Sunday, January 24, 2010


honeymoon 412

Big announcements are in the air…

Life is changing rapidly in our little household and sometimes if feels a little hard to keep up with it all.

The first big change: my baby brother is moving in with us as of Feb 2nd. He’s not getting on with our parents, dealing with some rather serious anxiety issues, and needs some space to sort things out so is coming to crash chez big sis’ until he figures out what’s next. We went home over the holidays to see if we could help out and so now he’s coming to stay.

With that in mind, we’ve been contemplating our housing options (because I wouldn’t be surprised if he stays for a good long while) and have realized that the decision to find a larger home has become somewhat more urgent. Of course, my student loans being what they are, I don’t qualify for much in the way of a mortgage so we’ve decided to go another route. We’re going to sell the condo, pay off my loan, and rent the upstairs apartment from my in-laws until we have enough for a down payment. It’s 3 bedrooms, freshly renovated, and cheaper than our mortgage.

It’s not going to be easy but we both feel, after a great deal of contemplation, that the sacrifices will be worth the long term gains.

So the past month has been a bit of a roller coaster as we (I) have been sorting through some rather major decisions and changes. It’s a little surreal that our home will be changing soon but it’s a good thing and I’m already getting excited about the new decor options….


  1. hmmm, I had a similar thing last year when my own baby bro came to say for about a month - it could have been longer, but it did make him think about what he REALLY wanted to do - so it worked out for the best. Good luck!

  2. Thanks! I may just need it. That and a fair amount more patience than I'm naturally inclined to have. We'll see how it turns out... I'm sure I'll have "discrete" things to say about it... It's nice to know that the change helped someone else figure things out.



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