Tuesday, February 23, 2010

House hunters?

That's what we think we are. Every year or so we go through this slump where we get all down in the dumps because we realize we're nowhere near where we want to be in our lives. We haven't set down roots, we haven't nailed down our town to live in, we haven't bought a house to raise our family in...and then it starts. We start looking at houses thinking that we'll be able to buy one just cause we really really really really want one, we'll find one we fall head over heels in love with, we'll obsess over it for a few days and then return to the slump because we know we can't possibly buy it. Well, this year is no different except that we're now back in Canada and we're living in our home province and we know this is where we want to be. A couple weeks ago we were checking out the MLS website (we're addicted to that website) just because we wanted to see what kind of house we could get in the Digby area and what they roughly cost...and ok, maybe cause we were slumping a little also...and Adam found this beautiful home that we fell in love with. It's an old house (which i love because that means it isn't a cookie cutter home) but has been updated inside with new windows, ceramic and hardwood floors, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a wood stove (which we really really wanted!), and a back deck. I'd locate it on google maps and stare longingly at it during the day (bad, i know) which would only make me obsess about it more. So, we're doing something we've never done before: we've made an appointment to see the house! We're going there this weekend to see it up close and personal. I'm so excited but I'm kind of nervous too because I've never done this before. I'm hoping the house is way ugly in person so that I can get over it but I'm afraid that won't be the case. I do feel a little guilty going to see a house we can't afford to buy right now because the owners are probably hoping that we're going to see it and put in an offer (but they don't need to know we're not planning on doing that, right?). We're just going to spin a good story if the real estate agent starts asking too many questions. Everyone keep your fingers crossed that our money tree blossoms in the next few days!