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buying a house is stressful. trying to get all your shit together when you already own a house and need to buy another one is just torture. good morning, this is a complaining-that-my-life-is-hard post. which is dramatic, because my life is not that hard. but this whole house-hunting thing is not. fun. oh, by the way, we are looking for a different house. the thing about finding a house this time, though, is that i'm being super picky. and not that we weren't picky before, but this house has to be THE house. you know, the one that we are going to live in for 20+ years, where our kids will grow up and go to school, etc. etc. and let me just say that there aren't a whole lot of houses that meet my criteria even for sale, nevermind for sale and that we are interested in.
let me be more specific. there are 3. only 3 houses that i would even consider looking at. 2 of those houses need work. a good amount of work. and the last house...well, it's the dream house. it's perfect. although some rooms may have paint colors we would change, i don't even mind them enough to move in and let it be for awhile. not only does it technically meet all my "must-haves" but everything is nice looking. and in the area we want to live in (also known as OLD), it's very hard for some of these houses to have everything up to date and be aesthetically pleasing.
sigh. but the thing is. we don't even have our house up for sale yet. we are almost there, but not actually there. and this house? i know it's going to be gone soon. it's just too good. SO. GOOD. i know someone else who has it together and is more adult than us has been waiting for this too and is pouncing. womp womp. we are, obviously, still going to try and i suppose, at least, it has ignited a fire under us to GET MOVING, YOU DUMMIES! so we will see what the future holds. but FYI - looking for, owning, buying a house is the worst, in case you were curious (although, painting things whatever color you want and nailing tons of holes in the walls just because you feel like it is pretty great too).