Reaching Beyond Myself
Friday, February 29, 2008
Honestly, it's a scary word for me personally. Especially after our failed attempt in Michigan. It was heartwrenching, nauseating and emotionally-charged, yet I find myself secretly excited about the possibility.
I blame it on my husband.
He's the one who is jumping at the opportunity to go look at houses today......
oh yes, you heard me.....TODAY!!!!!!!
Ok, so here's a little perspective for you.
I am unemployed, he's a full-time college student.
Sidenote: Sure I'm looking for a job/career. I've sent out over 75 resumes. People are extremely slow here in the Midwest. Unlike Florida, where you send out 15 resumes and you have 15 interviews within the week, mostly ending with job offers.
Oh contrarier, not so in Missouri (aka: Mizzer-ah add twang as desired)
here.......you send out a resume.......then you wait......and wait......and wait some more
Potientially a year goes by and then you might actually start the job that you applied for in 2007 in 2009.......no joke people.
So back to homeownership.
I will indulge my hubby's dream of looking, wanting and desiring a place of our own. I can even understand his logic. We will be living here for atleast 4 more years, so why not.....right?
Logically, not the best time in our life.
Personally, it freaks me out-especially in light of the impending recession that Bush assures us isn't happening (get a grip dude, it's here!!!)
Emotionally, I know looking at these houses that are cheap (did I mention the cost of living here is riduculously inexpensive......$50,000 and you have an amazing house.....no joke!!!!) will only cause me to want to be a homeowner.
Ah, but then reality sets in and I realize that it's all a dream and the truth of the matter is, WHO, in their right mind would give a college student and his unemployed wife a mortgage?
Then I say to myself, "sure honey, we'll look, we just can't buy"
and the world is as it should be.........
me happily renting
hubby happily daydreaming
ahhhhh, the joys of the idea of homeownership......so much excitement and stress......