Tuesday, December 29, 2009

I think we're visiting the funny farm...

Well, here we go again... It seems like every time we have things figured out we decide its a good time to do something crazy.

Before we got married, we decided that we needed to buy a house. Not just any house, we thought we needed a house that we could try and make some money on, so we looked for a house that needed some improvements. We found our house and thought it was perfect. Our house was 30 years old and everything inside was pretty much original. One of these days, I'll have to post pictures. You just can't imagine. I'm talking orange shag carpet, wood paneling, horrible wall paper, horrible linoleum floor, everything. I mean, it was bad. We took a month and gutted it. All of October, we worked on that house and Drew moved in on Halloween. Its been a work in progress ever since but we are close to the end of the tunnel and its great! I really don't want to know how much money we have in our house. I'd just rather not know.

Anyway, now for the present. Drew e-mailed me a house listing yesterday and said "check this out". It is a 2800 square foot house sitting on acreage (not much, but enough) with a small horse barn. It is not outrageously priced and is in a great area of the county. It is the kind of house that we could stay in for a while. It does need a little updating (from what I can see in pictures) but looks extremely livable. So anyway, we are going to look at it on Thursday.

I'm NOT getting my hopes up and truthfully it makes me nervous. We are very comfortable now and that's a lot to bite off. On the other hand, I know that we would survive. It wouldn't be fun until we sold our house but we've talked about it before and think that's very doable. Our house is in the official "starter home" category and those are always in demand here in BG. It is also very much move in ready (thanks to all our work).

So that's our deal. Stay tuned. Oh and thanks for letting me spill my guts, I really just needed to write all that down.


  1. Oh my goodness that's so exciting!! Maybe it will work out!!

  2. Woo hoo! You'd be an Alvaton girl like me!! :)

  3. i'm still in my starter home and as much as i love it...i wouldn't mind a walk in closet and with at least 1000 more square feet.

  4. That house looks perfect for you! And just think, you could have your pony :)