It’s tough

To know what you want.

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Well, that’s how this mommy is. I’ve always been that way. Hmm. No, that’s not true. I’m either incredibly indecisive or I know that I ABSOLUTELY must have a particular thing and nothing else. The latter is far worse than the first. If I’m in the second category there’s no reasoning with me–I can’t even reason with myself. It’s just something in my core knows I need whatever it may be.

Today we went and saw a house that was built in 1955 and underwent a major renovation in 2005.
The guy who renovated it lived there for three years before moving to Maine. I guess his late grandmother lived there and his mom was born and raised in the home. I was impressed with the inside, sadly there are parts that were left incomplete. It wouldn’t take much to finish them up, but what I want is a home that I can just move into now without worrying about impending construction while I have small children. Darren really didn’t like how close the upstairs bedrooms are together. They’re all clustered at the end of a mini hallway. There’s a forth room in the basement which I would have loved as a teenager…the bedroom is pretty average size and down there the guy also put in a shower and what he called a hobby room–used by his son for a darkroom.
The main living area was fabulous. Open and bright, beautiful kitchen and comfortably sized living room just off the kitchen and dining room. The whole house is heated by two pellet stoves which I know zero about. My family always heated with a wood burning stove on cold winter days and it sure did an amazing job of keeping our two story home warm. I’d have to ask Darren how many tons the guy said that they used in pellets. I’ll update this post with that info…I couldn’t believe that you use could use TONS of something to heat. Heh. Wow. Anyway, sounds like it would really add up.

Next week we’re going to look at a house that’s on the same street as is the hospital where Deeder was born which would be great. Darren peeked in the windows and snooped around the back yard and said that it’s in fine shape and that, “I could definitely see us living here. I’d almost give them 200 grand for this.” Well, doesn’t hurt to look. I sure would love the location.
That’s my bit of an update on our home search.
Did I mention I loved the kitchen in the house we looked at today? Nice :) And the beautiful yard. It’s one of those places that’s just off a main road but feels deep in the country, just the kind of thing I’d love for my children to grow up with. They could build forts and have pets, yeah.
We couldn’t afford it though. Darren says that the taxes alone would about even out to be $500 a month, and the actual house is listed at 224,000. That’s a lot of money for us.

6 Responses to “It’s tough”

  1. Gramma Momma says:

    So, you’ll have to tell me how you do the cute signature thing. :)

    Thanks for the update on the house search, too.

  2. Kathie says:

    I just have to ask- what was the occasion for which Diederick is wearing a cow costume? Or was it just “because?” It’s adorable! Good luck with the house search:)

  3. Jennifer says:

    Hey! NO buying a house on the east coast. Think PACIFIC ocean! :P

  4. Laura says:

    We’re still thinking about WA too…Darren may take a trip out there next month, maybe stay a week to check out jobs and my mom and dad’s church.

    Nope, no special occasion on the cow sweatshirt–it’s just a HUGE favorite of Deeders. He would wear it every day if Mommy didn’t have to wash it once in a while!

  5. Wendy says:

    Buying a house is so much fun:) I do hope that you find your dream home whether it be here or there!!

  6. Tater's Mom says:

    That house sounds amazing – but I’m with Jennifer. The west side is the best side!

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