Anyway - THANK YOU St. DH for dinner. So I can sit here and blog, LOL! The kids unearthed a Monopoly CD for the computer and are checking it out. I can 'dish' here about the house we saw last night.
I'm glad I didn't get my hopes up. At least I can honestly say it's the best house we've seen so far that we can afford. But they are asking too much, I don't think I can get over the fact that it's right next to a busy road (safety wise), the place is covered with this weird fabric type wallpaper that has totally absorbed the smells and dander of their many cats and dogs, and their fifth bedroom is smaller and more awkwardly shaped than the master bedroom's walk in closet! Now, there were plenty of great things about it, like the large lot and the horse farm you could see from the backyard!
Today I found out that another place we had our eye on has drastically dropped their price - this place is actually TWO houses on one 1+ acre lot. Weird maybe, but functional for an in-law house or my parents perhaps? Their are many downsides to it, but maybe enough upsides to make it work? I don't know - we haven't gone in, only driven by. Now the price is low enough that we could get a mortgage on our own, and get help actually paying it through rent. Because while we could technically afford the mortgage for it, we wouldn't be able to put any money into retirement or education, and would have to nickle and dime everything else. With rent we'd have a cushion again, I think!
Well, enough silly chit-chat from me. The Monopoly game appears to be deteriorating into a Monopoly fight. I'd better help them work out some nasty energy setting the table.