The first jump

Its officially official now – Sunday we bought some land, Monday we put the house on the market. I can’t even explain all the emotions!!

Sunday was exhilarating (admittedly after being wicked nervous at first). The property sits in a registered subdivision in the county. Pros and cons there – pro is since its not in a city the building codes are virtually non-existent (we just have to have them inspect the plumbing and electrical), but we don’t need a contractor. The con is the subdivision owners have final say if the house looks “good enough”. In the end we may have to put siding on, which wouldn’t be a bad thing, we were really trying to avoid it at the beginning because of costs. Other then that, they were totally OK with the ISBU idea (especially after I mentioned Bob Villa’s involvement in Florida πŸ˜‰ ) and they liked the floor plan we layed out (although we did forget about a garage and the access into the house from the garage LOL Oops, slight adjustment and we have that part fixed!) If I could figure out how to insert the stinkin picture I would show ya, alas, maybe tomorrow.

Monday was a roller coaster, and then very upsetting. We found out we needed to ask more from the house then we originally thought, and that’s just for us to break even – aka walk away with absolutely nothing extra. Needless to say that was/is quite upsetting since I was really counting on some sort of extra money so we could would have a large chunk to put towards the new house. Sadly, no, keeping the house is not an option, as much as we would love to. Unfortunately the mortgage company is completely unwilling to renegotiate the interest rate (but apparently more then willing to “renegotiate” and “compromise” for a mortgage that is 50% of our monthly income according to the latest phone call – go figure!)

Needless to say, yesterday was pretty bum for me. Today is a bit better. Mr Man, of course, brings it all in perspective – in this market, we are lucky if we don’t have to short sale. As far as money for the house, we’ve always been provided whatever it is we need, when we need it. So I’ve been trying to figure out other ways to get the money. Today I had the wild idea to ask for donations. Would it work?? I don’t know, but truly if we could just find 1600 people to donate $5 each – that would make up for what we thought the house would bring. We, of course, would then come up with the other $8k like the plan was originally. The hardest part is obviously, buying the ISBU’s. After that its “little” things – plumbing, electrical, ect. By little I mean not that one large lump sum payment, but a whole bunch of smaller payments.

{sigh} I dunno. Regardless, Mr Man went out and about today looking at the building salvage yards, apparently doors and crown molding are never-ending at those places LOL Windows, on the other hand, will be a bit harder (we knew that, but we didn’t think it would be that scarce!). So then he went to Lowe’s to look at the metal conduit for electrical and flexible plumbing conduit – we came up with the glorious idea of really playing up the “metal, contemporary, industrial look” and not drywall. OK, well whole truth be told, its just another way to be cheap and have a positive outlook on it πŸ˜‰ Now again, this is just a theory. We would have some ‘echo effect’ – but maybe some carpeting would fix that, or we could just learn to live with it πŸ˜‰ As for the neighbors… we are an acre away LOL! We may just go ahead and buy one now and play around with it. We can always use it for a storage building if we mess it up to much to use on the house πŸ˜‰

Ok, off to bed now, tired of rambling LOL!

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