Last year, my family and I moved from a larger home to a smaller one due to the fact that I was no longer working full time and had guaranteed income at my previous employer. My blog was less than a year old and I wasn’t really bringing in much of an income and bills were piling up. We needed relief, so my family and I decided to move into smaller digs, renting a condo in the area. Things have really been going well for us for a year now (we’ve been here since July) and this place is slowly closing in on us. I am used to having more room—a family room and a finished basement for starters. Our condo is nice but not nearly as big as what we are used to. And with the costs of renting a storage space where we are keeping our extra furniture and overflow, we need to go ahead to get a bigger place. We are literally bursting at the seams!
As an only child, I have come to love having my space. I like having room to myself. And I miss having an actual office. Right now, I office at the dining room table and its so inconvenient at times. I miss having separate floors and multiple bathrooms. We need a new house!
We have been househunting off and on for the past three to four months and haven’t been able to find anything. The kids need to stay in the same area so they don’t have to change schools, but there isn’t a lot of rent in the nearby area that is sufficient. I am thankful for even having the nice place that we have now, but the walls are closing in on me. I am not sure how much longer of this we can take.
Winter is coming soon, and I would love to be moved into a new home before the cold winter comes. We just put in a new application on a three floor townhome about five minutes away from where we are now, so please keep your fingers crossed that we get it. I have had some past credit snafus when I lost my job and fell behind on some bills. I am hoping that it isn’t bad enough that it will keep us from getting approved for this spacious new home.
Why are we renting, you may ask?
Well, to be honest, after my son graduates next year, moving to a warmer climate may be an option. I can see myself living in St. Louis for another year but after that—not so much. Renting would give us the opportunity to fulfill our lease and move to a different location if we so desire. So buying property is not really prudent in our case.
Here’s hoping that the next blog post I write is telling you good news. God knows we could really use a new place.
Say a prayer for us, will you?
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