On Spontaneity, Sanity and Last Minute Houses 

Some people are all about spontaneity and doing stuff spur of the moment, while other people are like me. Let’s just say that I am not a fan of spontaneity. I like to plan things, to make lists, to be prepared. There’s just something about uncertain or sudden plans that stress me the hell out! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy spontaneous trips to a movie or dinner every once in a while, even the odd out of town trip here or there, but the big stuff? The big stuff needs to be planned in advance if I want to keep myself from going crazy.

Which brings me to our current situation: moving house. Moving isn’t all that big of a deal you might say, people do it all the time. It might be time-consuming or exhausting, but that’s about it, right? Well, it is if you know where you’re moving to.

We currently live in an apartment, the lease of which will be up in 2 short months, and we honestly have no idea where we’re going when that happens. We’ve given our notice, no uncertainty about that, but where we’re going is definitely a mystery. 

We’ve been house hunting for over 6 months now and anyone who has gone through the process will tell you that it is an impossible feat to find something that fits all your criteria while still being in your budget. Great house? Backs onto a highway. Old house that needs fixing up? Too expensive so won’t leave money in your budget for the renovations. Awesome neighborhood? The house has only one bathroom. Perfect house in a nice neighborhood? Crappy school district. 

So yes, house hunting is not for the easily  fazed. Let’s just hope we find a place and soon! Something tells me I’m going to be impossible to live with the closer we get to our move out date without some place to move into…


21 thoughts on “On Spontaneity, Sanity and Last Minute Houses 

  1. I’m with you on this one. I like to be plans to be laid out, I make lists as well and like to be prepared and expect whats going to happen. Spontaneity is not for me! Wishing you best of luck finding a new place to live, I know it’s not easy an the uncertainty is nerve-wracking. You will find something though, hopefully exactly what you want!

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  2. Hi N, moving house is a big deal, we will be doing the same probably next year. There are so many factors to consider when buying and you laid most of them out above. There is one that I will also look for. If you have a deck which direction is it facing? I like to have evening shade so ours faces east. Best wishes, Terri.

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    1. It’s a lot harder than I thought it would be for sure. I agree with your point about the deck but at this point it’s all about what’s most important and what we’re willing to compromise on

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  3. Oh no, sounds awful! We have been house hunting for eight months to no avail, but we are living with the in laws so there isn’t that much pressure. I am wishing you the VERY best of luck! You’ll get there in the end 🙂

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  4. Oh man do I 100% agree!! I am totally a planner and need to have everything figured out! I’m moving out of state right now and even though we know where we are going we didn’t always and man was it stressful!! I really hope you guys can find the perfect place soon!!:)

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