Where is that Energizer Bunny when you need him?
Yesterday afternoon, Nick and I went back to see two houses again that we’d already visited. On this trip, though, we also had two new sets of eyes with us: Nick’s Dad and his Uncle Tom who is visiting from Oregon. They know their stuff when it comes to homes, possible issues, and all around they’ve-been-living-longer-than-us wisdom.
With notepads and pens in hand, we went through each house again – every room, every closet, every basement and bathroom, marking our pros and cons.
At dinner last night, we went over everything: pros, cons, price, possible work that needs to be done, etc.
And…we still have no decision.
Which – isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We’re in no rush to get out of our current place. No lease running out or reasons that we NEED to move. We’re just ready for a bigger house. So…in the grand scheme of things, it’s okay that we’re not 100% on any house yet.
It’s just exhausting, physically. Emotionally draining. Mentally depleting.
So the bottom line? We’re still looking right now. Figuring out budget stuff to see what we CAN afford and what we’re not willing to pay. Things that we HAVE to have and things we could compromise on. Work we’re willing to do…and the work we’re not willing or simply can’t afford to do ourselves.
I need a nap.
Good thing we’ve had good food to fuel us through everything. Yesterday’s lunch was actually a BIG green smoothie on the road while we were looking. Those are such a great way to pack in a ton of fruits and veggies when you don’t have time to sit down and eat.
Today’s breakfast? Another oatmeal pancake with some local honeycrisp apple on the side! Plus a couple cups of coffee to keep my eyes open.
Lunch today is the rest of my roasted squash/broccoli/tomato/bean mixture along with some hard boiled eggs.
I’ve got a snack for later (really hoping for a run after work – house hunting is taking all my extra time!). The weather is just too beautiful to NOT be outside today.
Ever been through this process?
Tips? Suggestions? Ways to make our dream house magically appear in the exact location we’re hoping for? ;)