Friday, August 10, 2012

Dilemma

I haven't been blogging lately because I don't have anything to share. I'm quite sure I'd bore you to tears in no time flat discussing, ad nauseum, all the things we are doing to get the house ready to sell. Suffice it to say, we're not quite there, YET.....I cannot believe just how much stuff two people can accumulate in 22 years. Then there are all the projects that we've been meaning to do and never managed to start until now. Too bad I won't be able to enjoy the walls my laundry finally has, or all the nice, freshly painted white doors, windowsills, baseboards etc. After 22 years of 1980 dark, faux wood grain doors, everything has been freshened and lightened up.

We're almost there. The 10' x 10' storage unit is getting pretty full. The wonderful young EMT who moonlights doing yard work is almost done with the yard and it looks amazing. All that's left are a few odds and ends, the guest room needs to be painted -- it's still the same color it was when we moved in, Pepto Bismal pink! And, the carpet needs to be replaced. I think we will be carpet shopping next week.

Now for the dilemma, we've found a house in Wenatchee that is exactly what we want, complete with three car garage that are all tall enough for the bus to fit in with a bonus room above for my sewing room. The house also has a wonderful view of the Columbia River and the Wenatchee valley which is a big thing for me since there really isn't much over there besides brown. The house has just started construction and is due to be completed mid-late November. However, the latest word on the opening of the data center, which is where The Bearded One will be working, has been slid from April to August. Yes, NEXT August as in 2013.

So, do we go ahead and put this house on the market as planned by Labor Day. If so, and if it sells, I will be moving to Wenatchee with the Spotted One while the Bearded One stays here. And then there's the problem, where would he stay? As I said, this house is absolutely perfect. It's the only thing we've found that has everything we want. So, it's hard to pass up something so perfect. There's also the little fact that interest rates are really low right now. What to do, what to do. That is our dilemma. Meanwhile, we will continue to finish up what needs to be done here and figure out what our next step will be.

I will leave you with a picture of the Spotted One from our camping trip to the coast last weekend. It was a beautiful weekend and it was nice to get away and not do anything. Of course, when we got home, one of the hottest days of the summer, the air conditioning decided to break down.....


And yes, that is my pillow he's resting his Spotted little head on......


4 comments:

Suzan said...

You DO have a dilemma! The house in Wanatchee sounds terrific. I know it would be awful to pass on it and then have to "settle" for something you really are not crazy about later. It would be nice if your hubby could get some kind of per diem that would allow him to stay in a short term residence somewhere until the job opens next summer. If I were you, I would pull the covers over my head and just hum little mindless tunes. (I have very bad coping skills!)

Alycia said...

The spotted one looks as if all the stress has not bothered him at all... just love me .. he says - too cute!!

Batiklover said...

Oh Liz!!!! What a decision to have to make!!!! I'll be thinking about you!!!!!Please keep us posted!!!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Your dilemma is a complicated one, if I were you I would go for the perfect house now, everything else will settle out over time. This is one of those situations that you don't want to be kicking yourself for, looking back next year, and saying: "why didn't we go for the house we really wanted, the one that was perfect in every way?!!"