Saturday, November 28, 2009

Out of the mouths of babes...

There's been all kinds of stuff going on in my life...chemo scheduled to start December 3rd, of course...less than a week now -- and then there's THE HOUSE. We took a quick look around and found a second house that we love (photos below). They are both very different, both have pros and cons. I could elaborate specifically but that's not really the point of this post

We have been agonizing over choosing which home to bid on. It's all complicatecd by my illness, naturally, so one might think I should forget the whole thing and wait until after chemo. Yet to let both houses go could be a serious mistake, they are singular properties and for us it turns out this is actually a pretty great time to buy, financially speaking.

I was talking to Megan (8yo) about all this...going back and forth, bemoaning my concerns, listing the positives and negatives. I've been driving myself crazy, truth be told. Last night in a fit of confusion at one point I lamented, "Good grief, Meggie, this is just the hardest decision I've ever had to make!" which she said, without missing a beat: "But Mama, I thought you said choosing between lumpectomy and mastectomy was the hardest choice you ever had to make?"

Indeed, I did. Indeed, it was.

Here I am going nuts over which home to buy. Heck...this is nothing. Aside from the fact that I'm blessed as all get out to even have such options available to me, let's face it -- any choices I ever have to make after the one I made this past summer pales by is SO not worth freaking out about. This is just life. And the point is it goes on no matter where I live.

Damn smart kid I got there.

PS: Okay, I know that house looks positively massive, and it is a larger home...but it also needs major updating, which is why it's even remotely in our price range.


Kendra said...

Wow, that house is amazing. I loved the other one too, but this one is a style I adore, and just has a curbside wow factor that the other one doesn't. I would love to see inside pictures too!

Jean said...

Aren't kids amazing? They have the ability to see right through everything else and get right to the heart of the matter don't they? And you're right, Megan is very smart but then she is her mother's daughter.

Love the second house! It looks like it might be in a quieter location than the first too, is that right? Maybe that takes care of the road issue. Wow, can't believe you are taking this on - please take care K, moving house is stressful enough without everything else you have to deal with right now.

p.s. I'd love to know what you think of my latest post - and maybe even what you might say yourself?

~Tessa~Scoffs said...

Love it!

JJ said...

Hmm, I love the look of the front of the first house but really love the deck on the second house. I guess there's no chance to cut and paste?

Both places are beautiful.

I'll be thinking of you on the 3rd

La Belette Rouge said...

It is rather gorgeous.

I have given you an award over at my place. No obligation. I just wanted you to know how much I admire you.

Angie Muresan said...

Such a pretty and cozy looking house this is. Looks right out of a fairy tale, really. Here via La Belette Rouge.