The hardest part about all of this is separating emotion from the practicality of what we NEED. I want a HOME. I don't want to move again any time soon. I want a HOME.
Can we be patient? Can we agree? We'll see.
This is what the streets look like in our favorite neighborhood, brick-lined and the oaks are dripping with Spanish moss. I love the shade. I love the historic feel. I love that a lake borders a third of the neighborhood. I love that it is near downtown without being close to any of the negatives of downtown. I love that the schools are A-rated and within walking distance.
I LOVE #3:
and we met with a contractor yesterday over there to find out the possibilities of finishing the upstairs to add a bathroom and large bedroom with a playroom for the girls. He's meeting with an architect sometime soon to make some plans and tell us how much it would cost. We also discussed tearing down the garage and rebuilding one with a guest suite over it.
The look on the contractor's face was classic while we were discussing all that we wanted to do. He said he liked the project and it's more FUN when they are more challenging. Either that or he was seeing $$$$$$$$$$$$!
Remember what I said about one house being cute, but the next needing TLC?
This is house #5. Cute.
Uhhhhhhhhhhh, reminds me of our honey moon in Costa Rica.
The paint is NOT part of the Halloween decoration, though it IS very scary!
Next week while the girls are in school, I'm going to drive around and take pictures of all the Halloween decorations. It is AMAZING. So many houses have huge displays. Scary displays. Cute and festive displays. I've heard Christmas time is even bigger and better!
Just another thing that's different about living in Florida, but I like it!