Here’s me showing up.
We bought our house 3 years ago, because it was in a great location, and in our budget. That in itself was an achievement. Most advice goes along the lines that location is everything, but they never really say what happens when you buy a house for just that reason. And, really only that reason. We wanted out of our apartment, and this solved that without us having to go broke in the process.
Great, but what next?
Well, nothing. This is the house after our signing, and it pretty much looks the same. The difference being that it’s now filled with all our stuff. All the plans I had made didn’t take into account reality.
Reality being that neither of us know anything about remodeling, or even repairing a 164 year old house, and we also don’t have the money or time to learn. So, there’s that.
I don’t see any of that changing, either. Not until something in the money and/or time department.
But, location is everything. The husband can walk to work in 20 minutes, and I can walk to one of my jobs in 5 minutes. Main street and the very little it offers is also walking distance, so is a nice park and a brand new elementary school (for the far far future of us actually having a kid).
So, I’m back to planning. What can you do with no money, very little time, and a lot of stuff?
Enter Pinterest, stage left.
I created a new board tonight: Things to do: that I might ACTUALLY, you know, do.