Ok. So I think we have our plan set. And we’re moving on Friday, so it’s probably time to fill everyone in.
As you’ve probably guessed – if you’re my twitter or facebook friend – since I’m selling everything we own: we are moving.
Where, you might ask?
Into B’s mom’s house.
Which sounds a LOT scarier than it is. I kind of enjoy scaring people with that. Because it’s actually a REALLY sweet deal, and we are so very lucky to have B’s mom and her partner helping us like this. They own a large home in a suburb of Indy, but moved to Michigan for work. They chose to keep the house in Indiana, and have had their kids move in and out when needing a place to stay. Currently, B’s brother A, and step-brother M are living there. They will be on another level of the house, and we get along with them great, so I’m actually kind of jazzed.
Why are we doing this? Well B is in school. And making only a fraction of what he used to. It felt horrendously irresponsible to keep hoping we wouldn’t be short for our bills. We will save due to the generous deal to live there for cheap.
What about our house? Many of you know that B owns our house, he bought it in December 2007. A LOVELY time to buy homes. We considered many options of what to do with our house after B’s mom made the offer to help us. This was where many people in our lives gave their (non-requested) two cents, mostly well-meaning. But it really almost set me off, because it was between me and B- or really, mostly B, because it’s his home per the papers, not mine.
We have decided to rent out our home, by ourselves and not through any management company. And honestly, I am so sick of all the discussion about this that I don’t feel like going into why we made this decision. But if you have done this, let me know, so I can reach out if I have questions. I do appreciate you all!
So here are the pro’s of our new place:
- Our room will be 12×14 instead of our current 11×11
- We will have our own bathroom
- The suburb we’re moving to is really nice
- Not much farther from my 8-5 weekday work at all
- Close to some great stuff- Kroger still! Woo!
- I absolutely LOVE our new “roommates”
- I will be able to bake and have more taste-testers than just B
- B is happy to have other people to practice cooking for
- Full cable!!!!!!! BOARDWALK EMPIRE BABY!
- Be able to see B’s family more easily when they’re around
- The pugs can still sleep with us
- Closer to my cupcake job!!!
There are some con’s of course:
- We have to fix everything wrong in our current home
- Renting our home is a risk (YES, WE KNOW THAT.)
- Having roommates isn’t always all fun and games
- The pugs have to be crated when we’re not home
- (This is an issue I AM taking advice for. Wah. We don’t currently crate so I do need advise.)
- Pugs cannot have full run of the house – pretty much just our room and the enclosed sunroom (for TV.)
- Step-bro-in-law has a cat (named CHEESE) and you know how pugs + cats = chaos…
- B will have a more significant commute
- Because B will drive more, he’s taking back the nice Camry and I get the POS Jeep
Mostly, I’m just nervous about the pugs, and about renting out our house.
Oh, and we’re not bringing any furniture except our bed and dressers. So we’re selling EVERYTHING. Full circle entry right here people.
So the packing / throwing tons of stuff out / making donation piles / meeting with hopefully not serial killer craigslist shoppers has taken up a bunch of my time right now. It makes me wish I actually had Indiana friends to come help me. I *hope* to be settled in and back to normal for September. THANK YOU to everyone who has reached out- not caring what has been going on- just to say they care. I have had many tears over this, trying to decide what to do, and your blind love and support really made a difference.
So yeah… anyone want to rent a house?! :-)