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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Right Step Isn't Always the Easy One

We had just begun to pack our things to move out of here, in with family, and prepare our home to rent. We were taking really blind steps and were about to have a sit-down chat with family so we can all be on the same page about things but I wanted to make sure the hubster and I were on the same page before going into that conversation.

So, the chat began.

Of course, being an expecting mom, I had a million questions about how long this process can take, where we would end up, and an overall need to know that we're, 100%, doing the right thing.

To be honest, I had a lot of doubts and concerns. Many "what if" questions rolled through my mind and all of them revolved around our family's financial state.

For example: "If we get into a rental house and are taking on an additional $900 payment, what do we do if we have a renter up and leave or we have a couple months when we don't have a renter in the condo at all?"

The extra expenses and possibilities of expenses were freaking me out.

None of this makes any sense to me.

Moving my kids into another home to move them into another home {or move back here}, going through the adjustment period of adding another baby to the family, and the dreaded "nesting" that I need to do all became huge things in my mind. It all became too much.

Now, I don't mean to be a "Negative Nelly". There are a lot of bonuses to moving. And you know? It could all work out, wrinkle free. In my heart, though, I feel like this is wrong. I feel like we're being "pushy" and trying to force our own answer. In reality, this new baby is one that we believe will teach us to let God lead our lives and our decisions.

Bottom line {you probably guessed it}, we're staying here for now. NOT FOREVER but for now.

We're going to correct the issue of wasted space in the kid's closet, look into bunk beds, and get rid of as much as we don't need to get ready for this baby and make space for him/her.

Honestly, I feel much better about looking into buying a foreclosed home and picking up an extra $300 a month {and obviously renting this place out} than I do about committing to a lease. I guess that's just a decision we'll need to make in the long run.

For now, it's painting, adding organization to the kid's closet, and beginning those little DIY projects I've been itching to do to make this a home with my thumb print on it. {the bigger projects may be done in July so we can shop and price things out}

The right step isn't always the easy one, but keeping our family together and secure is of utmost importance.

*know of any good foreclosures out there? lol*



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