- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2009
So yeah… Hubby & I live in a tiny house. He bought it before we got together, as a single guy, then we got married & now have a baby. It’s small. Like, less than 700 square feet small. That might sound huge if you live in NYC, but here it’s not. We PLAN on listing it this year, after fixing a couple things, & are going to get a bigger house BUT…. I’ve been watching HGTV. A LOT. It was practically my saving grace during maternity leave, but has since become the catalyst for my insanity. I want a bigger house, ok? But I don’t want JUST a bigger house. I want a super nice, brand new, move-in ready, I don’t have to so much as lift a paintbrush for like the next 10 years type of house. There’s just one fly in the ointment. We do NOT have that kind of a budget. Now, that being said, I’m ALL FOR buying a fixer-upper EXCEPT that I’m totally convinced nothing would ever get “fixed up”, at least to MY standards because as handy & wonderful as my hubby is, he hates house remodels & sees a house as mostly function, where I see it as a nest. There’s more to a house than a roof & indoor plumbing. I am pretty dang picky, I’ll admit that, so any remodeling would HAVE to look professional & he doesn’t really have the patience for that. Our current house has been in progress literally since I moved in. we have both put in HOURS of painting & hammering & prying & sanding & yeah, you get the picture. I’m COMPLETELY burnt out on this house. It was sooooo outdated (I can add a few more “oooo’s” to that if you’re not convinced yet) but now it looks much better, although it still isn’t anywhere close to how I wish it looked. Since I moved in we’ve painted the kitchen, the outside of the house, torn out the carpet, restored the hardwood floors, redone the driveway, painted all the rooms & trim, new bathroom sink & mirror, etc. Sad fact is, I just don’t like the house. Basically, I think we deserve better! We are both hardworking people in our 30’s, we have decent jobs for not having college degrees & I want bigger & better. I feel like such a nag because I always complain about how bad our house sucks, & it’s gotten even worse after 900 episodes of House Hunters. If I see one more 20-something couple with a $500k budget for their “starter home” I’m going to throw myself in front of a moving train!!!!! What is WRONG with me?! Weve already been approved by the bank for a pretty decent home loan, but we are financially responsible enough to know that just because we’re approved for X amount does NOT mean we will borrow that much. That’s crazy & that’s how people go under. Sigh. I’ve looked at houses in our area in our top price range & the nice ones are really rare. I somehow need to accept the fact that we cannot afford the kind of house I’m wanting. I also need to stop watching HGTV.