what I’m talking about.
Then there is my up-in-the-air work situation which I will leave for another post .…
Have any of you faced this kind of decision? Wanna share?