But if you try sometimes, you just might find....you get what you need!
So, we have been back and forth about the home buying situation. To buy or not to buy. To rent or not to rent. To stay in a tiny apartment that we barely fit into and I can't entertain or decorate the way I want to and we can't store anything here so I can't BUY anything for our house one day....or...uh..not to.
We have to let our apartment know by next week what we are going to do when our lease ends in December.
Here are the options:
*Try to get 100% financing and buy something by December.
*Sign another lease and save for a down payment for the next 6-12 months (whatever we decide to resign)
*Rent a house in December and try to find one that is roughly the same as our rent
*Lease purchase a house in December, and hope the market doesn't get even worse.
*Move into my parents basement (haha)
I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO!!
So much of me wanting to do the (I think) irresponsible thing and get 100% financing is because I want a YARD. I want a big KITCHEN. I want a place to BE that isn't a tiny apartment.
Tonight we got out of the apartment. We made mashed sweet potatoes and caramelized onions. We marinated chicken and put everything in a bag with a candle and an iPod, and we went to the picnic table/grill area near our front door. It was great. We felt like we had our own backyard. Of course there were people walking their dogs through it, but we didn't mind :)
So, since we can't have what we want right now, I think we will make the best out of it. Be happy that we have so few walls to separate us from each other. Be glad that if something breaks, we just call maintenance. Be happy that we have each other! Be glad that we have a place to live! There are always things to be grateful for, and it's important for us to remind ourselves of that.