Thursday, October 22, 2009

Land..

We're signing a contract right now. The sellers accepted our offer and we have an agreement. Provided all the technicalities go well, we'll be the owners of 49 acres of beautiful land very soon.

So why am I not jumping up and down and super excited?

#1- My house / property hunting emotions are drained. I think I just stopped getting excited or sad. I'm just kinda of okay with whatever. It's too exhausting to commit to the journey 100%.

#2- We will have land. Not a house. Which means we will continue to live in my parents' "basement apartment" until we have a house. Living with the parents? Really much better than I thought it would be.. but still. We're not out on our own technically. Sure, we could get a separate apartment.. but we're saving fantastic amounts of money by staying here.. so we're torn. It's super smart financially, but I don't know.. maybe it's a pride issue. Probably.

#3- Building our own house is a LONG process. No, we're not just hiring a contractor to do the entire thing. We're acting as self-contractors. Another smart financial decision. Why, oh why do the smart ones have to be so.....difficult?



I think I'll be excited when I see the foundation getting poured. Although, in reality, that might be like another year and a half. We're limited by seasons around here. And the budget of course. So we might have the land in November, and the driveway, septic, well, power lines, and other details done this summer.. but realistically.. it might be the summer of 2011 til we have the finished house. Ugh. I'm trying to be positive because in the end we'll have a gorgeous, brand spanking new house.. but right now it's a little tough.

11 comments:

Jorden and Kristin said...

i can't imagine how exciting/stressful/emotional/blah this is for you! i feel you with the living with parents (i dont know if I could do it!) but i bet thats wonderful to save all that money! we'll be praying for you guys as you embark on this one! :)

Mandy said...

It must be so tough to feel like you own something but still have to live with your parents. You're right the money you save will be fantastic, and it will be all worth it once you are in your brand new house!

Courtney said...

It will be a hard wait but so worth it! Congratulations on the acceptance!

S. said...

hang in there. this whole process will be well worth it in the end and i know you know that otherwise you would never have purchased land. i would love to do that! you will build a home just the way you want to raise a family in that will be perfect.

Lucy Marie said...

I can imagine how thinking about the entire process could dampen the excitement a little bit. But think about this, in the meantime, you can think of all the cool things you want to make for decorating your new place. By the time you get them all made, the house will be ready for you :)

New England Girl said...

Aw, girl... you definitely sound drained from all of this. But! Like you're saying: when everything starts to really roll out and you're seeing some progress - a driveway, the septics done, and the foundation being poured - you will have a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm for this whole big journey. Do you know what style of house you're looking to build? It will be exciting to go over plans with a builder and to envision the dream house the two of you want. I wish I was in your position! :)

AmberDenae said...

Poor dear. I imagine you're drained and stressed from the whole process. Congrats on the land, though!! Once you have your beautiful home on your beautiful land you'll look back and see how worth it all the sacrifices were. I hope that things speed up and you're able to move into your own custom built home designed perfectly for you and your husband! Good luck and best wishes!!!

Michele said...

Let's think positive. You're going to have 49 acres of land! Whoo hoo! What does one do with that much land anyway? I can't imagine it but it sounds incredible. Think of how much fun it's going to be getting to make all the decision about the design of your new home! Isn't that right up your alley? In the meantime you get to save, save, save and spend time with your family you missed so much! I think it's great that at least you have your own space there and not just a bedroom. That makes a big difference, don't you think? While you're living at home maybe you can take those interior design classes you mentioned (or did you already do that?). I think this is a wonderful thing and it's just stressful right now but everything will work out for you! Best of luck!

Jen said...

Congratulations! I know you're probably exhausted, but this is a big step in the right direction, right? Imagine how much fun you'll have custom designing your house! And, until then, its so awesome that you can live with family and save up some money. And if you feel like you should be too old to live with your parents - you're not! My aunt and uncle just moved in with my grandparents while they're building a house, and my parents and I lived with my grandparents a few times in between moves/house building. This is so exciting! And I'm sure, overwhelming! So hang in there!!

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

honey! congrats. one thing at a time. separate them a little, so it does not seem so daunting. xo

d.a.r. said...

So excited for you!!!! I understand why you have guarded your heart some, but this is awesome :)