So, I should preface this list with an explanation. Our house is not for sale! It is not listed with a realtor, nor is there a FSBO sign in the yard, NOTHING. With the way the market currently is and the way house values in our area have dropped we would be luck to get out of it what we still owe on it. Other pertinent info is that I got laid off in March with no chance of recall. My husband is retired from Delphi so his retirement income is subject to change - and not in a good way. So when someone delivers a potential buyer to the front door of your house, I think you have to assume it might be a God thing. We showed the house yesterday and I have very mixed feelings about it. Thus, the list:
A smaller house payment would be awesome!
A smaller house to clean would be great.
If moving means getting away from the mutant bugs that seem to have appeared this summer that would be good with me.
A place with less stairs would probably be a good thing - especially long-term.
Moving would force us to get rid of some of our excess stuff.
A new place would undoubtedly have less flower beds to weed.
I would have to leave all the perennial flowers I have planted that are finally naturalizing the front yard.
I'd be leaving my five acres of woods with the deer and owl and funny little lizards.
We built most of this house ourselves - we have a lot of blood, sweat, and tears invested.
The decks, the fire pit, the outdoor kitchen...
We'd have to get rid of a bunch of stuff - it's not the stuff so much as the deciding what to keep and what to do with the rest - sell, donate, or burn in the fire pit.
Where would we (and Gracie the 100 lb. Rottweiler) go from here exactly?
The actual process of moving. I hate it. The packing, the unpacking, the sorting, the storing, the lifting, the hauling, the upheaval.
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