Sunday, August 31, 2008

How do you know...

when it's time to throw in the towel and put the house up for sale? I've just had it today. There is no way Ted could get the utility sink fixed--after further investigation it's definitely a job for the plumber. The bathroom--well, yes I'll spend the next couple of days showering at the Princeton Club. The internet--well I'm hoping that it last long enough to post this blog entry. When we moved in here in 1999, we figured 5 years tops. This was of course until infertility and adoption--thus using the house for equity. After all, adoption is a home improvement! So, almost 10 years later and plus 3 kids--while we've added on (thank goodness--500 square feet), we're still at one bathroom and everytime I turn around it's something new. I thought to stay here until Julia is ready for high school, evaluate the high schools and move accordingly. St. Dennis goes through 8th grade. We can drive the boys if necessary. And yes, 2nd bathroom next year--it's well worth the money! But, should we do that? Are we just pissing money down the drain? After spending over 2 hours just washing clothes at the laundry mat (and drying them at home--dryer and clothes line)--is the time and money really worth it?
And for those of you that are wondering---my back and gut are killing me! I thought maybe I could have gone back to work--but yes, they were right in making me wait! Ok, yes H--- did just freeze over--I admitted someone else was right. Just mark it in your calendar--it doesn't happen often. Now where is my ibuprofen???

7 comments:

Stef Wasson said...

Hi. I think you should put the house up for sale. Find something a little bit bigger and newer. You'll be much happier. Hope things are going better!

Lisa said...

JP I just want to give you a hug. I can certainly understand the desire to sell and there's certainly enough things to list in the "Pros" column but now's probably not the time.

What's got me more worried is how much you're over doing it! You need to slow down JP or you'll hurt yourself! TAKE IT EASY!!

And wait for the housing market to rebound a little before trying to sell.

So sayeth the voice of experience.

Maria said...

God love you -- sounds like things are just stinky right now!! Sadly, the real estate market STINKS right now and you'd probably just lose your shirt right now. However, I have found that hiring a plumber is a WONDERFUL thing (can you tell the experience in this statement) when you are just hitting the wall on getting it fixed yourself. Go rest, girl, then call Handy Manny!!

Elizabeth and Bill said...

Ugh, sounds like a nightmare! You definitely don't need to be dealing with plumbing drama. Buying a house, not to mention selling one in this market, isn't a walk in the park either though so think hard about your options! You could always have a realtor come over and see what they think about selling your place and then go from there.

Hilary Marquis said...

Throw in the towel! Now move to Lincoln :)

Hilary Marquis said...

...the house next door to us is for sale :)

Christine said...

Selling ahouse isn't easy either. Ours has been on the market for 7 months. We are looking at our third price reduction.