When Vince began looking at houses in Texas, I made him promise that he would not buy anything without me seeing it first. Now that I’ve seen a few houses, I really don’t care if I see it or not.
There’s nothing to rent! We’ve checked apartments, houses, “bungalows”. Vince really cannot continue to live in a hotel. He’s been here a week and there a week but when he goes back after this trip, he’s there for good. There’s not enough time to build. We have a certain number of months in which we have to close or we’ll lose some of the relocation benefits.
Vince looked a house last night that was very clean, had a large lot but was in the city. It also had a big, nice, fairly new Morton building that could be divided so he could use half of it and I could use half of it. But, the house was small . . less than half the size of our current house. We don’t need a house as large as we have now but we need a bit more than half of this space — mainly so we can get decent sized bathrooms and bedrooms. He took a bunch of pictures and yes, it was very clean and well cared for but we don’t want to be in the city and we would really have been crowded so we passed on that one.
This afternoon he went with the realtor to look at . .
. . mobile homes! There were a couple I had found online that had some acreage and I think Vince, who swore he’d never live in a mobile home, has fallen in love with one. It isn’t the mobile home that he loves but the land and the extras.
I think the hardest part is that I love my current house. When we left Kentucky, I didn’t dislike but I didn’t love my house and moving was easy. We’re not going to find a house like this in TX in a price range we can afford. We’re getting older. We might be empty nesters . . but we might not be! Without basements, it’s just hard to find the square feet we’ve gotten used to having. We’re spoiled not only by the basement but by the real estate prices here.
Vince is supposed to look at one more house and if that one doesn’t work out, he’s going to make an offer on the mobile home property. I suppose this is where I say “Anything you want, honey!“. Seriously, we have a real neat realtor and she said that if they hadn’t already bought a home, she’d be making an offer on this place so that makes me feel real good! I’ll try to get some pictures from Vince and post those.