Saturday, August 19, 2017

Finding My Home


Alex and I have both been renters, for him, all of his adult life; for me for most of my adult life. I bought a condo in the mountains back in 2001, sadly that didn't end well because I lost my job after suffering a burnout.

But in hindsight, living in a condo wasn't really my style. I had been renting it for a few years previously and the owner asked if I wanted to buy it. I had a great job back then and I didn't hesitate because I absolutely loved the area. I did have issues with loud weekenders though (as per usual!) I think that eventually I would have sold anyway. It wasn't really my "home".

Right now, the only thing missing from my ideal home is the dwelling. I have Alex, I have my pets, my hobbies and everything I love. Now it's just about saving for a home and property to make things complete.

When we moved to this cottage over two years ago, we had no idea there were so many degenerates in this area...it's become ridiculous and we did toy with the idea of just leaving. But we both think we'd regret it because our home ownership dreams are so close now that we don't want to delay things by incurring expensive moving costs. Plus, in reality, we just can't afford it right now unless we rely on credit...so that's out of the question!

Are you at home? Do you feel that something is missing? We are in a situation that we can't change, but we're trying really hard to make the best of it. Are you in the same situation and how do you manage?

7 comments:

Treey said...

Stick with it Rain and I'm sure something positive will come your way.

Rain said...

Thanks Terry! I have every hope that we'll find our home soon enough! :)

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I do alot of deep breathing....and wishing on stars. Good luck to both of us for the future holds good things I am sure of it!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Hang on, Rain! You're almost there. Something good will come your way in the near future.

I've been drifting my whole adult life and I don't think there'll ever be 'the home' for me. I don't really mind, though. I have no trouble moving if/when necessary. I didn't actually own a home until 2009. I was 44 at the time. This is my second home and my husband's third. We are presently working on making it very cozy and comfortable, and hope to be here for a long time.

Rain said...

We are SO close Martha! Every night at dinner, we talk about our dream, how we'll do this and that, what veggies I'll plant, what projects Alex has in mind...how big the cheese cave will be lol! ;)

I was a nomad for many years. I moved around all over Quebec and the Maritimes. I rented monthly, furnished places...never wanted to stay in one place. I even planned to buy an RV and spend my life on the road all over Canada! :) But then I met Alex and my plans surprisingly changed and I just wanted to nest with him. :)

We want our home to be our first and last one that we own. Like you, we will do everything we can to make it cozy and comfy so that we never want to leave! It's an exciting venture!!!

Pam Jackson said...

I own my home, paid it off over a yr ago and I am home here. Been here 25 yrs now and I love it....just wished I had more space but the issue with that, I would probably fill it up really fast! I make sure I have things around me that mean things to me, that I love to look at and I love having around me.

Rain said...

Hi Pam :) Congrats on home ownership!! :) I can't wait to say the mortgage is paid off...well, I guess I would need a mortgage first lol. When Alex and I moved to this cottage, we did what you said...we filled it up too fast lol! We'll likely have to downsize in a few years!