We’ve had moves that went so smoothly, it was all a piece of cake. This is not one of those. If only we could find a house that works. I think my quilting obsession is to blame for most of the problems we’re having . . along with wanting to have a few acres and not be in town.
We’re to the point that I’m having to trust Vince to find the right house and I probably won’t get to see it before the deal is done. The mobile home and land and buildings probably isn’t going to work. Our realtor told Vince it’s really hard to sell a mobile home there, no matter how nice the setting and if we face reality head on, there’s a slim chance that what we buy now will be where we stay forever.
Vince is spending every evening with the realtor. The house that he was kinda leaning towards after seeing three houses yesterday had me in tears again last night.
Some people love painted kitchen cabinets. There’s nothing wrong with them but I do not like them and have always said I didn’t want them. Here’s the kitchen! This house is at the top of our price range and the per square foot price is way over what seems normal to me but goodness, all the houses in this town are way over what we think they should be. Any updating is out of the question because of the price of the house already. Do I see painted cabinets? Do I see an electric stove? Do I see a microwave over the stove? All of those are NOT what I want. I can live with the electric stove since it isn’t a glass top but I cannot live with the microwave over the stove. That could be fixed pretty easily but where would you put the microwave in this tiny kitchen and though I could live without a microwave, Vince could not. The painted cabinets . . not much I could do about that.
This is where Vince thought I might could sew! What is that man thinking? I don’t know how wide this room is but I can see that the treadmill has to be turned at an angle to fit. Where would the longarm go? Hmmmm . . there’s a sunroom where it might work!
And, in this closet is where he thought I might could store my fabric, thread and quilting supplies.
What does Vince love about the house? The view! This is the view from the back porch.
You can see halfway across the county.
Who needs to sew? I guess I could sit out on the back porch and look at the horizon all day! And then go out to eat every night because I don’t like the kitchen! 🙁
Vince comes home tomorrow and as of the writing of this post, we’re no closer to finding a house than we were when we first started looking. There are two houses he might can see this evening. One we had already said we didn’t want because of the price per square foot and because it’s so old and ugly. He’s going to look at it because . . I don’t even remember why . . maybe because it has 5 acres and even though the price per square foot is high, it’s not as high as most and we could add a separate building for quilting and still be below our absolute maximum price.
The other doesn’t have a garage, is 300 square feet less than the minimum we said we have to have but I kinda like the outside. It’s red! Painted red! Kind of a pumpkin orange/red. I could see adding purple shutters. Maybe if I got real creative, I could make it look like this! Vince doesn’t like it because it’s wood but it has 5 acres and it has a pond and it’s a relo house and they’re sometimes willing to negotiate a bit more than an owner will. Don’t ask me how I know this right now! 🙁 It kills me for the relo company to tell me what my house should sell for when I know what we’re going to have to pay for a house in TX.
And, it has 2″ x 6″ walls and that makes me happy. I love the deeper window sills and that will make plantation shutters fit much better, which is what I’m putting on every window!
Even at the asking decent price, we could add a shop for Vince and a sewing room for me and a garage and still have less $$ in the house than the asking price for the house Vince liked last night.
This is getting more frustrating by the day!