I finally slept. I couldn’t believe it. I don’t feel much better, but at least I slept. I’m trying to come to terms with my husband’s decision to max out our budget for the house. I deal so well with firm, cold hard facts, and fluffy numbers and I don’t really get along. So I basically forced him to offer another amount for a smaller piece of the land. He’s mad at me. That’s fine. I was mad at him for making the offer without hard numbers, and without my consent in the first place. At first I felt really guilty, but now I realize that we’re in this together and each of us has been pushy. We both want this so much, and I’m just the more conservative one. I shouldn’t apologize for it. I am the one that does the budget, that trims back on things for ‘us’ when he wants something ‘extra’ — hopefully with the smaller offer, we will have money in the bank each month, and the chance to ‘have it all’ — even if it’s on a smaller piece of ground. If someone does snatch up the rest of the land in the next little bit, we should be hidden WAY back in the trees, just like we always wanted. In a nice big house (like he wanted) with a big kitchen and pantry (like we both wanted) and enough room for guests, while leaving Keeley her own room and a full basement for expansion and/or an in-law suite, should we need it later on.
Was everyone else as freaked out about buying a home as I am? We don’t know anything pretty much about the area. I finally looked at the grade school website. Doesn’t look bad, although the town is TINY. There’s a good chance we’ll be treated as outsiders, but whatever. I’m used to it. A bigger town (with a super store) is about 10 miles away. It also has all the feel and such of the 2 towns we lived in about the same size that we liked.
Of course all this means changing pediatricians. Again. Good lord. Well, I guess it should be for the final time (I hope). She should get her 6 month shots in and then I think we have a bit of a break before we need more? Not sure but we’ve been going every 6 weeks, so it will be nice to have a touch of a break.
What does everyone else do when they feel overwhelmed? We are so close to having our own place, away from all the noise and hecticness of the city. The good thing is? It will actually be CLOSER to get to the grocery store, pharmacy, etc, because there will be practically no traffic. Isn’t that funny? Our errands will take a lot less time. I will have a bit of independence back. And, we will be a lot closer to family. We even talked about possibly being able to stay with our church and being able to go about once a month. We could probably find another church to go do the others weeks, once we’re settled.
If you’ve ever had a new home, do you have any tips? I know we should go ahead and paint the nursery and get it done so it can air out, any other thoughts? We will probably take the ‘deal’ of the air conditioner since it will be summer by the time we get in, and buy our own appliances at Sears or something other large store, most likely shopping in the scratch and dent section. But those are my ideas at this point. Has anyone moved into a house recently and had to do this transition? Despite the somewhat negative tone, I’m really very excited. If everything goes as planned (or at least close), we’ll only be paying a couple hundred more dollars a month than we’re paying now for a bunch of land, a brand new house with a full basement, huge kitchen, basically the works. Oh and we can finally get all of our stuff out of storage at both parents’ houses so they can have their attics and garages back. I’m sure they’ll breathe a sigh of relief.