We live in a condo in Downtown Seattle. We bought it before Max. Actually we bought it before we even knew we wanted a Max. Its perfect for a single couple who want to enjoy what the city has to offer. You can walk to everything, both sporting arenas are behind us, and there are countless bars and restaurants at our finger tips.
Add a baby to this scenario. Still fun, but a little harder. There are no playgrounds around us, there are only two other couples in our our building that have children...TWO, and I have to walk three flights of stairs from our garage to get to our unit. Not easy with an arm full of crap and a squiggly monster.
SO I day dream. I stalk Trulia weekly to see what the market has to offer. Its like a knife slicing into my chest every time I do. But I can't seem to stop. Masochistic? Maybe.
So why not just move? Well with the market crash moving is just not an option. We would have to sell at a hefty loss and that just isn't smart for our family. ( I have a pouty lip right now, just so you know) So for now I pin away on pinterest. Decorating my some day house. It makes me happy. I know exactly the feel I want the house to have and I imagine Max running down the stairs in the morning to greet me. Or how it will feel to walk him to school. Oh, how I want a house.
But for now, we build memories where we are and we bloom where we are planted. I know we are very fortunate to have a roof over our head while many families on the east coast have just lost theirs. Puts it in perspective I suppose. (pouty lip and stomping feet commence).
Have a great weekend!