Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Rowdy said we can't have all 3. We can't have the house that we want for the price that we want, the schools for the kids that we want, and a good commute. So we need to figure out what matters most and goodness that is frustrating. Is there a place that has all 3? Please do tell.
Since Rowdy graduates in the Fall, we're just in the researching stage. Maybe defined as dreaming? The type of research where you plop yourself onto Craigslist and go to cities like "Sacramento" and view real estate, and then you type in the best school ratings in America, and then you yell to your husband, would you be happy living in this area? You know, that type of research. And then you dream about a house that you can fully decorate because you are the best decorator in the world and just need a canvas to paint. And it must have window light. Lots and lots of window light for your mad photo skills.
We love Seattle. Like, a lot. Frankly, if we do end up leaving here that will be super hard (been there, done that, not happy) because I don't know anywhere that can compare to the vibrancy. I want shopping (not that I am a huge shopper), indoorsy/outdoorsy things to do, a great church camaraderie, and I also need you to give me the Father of the Bride house with the basketball hoop. I am also crazy picky about schools and this past year has proven to give me more specific fire and urgency in that regard. And oh goodness...where do we find that HERE? Where in the Seattle area or elsewhere, can we get all 3?
Suggestions welcome. You know my criteria. Am I a little flexible on the Father of the Bride house? I guess I could forget about his car... ;)
Posted by Carrie at 9:11 AM