The plan was that after moving every couple of years for what seemed like an eternity, this would be a house that we would stay in for some substantial amount of time (notice, I didn't say forever). Lots of space, lots of yard (a half-acre to be exact), lots of everything, actually. And for where we are right now, that makes us lots of house rich and not a lot else. So, we decided to shift priorities and focus on something besides making a hefty house payment every month. It sucks to be a slave to your mortgage and I, for one, am over it! I think the choice is much harder for Kevin than me. To me, it's just a house. We'll get another one, have fun there, and grow our precious family. But I have to say, it would be nice, at some point, to flippin' be settled for longer than 2 years....somewhere.
I have spent the last few days cleaning out closets, staging rooms, and removing the photos and things that make our house personal. Call us recession chic, call us unable to plant roots, call us whatever you want, but if you happen to be in the market for a quite lovely 3,000 sq-ft, castle, don't call us at all--call our realtor.
By the way, many thanks for all the questions and well-wishes in regard to my previous post. Apparently, I alarmed a few of you. No alarm necessary...Things are still challenging, but happy. Good thoughts are working and we are so thankful for every single person sending them. :-)