House Shopping is daunting, frustrating, overwhelming and not as exciting as I thought it would be. I've lived in rentals almost my whole life. I grew up in New York where the apartments were huge, had hardwood floors and incredible architectural details, oh and of course Supers who took care of all those pesky little maintenance issues. In my married life renting has afforded us many luxuries--we’ve lived in some pretty fabulous places. There was the old historic home full of charm, (which we would never buy because they’re money pits) the high-rise downtown apartment with amazing city views. We’ve lived in a quirky old building with our best friends on the floor above us, and nosy old ladies who kept tabs on everyone. We’ve had all the good stuff with no commitment and therefore no chance of disappointment. We’ve been livin’ the good life. The thing is it's time for us to make some better financial choices, that, and we are now a family of four, and my children must be able to play outside without going to the plastic playground.
What we want is an old bungalow with charm, but we don’t want to move to neighborhoods that have shootings every week, and as afore mentioned these adorable houses come with serious baggage. Actually no what we, ok, I, really want is a brownstone in
Anyway, I think I’m suffering from house commitment issues among other things. This really is a good thing, to be able to own a home, but this is a huge commitment, there is so much work ahead and so much to lose. Who will I call when the dishwasher leaks, the fridge is on fritz or there’s a bug problem. How about crazy neighbors? Anyway, below are some images of our current home, and yes I call it ours because we have been pregnant in this home, brought a new baby here, had dozens of parties, a ton of friends, laughs, cries, and memories. I may be saying this prematurely but for my sanity I have to begin to admit it’s time to say goodbye.