We’ve been wanting to get out of our place for a while now. I’m sick and tired of living with in-laws and the dog incident was the last straw. Unfortunately, it makes no sense to rent a place when we can live rent free, so it’s been a bit of a challenge to figure things out. We decided to save for a house/piece of land.
Yesterday, we went to look at a gated community in another town where Irving’s bandmate lives. There are only a couple of lots left, but the bandmate’s brother wanted to show us a half built house that was for sale. So we decided it couldn’t hurt to look and it would be motivation to save.
As soon as we arrived, the boys piled out of the car and looked at the house (which was only walls) and asked, “Is this where we’re going to live?” I told them we were just looking.
The house is at the end of a street and backs onto a huge green area, with a playground and pool just a short distance away. The boys were thrilled and asked if they could run around. Given permission, they took off running across the grass and Dominic crawled around after them. We looked at the house and the plans and discussed pricing and assorted other grown up stuff (seriously, it makes me feel like I’m finally grown to be looking at a place like this).
Dorian looked around and said, “So, do they sell the upstairs, too? Because I like this place and we could move in tomorrow. But it might be nice to have the upstairs.” Keep in mind that there was nothing but dirt for floors and no roof on this place! I guess the pool and playground made up for the fact that the place wasn’t actually livable!
The house and lot are out of our price range, but it’s good to know that the kids will have no problems with moving when the time comes!