Tuesday, September 11, 2012

House Hunting

i am not old enough for this.  it is, at the very least, way beyond my maturity level.  i'm talking about house hunting y'all.  this process has me looking around daily asking, "where are all of the adults?"

this is no ordinary first home hunt.  in accordance with our relationship's anti-1950 movement we aren't looking for your average sweet, cozy starter cottage complete with a white picket fence and golden retriever puppy with a red bow around it's neck that's carrying the bright and shiny key to our very first house.  not even close.  we need space for 6 people.  josh is 6'3".  i am 5'9".  the youngest of our 4 kids will be 3 years old by the time they are sleeping stateside.  we take up space.  lots of space.

the most anxiety filled thing is, 'space' is only one of the items on the ever growing "i'm not this old yet, am i?" list.

a cul-de-sac near a kroger?  an urban area with a city feel?  will a predominantly white neighborhood be welcoming to a dual race family? will a predominantly black neighborhood be welcoming to a dual race family?  what if we buy in the wrong neighborhood and things are miserable for the kids and/or us?  and just in case you want to lose sleep for a few days, check this creeper out... the family watch dog website.  four words, hee-bee-jee-bees.  see?

family watch dog pic of nashville

school zones:
this guy goes waaaaaay over my head.  public, private, charter, tutoring, homeschooling, lions and tigers and bears... oy.  

the house itself:
do we go foreclosure that needs a lot of work so that we get to personalize it... or... new construction that is move in ready?  what i really want is exposed brick, stainless steel, 11 foot ceilings, marble, and original hardwoods.  my budget and i are in a really big fight over this one.  we may never recover.

in your dreams, meg #1

in your dreams, meg #2

so, if anyone needs me i'll be out dealing with things way beyond my maturity level (juno quote)... like, do bunk beds fit in an 11x12 room with two windows on opposing walls?  

happy tuesday!


  1. Megan,

    Take a deep breath and know that when you see the house that is already yours you will know it in your bones the moment you lay eyes on it. Space or no space stainless or no stainless your 4 babies will not care as long as the 6 of you are together!! Can't wait to see your journey. Your such an inpsiration to so many. xoxo

  2. I hope you'll make both ends meet soon, Megan. :) As much as possible, don’t just think about what you need now, but also think about what you’ll need a few years from now.

    Kandice Stowe

  3. Take time to unwind at the end of your house-hunting expedition. Calming your thoughts and emotions would help you decide which of the houses is worth the buy, Megan.

    Lora Holmes