So, yes I'm still hanging around. Yes, I'm still sending our stuff albeit at a much slower pace right now. and YES house hunting is the most time consuming and frustrating thing I have done in YEARS.
Child rearing is not this frustrating. I'm not sure how many of you guys have gone through this process but for all the stories in the press stating the housing market sucks, they should try to be out there searching for one.
While the NEW construction sector might be in a downturn, the existing market is BOOMING.
We live in the Sacramento area which is fairly spread out. Much like any urban/suburban area all over the country.. out instead of up in the city. There are good and bad areas like anywhere.
Now one would think that your spouse, who has lived in this town/city/area for the past 30+ years would know the city. Might even know how to get from point A to point B (yes I'm making a sexist remark here).
So here is the problem when you are having your significant other searching for houses using various real estate searches on the internet or ipad app. While she is finding houses, she is neglecting to actually look at the MAP on the SAME PAGE and zoom out a bit to actually show where that house is.
Ooooo Look at this one.. Dear that house is at the end of the runway.. Oh.
Ooooo Look at this one.. How fond are you of backyard train sets. Because it's going to seem like we have one in our room at 2 am. Oh.
Oooooo... Look at this one.. Fan of helicopters?? Cause I can guarantee you be hearing them at least 3 times a week with a loud speaker yelling GET ON THE GROUND.. Oh..
So this has been my life for the past 2 months. So while I have not been posting much lately, I have been busy :)
So bear with folks, I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully it's not an officer shining a light in my face asking me to step back from the ledge.
And with that, I promise to at least keep ya'll up to date on my pending mental trial (I think it's scheduled for mid July) on my ongoing housing saga.
more to come.. getting ready for another mass mailing (think horseys and indians)