So I am feeling so blah in the blogging department. I think my blog and I are going through relationship issues. I love my blog, but am feeling so incredibly uninspired to blog. After a whirlwind year taking on a full-time teaching position after not working full-time for 18 years, dealing with my husband's job loss and now new job AND trying to find a house, really has me not wanting to blog. I feel I have nothing to blog about.
Our old house in Virginia. Sniff...
We did not come to an agreement on purchasing the rental home we are in. We are not prepared to max ourselves to own this house and then not be able to renovate. This house has not been updated in 18 years, it needs a new roof, new fence, the plumbing makes us nervous and there is a crack in the foundation. Not to mention the kitchen is shabby, the appliances old, the flooring is old, the bathrooms...etc. Now we are on the hunt for a house, either to rent or buy. I am sick of renting. SICK! But we don't want to compromise buying just any ol'house. The housing market in the Vancouver are is dumb. I am sure I have mentioned that before. Those of you who live here, know what I mean. So if we are going to take on a mortgage in a somewhat loosey goosey housing market, then it better be something we can live with. In our part of the suburbs, we are sandwiched between a major freeway, railroad tracks and a river. So it is tough to find just the right house for a price we can swallow spending.
The house we are in now.
Currently I am feeling discouraged. I ache to paint and zhush up with house but if we are planning on moving I don't want to.
One thing I am excited about is that I have been "hired" to help my sister come up with a design plan for her house. Something that they can tackle over the next few years. It is thrilling to create a vision for someone's home! This summer we are going to tackle painting the walls! And create two girl's rooms for my nieces. I will keep you posted!