Winter Break

I have about 5 weeks to invest in getting my house in order.  One likely scenario would be selling or getting this house appraised and then renting it out, since my husband wants to move.  I’m okay with moving.  Not moving would mean making the house nice enough that he doesn’t want to move.

I suppose I could provide a little background there.  We bought this house about 10 years ago and it was a steal because the previous owner died while remodeling it.  We made a lot of repairs.  8 years ago we sold it at a profit that was more due to the market than our improvements.  5 years ago we bought it again.  The guy who owned it in between painted the walls very intense colors (the kitchen was a chocolate brown with Xbox green cabinets) and there were apparently multiple dogs living here so the carpets were thrashed.  We had meant to repaint before we moved in, but due to delays and deadlines that didn’t happen.  And then there was law school, and then we had a baby with medical isues, and it just generally didn’t happen.  (I look back to the year between moving and law school, when we binge watched 5 seasons of Battlestar Galactica, and shake my head.)  So I think there’s some basis to my husband’s dissatisfaction with our house, but I’m not sure where we will go from here. 

I am optimistic that I can make a change.  I just finished a semester of school and appear to have done very well in all my classes, so I think my recovery from passive aggressive personality disorder is demonstrated in that.  I know it’s up to me.  I am not entitled to take it easy.  I mean, we all are sometime but I have spent my life taking it easy. 

But I am not sure what to do.  I don’t want to wind up losing all this time reading a book on what to do.  I suppose I could to some extent, after I’ve put some time in each day.  Just like blogging about it.  I suppose I’ll have to let learning be part of the process.


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