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Scary Things

So, in the past couple of weeks, we’ve decided to A: move up closer to my husband’s work (two hours of driving a day is killing him), and B: buy a house.

Frankly, I’m terrified.

I love living with my parents.  With my depression and anxiety, it’s made things so much easier to know that if I have a total breakdown, there’s someone here to take care of JJ.  I love helping my mom cook.  I love watching my husband play video games with my younger brothers.  I love watching my dad’s face when his grandson gets excited to see him come home.

But all good things must come to an end, I guess.  We moved here I was so sick during my pregnancy that my husband was scared to leave me alone, and then stayed because we knew the chances of me getting Post Partum Depression were very, very high and we wanted a safety net.  I’m not pregnant any more, and my depression is under control.  My son turns a year old in a few weeks, and I’m doing so much better.

But buying a house?  That’s scary enough to send me right back into the arms of panic.

What kind of house will we be able to afford?  My husband works in a very expensive part of town, and a dollar doesn’t go as far up there as it does down here.  Do we have enough savings for a down payment?  Closing cost?  What if we buy the house and then find problems?  We’ve never done any kind of renovations before, and frankly have no desire to – but we don’t have the money to buy a shiny new house.

I’ve managed to come up with a list of “Needs, Wants, and Perks”, but the “wants” list looks to long compared to the prices we’d be able to afford.

We’re meeting with a family friend today who is a real estate agent.  Hopefully, she’ll have answers to our questions.



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