Entry: Move or Stay? Monday, April 21, 2014



Do you wnat to move or stay where you are?

That was the question posed to me three weeks ago, when I arrived home from work.
 
What are you talking about? I asked the wife.

She went on to inform me, that our landlord, gave us two options...either move within 30 days, or try and purchase our rental home. (The owners want to sell the property and take out their equity-can't say I blame them).

It's a long story, why we are still renting at retirement age, but suffice it to say that an injury some time ago and a long rehab., put us in dire straights. It wasn't comforting to start from scratch in your middle years, but there it was.

We sold our beloved home on a half acre and started over. It's been a struggle ever since. Not withstanding all the boo hoo, we decided to try and purchase this home. It needs a lot of work, but the price is right, and I am a long time builder. Besides that we like the neighbors and the neighborhood.

While waiting to hear whether the loan will go through, we have been preparing for a move. In the scheme of things it works to our advantage. If we need to move, we've got a start on the packing and cleaning. If we get the house, we have it partially emptied and plan on re-texturing and re-painting.

In the end, spring cleaning happened upon us almost at the same time. We shreaded documents, old files, had a garage sale and will ship out all the kids stuff we have been saving for years.

So whether or not we get the house, we are prepared...at least I think we are, lol!



 

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