Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Choices!

I really hate making big choices. I don't seem to make them very well and I cant seem to make them on my own. Ive been wondering what to do with our living situation for a long time now. We live in a very old apartment complex. Its been upgraded and painted and painted again until I'm sure the walls are two times thicker because of it. I don't really have counter tops because for some reason when ever a new resident moves in...they just put a fresh coat of paint on top of the counter tops. Weird hugh? We are not picky. The reasons we picked this complex over the others was the vast amount of play area. We have seen some hard times here but we have seen some fun times as well. But, we are tired of our over painted walls and counter tops...and climbing the stairs to do laundry. We are ready for an upgrade.

I wanted to buy a house this summer. I have been looking and looking. I got my tax money back and started paying off past due bills...fixing the jeep AGAIN...and buying a few things that we needed. I slowly watched the money that was intended to get into a house dwindle down. Even as I was looking for a new place to "buy" I never felt at peace about it. I just didn't feel like it was the right time. Money kept flying out of my wallet and I just kept thinking "I'm not ready to be financially responsible for a house yet." So here again lies the choices thing again. I don't want to be strapped for cash. So many things play into this. I had to hire a babysitter to "sit" with the kids after school so they wouldn't kill themselves. LOL (which is going wonderfully and well worth the almost two hundred "extra" dollars a month I will be paying).

Another thing that bothers me is my Victoria. She is constantly sick and Im not talking about having colds. She just never feels good. I cant figure it out...and I dont know what to do about it. I can only assume that because she is highly allergic to mold, and this place is full of it, that she isnt doing well here because of it. The sooner I leave...the sooner (in my mind) she will feel better.

After much much thought, I decided (and believe me when I tell you that for me to make a choice on my own without anyone else's opinion is hard) to just upgrade to a better apartment for now. So...in a months time, me and the kids will be moving. We will be living the life of luxury with counter tops that are not painted, our own washer and dryer IN OUR APARTMENT, a fireplace, french doors, after school activities in the office, and vaulted ceilings with ceiling fans. Yes we are ready to be spoiled. (grin) Its only a hundred dollars more a month but I think it will even itself out because of how the utilities are done. We are excited!!!!

I'm not always sure that I make the right decisions, and I am most certain that not everyone will be happy with me, but they are my decisions to make...and make them I did.

13 comments:

Rebekah said...

I'm excited for you, wish we could be there to help you move!! :)

mak'n Changes said...

Oh Yay for luxury living and in home washing machines! In excited for you! Its hard trusting ourselves with big decisions but it looks like you made a good choice.

Leah said...

Sounds great! It sounds like a great option youare moving into and don't fret about not buying. You'll do it when the time is right. A home is a home, regardless of whether you own it or not. Can't wait to see pics of the new place. :-D

birthmothertalks said...

I bought a home two years ago and we were not prepared either, but slowly we are making it work. Good luck with your move and I hope it it the key to making your daughter feel well. Feeling yucky all the time as to affect her overall.

Jessi said...

It sounds like a wonderful choice, it really does. Moves are always stressful but once you're in it's so exciting being in a new place!

Amber, That's Me! said...

Hooray, it sounds like a nice place! Can't wait to see some pics when you get settled!

AnGèLe said...

Thats great! :)

As for Victoria.. Where I was living before, I was in and out of the doctors office and hospital because I was always feeling so ill. I could never put my finger on it, but I know I was. The doctors couldnt quite grasp what I had either.. fast forward.. TONS OF MOLD in the house we were living in!! So.. out we went! Bought a house.. moved in and tada! I felt sooo much better!! Just amazing the difference! I am hoping the same happens to her when you move! Great decision! :)

LL said...

I think you deserve this upgrade!Good choice! And let me tell you from one apartment dweller to another...YOU are gonna LOVE having your own washer and dryer! : )

Laurie said...

I think that sounds great! I can imagine that with parenting four children, your money goes out the door the moment you bring it home. Good luck with your move. :)

Jen said...

So exciting :) We have wanted to buy a house for so long, but it is taking longer than I ever thought it would. I know what you mean about layers of paint... our apartment is the same! The washer and dryer right in your apartment sounds AWESOME! I dream of the day where I don't have to use the laundry room on another floor :P Can't wait to hear all about the new place!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for all of you. great decision!

Rose said...

It's so hard to make decisions! Especially for the whole family. Although, the way I always think of it is, the decision you make is the best one at the time (I'm espcially stuck when it comes to financial decisions, always worried I'll make the wrong one an it'll bite me in the ass!)but whatever happens is gonna happen, and I'll deal with it then. We can't see into the future, so you make the best decision you can in the moment. I think you made the right choice, a house is a huge responsibility, and upgrading for not much more $$ seems to make sense. Good luck with the move!!

All My Monkeys said...

Wow. I'd think that having to not pay to do laundry would save you boatloads. Yay. Congrats. A good step I think. Owning a home can be an overwhelming thing, or at least not as "easy" as you might think. I totally get how you feel about not being strapped or stretched. I really really hate that. So does the after school activites mean you'll get to ditch the babysitter? ANd I really hope V's health/allergies improve.