Wednesday, September 14, 2005

A House

I try to be happy with what I have, but lately I have really, really been wanting my own house. A house with central heating and air. A house with a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, a real shower. A house with a washer and dryer so I don't have to leave the house any time I want to do laundry, which needs to be done 4x a week. A house where I can paint the walls whatever color I want. A house where it takes more than five steps to get from one end to the other. A house where I could drink the water and wash the baby's toys in the tap water without being worried about possible contaminants from cow feces in the well water, lead in the pipes.

I do feel fortunate that we have this place to live, rent free. If we didn't we would be in a much different situation, one where I undoubtedly would not be able to take care of Pearl full time, and that is what is most important to me, so I am grateful. It's not a hovel by any means... it's a good little house, other than the aforementioned complaints. But I also can't help feeling a little beholden, and that's not really fun.

Mr. Peach has a couple of prospects for new jobs at the university where he works, nothing concrete enough to feel good about, but possible enough to create a tiny bit of shiny, sparkly hope... hope that soon he'll have a job he enjoys more, hope that he'll soon be making enough to be able to afford house payments. That would be really, really nice.


Blogger KB said...

Best wishes to you guys, it will happen in due time. It's hard I know. We lived in a small
1 bdrm until Reynen was 4. Now we live in a small 2 bdrm and still freakin pay $1125. a month in rent. It's impossible for us to get a house because no joke you cannot find ANYTHING in our city for less than $500,000. I actually feel quite fortunate for all I have, but of course a house in our near future would be nice.

8:35 AM  
Blogger Pusillanimous Wanker said...

Caity and I are in the process of buying a new home. I know how you feel. Pqyments will be in the $700 to $1000 range for a decent 2-bedroom, though.

6:58 PM  
Blogger JulieB said...

Hold the vision and you'll get there. Altho I owned it my first little house downtown was in your category - 900 sq feet, built in 1908, very funky plumbing, no garbage disposal, no dishwasher, and I did my laundry at the laundromat. But hang in there, if you hold that vision of your own place with a few amenities, it'll happen.

2:08 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

The first home we owned, I remember coming home one day to rain in the living room. An upstair toilet had over flowed and was making a horrid mess. I reached for the phone to call the landlord and almost cried when I realized we were it. Ah well... it's still really nice to do what we want to the place!

3:14 PM  

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