Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thursday 13 - The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

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:

The Good

  • 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.
  • The Bad

  • 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 Ugly

  • 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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    Jenny wren's nest said...

    Hey the word verification is krafti, just the way I think it should be spelled. I cant spell to save my sole, Only spell check can help.
    Wow how exciting!... and scary, I know how you feel, our 100 plus house is a problem we don't want to face. What ever we do means major renovation, or demolition, ether choice means lots of decisions and hard work. I wish God would send someone to our door with an offer to buy this money pit of a house. Or maybe a tornado?

    Alice Audrey said...

    It's a hard place to be; knowing moving would most likely be for the best, but not wanting to go.

    CountryDew said...

    Difficult choice. But if you have thought of moving and a buyer comes along, then perhaps it is time to go for it. Good luck with your decision.

    Lori said...

    Yeah, the actual act of moving is the pits, but a new place is always kind of nice.

    sherilee said...

    It is amazing, though, to have a buyer just appear. Those things don't happen too often... it just might be a sign!

    Americanising Desi said...

    whhhoooossshhhhhhh that one ugly just undid all the good and the bad :|

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