Friday, November 9, 2012

I want a house....

Oh sounds a little diva-ish huh?  Well I won't appolligize for it! I want a house. *insert stomping feet*

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).

Sigh...

Have a great weekend!

~MAMA

10 comments:

  1. Stomp your feet all you want. I live in the 'burbs, and commute into Seattle, and daydream sometimes about downsizing and moving into the city. Seattle just isn't set up for raining a family downtown like other big cities though. Husband and I talk about mvoing downtown once we retire though. Well, either downtown, or Lake Chelan. I am too much of a city girl for the latter though. I hope the market turns around, so you can get out and move out to the 'burbs too :-)

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    1. Do you live close to Seattle? Lake Chelan would be nice to!!!!

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  2. How did I miss that you live so close to me!!! We used to live in Kent. Too burby for me!!! Hopefully when we find our dream house it will be in the perfect neighborhood still in the city. Best of both worlds.

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  3. So with you! I want to move. I feel stuck! But I'm learning to be content where I am. Makes a world of difference!

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    1. bloom where your planted.....right? Trying :)

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  5. Boy, do I relate. We live in a 650 square foot apartment. I don't now how long it's gonna hold us, as well as our belongings. I feel guilty, though, because we really are so blessed just to have our happy family. Most days, that holds me together. Some days...not as much!

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    1. I know right. I try to be very thankful for what we have. But somedays, you just need to stretch out!

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  6. I guess it wasn’t the right time back then. How about now? I hope moving is on your list of options now, and with luck, it’s a final and permanent move to your very own house. I don’t think it is “diva-ish” to dream of having your own house. Living in a condo building is great when you’re alone. But for growing family like yours, I find it more ideal to settle in an actual townhouse with backyards and outdoor spaces for you and your kids to hang around.

    Sophia Manning @ CNN Mortgage

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