I’ll admit it, I haven’t been a very good blogger lately, and I’m sorry! There’s been lots of stuff on my plate, but I wanted to thank you for all the kind words I’ve received about my depression post. It was a very hard post for me to write, but I’m thankful for the encouraging words from everyone.
Another thing that’s been a bear on my shoulders has been house hunting. M and I have been renting the same house for more than four years, and in the last week our home owners have decided to sell the house. Since we are not in a position to buy, this means we’re out–unless they sell the house to someone willing to continue renting to us. That also means we’re having to keep the house tidy and clean for the listing photo shoot, showings, and who knows what else. When someone wants to look at the house, we have to straighten everything up, remove personal items/photos, grab up the pups, and leave for however long. (The cats get to stay, and we just hope the people don’t let either of them outside.)
On top of that, we’re house hunting so we can move quickly–there’s some bad blood recently and it’s probably just best if you move on. Still unable to buy, we’re searching for houses in our area (we love where we are) for rent. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many houses available in November and December because, like we’ve moaned already, who wants to move in November or December??
It’s very stressful.
But no worries, I’ve been taking my house-hunting stress out at Man O’War CrossFit just about everyday–it’s my kind of therapy!
In all of our time searching for houses, I’m trepidacious about having complete strangers coming and looking at the house while we’re gone. I know what we do and where we look when we’re looking at houses, so I know potential buyers will look in our closets and see my bras hanging there (I have nowhere else to put them), they might look in our bathroom cabinets to see how much storage there is, they’ll see photos or nicknacks that we haven’t hidden… It just seems like you’re being violated every time someone new comes to look.
So M and I just try to take things easy and make people wonder about us. I mean, what else can we do, right?
I’ll keep you posted on how things transpire. We think we’ve found a cute house just a mile or two down the road, which is good. It’s more in rent than we’re used to, but the back yard is bigger (yay for the pups) and so is the garage. Until then, I’m working on some posts for the next few weeks. (Soup/chili round-up anyone??)
Your turn: When you’re house/apartment hunting, what’s the one thing you have to look for/at when touring a potential home?