I should be writing my essay….
but I am procrastinating….suprised? nah didn’t think so! lol
Well after a discussion with the mortgage bloke who wasn’t to confident in our plans to buy a 5 bedroom house together, and also some issues with the new school in Tarniet not having funding approved for the next stage of development which had me doubting my decision to move the boys their….we have had a rethink of our plans. We are going to sell my place still but then we will move into his. He has 4 bedrooms and 2 big living areas (and potentially a 5th bedroom in a one room only bungalo out back when the kids are older). Two boys will still need to share a room but they have to do that here. The other option would be to wait a few years til I am working and we can improve our chances of getting a loan and frankly the idea was unappealing. We may decide to look and buy together down the track. For now we just want to be together in one house. So now I’ve started on a list of what to keep and what to get rid of. We’ve discussed and are organising additional storage in the kitchen (because I will insist on having such things as flour and baking pans and my food processor) and we’ve talked to the boys about paint colours (cause one of the bedrooms is currently bright pink)!
The upshot then is that I won’t have a big asset anymore (I also won’t have a big debt – or in fact any debt) and I won’t be ‘trapped’ in this house without any options to move. I will also have a lump sum of money to deal with. Current thought is to invest it and sit on it for 3 months while I think about it. Leaning toward buying something I’ve wanted for as long as I can remember – a caravan! Kids would love that too and would give us the opportunity to take off for short breaks or even just in school holidays. Yes it’s a risk but life is a risk…..and if a man is willing to clear out his cupboard of computer bits so that you can have somewhere to store your (downsized) scrapbooking collection…..well sounds like love to me!
best get back to the bloody essay – its only 800 words at present and needs to be 2000 by midnight Sunday