Yeah, yeah, yeah - we're house hunting.... kind of. I'll explain.
Since we discovered a few months ago that buying a trailer and living on the road would cost MORE than our current living situation - we've decided to just go ahead and find a house to settle in to. We're most desperate to get out of this blasted trailer park. Since my husband is no longer the manager, the park has gone downhill fast. Two trailers burned to the ground just a couple months ago from a meth lab fire.
When my husband was manager, he researched every single potential tenant on his own free time to make sure everyone coming into the park was a decent person.
Decent people don't cook meth...
We gotta get outta here.
We're wanting to buy a house on no less than 2 acres (there's lots of land to be had here) and start a garden and my "fowl farm" that I've been dreaming of for years (little known fact about me). Yeah I want a farm with all kinds of ducks, chickens and peacocks and maybe even an emu or ostrich... why?
Have you seen how much ONE peacock or ostrich feather costs??? I'm gonna be rich from selling feathers! RICH I TELL YA!! What's the deal with feathers? Well if you're into renaissance faires or any kind of costume making or haberdashery then you'd know - you'd know....
▲▲Hold up, ya'll. ▲▲
Can we stop and take a look at the cork floors in this bathroom?
The pink is AWESOME but but cork floors in a bathroom??? EW.
Moving on - a friend of ours is wanting to remodel and sell his house that he kind of abandoned about four years ago. See, his wife got cancer and took a sudden turn for the worse and passed away here. So yeah, he had zero interest in staying here. He's remarried and would like to go ahead and sell the house but he's still not comfortable going into the home.
His new wife has been trying to redo the house in her spare time while he's out of town but they're needing to do a bit more than just painting. So he're where we come in.
An idea has come up that we move in and take over the remodel in exchange for little to no rent.
The home owner would pay for materials and we continue to fix it up for him. This should be no problem at all.
My husband is quite the handyman. He's a diesel mechanic by trade but he can do carpentry, masonry, electric stuff, plumbing, everything... but remember to take out the trash every other day. Ahem...
I'm not sure what the plan is after we finish the house since we really have no interest in living there permanently. We're wanting a more rural setting and this house is in the burbs and is entirely too close the the neighbors house.
I've always said - if you can open your kitchen window and ask the neighbor if you can borrow a cup a sugar, you're too dang close.
I grew up on a farm and my husband grew up on a peach orchard. We're used to having our space.
Suburban life ain't for us.
Buuuuuut - our credit is awful. I'm up to my ears in medical bill debt and I own nothing except a car I paid off in my mother's name and my husband doesn't really own anything either. So yeah... a home loan is going to be pretty hard to obtain, so I'm hoping we can stay in the house after the remodel, pay off some debt and build our credit so we can get a house we really want. Sounds like a plan, yeah?
But, nothing is set in stone just yet - we're all just kind of shuffling about ideas.
My ideal home is a 6 bedroom mansion with a ballroom and dance studio .... with my birds and the feathers and stuff.
And an elephant...
And a vegetable garden...
And enough land to host my own just-for-fun festivals...
And pirate treasure hidden somewhere...
... and a monkey butler.