We discussed it a little more and (with hubby's help...) I've come to the realization that there probably won't be a "next house." We're in a 30 year mortgage and we have some credit card debt and I have student loans. By the time we deal with the debt we'll be saving for retirement and hopefully putting aside money for our children's education.
It was kind of a tough pill for me to swallow. In my head I'm far from a shallow, materialistic person but every so often I realize that yeah, I can be those things. And I don't like it. It's made me realize too, that there are things I want to do around the house. Things that I had thought we wouldn't bother with since we wouldn't be here long. Nothing major - a few of the rooms need paint updates and the carpet in the living room has to go. I guess it's time to focus on those things instead of all the things I wanted in my next house.
|Snagged from Google Streetview. |
Lots of snow on the lawn today!