Thursday, February 28, 2008

House Hunters

Wow. It's exhausting. First, we are trying to find a place that will fit us all, and be within our budget. Then, we find a house, but it is way off in the boondocks. Too far away to travel to work everyday and still see the husband at night. Then, we find a great house, good price, nice neighborhood, and we think we are set. We call around to find out about the elementary school. Well, it's TERRIBLE, and nobody would willingly put their kids in that school. Great. We call around to see if we can switch districts. NOPE. So, the house hunting continues.

It looks so easy and carefree on HGTV. I didn't realize it was so complicated. It's even harder when you are staying at an old furnished house where the telephone doesn't even work, let alone have computer access (if we had a laptop). The library already kicked us out. Bummer.

So we might go look at a place today. Me and the kids. Heath has only seen one house out of all the ones I've looked at. I take good pictures, though! When the Realtor asked today if we have pets, I said "No". She responded with a sigh of relief. "But we do have 4 kids." (no comment is given)

9 comments:

Jenni said...

oh man...I'm so sorry! I feel your pain...totally went through this when we came to Travis. Hope you guys find something soon!!! Hang in there!

dippyrooroo said...

Frustrating! I'm sure you'll find someplace that's just wonderful! In the meantime...shadow puppets?

April said...

Good luck on the search, It becomes hard when you have to factor in the schools for your kids! Hope you find something that surpasses the last two on base because you guys deserve it.

NickisJewelry said...

Have you looked into any charter schools? I subbed today in one that was totally cool. They are mostly tuition free--if it's a true charter school and the parents tend to be more involved and better situations. That might make house hunting a little better. . . All good luck and opportunities going your way!

Karen & Matt said...

I'm glad that you made it to your destination safely! I'm sorry about your search for homes. That is so frustrating. I hope you find something even better than the one you wanted. Good luck!!!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Good luck.. House hunting can be fun & frustrating at the same time.
I hope you find the best home for you and your family.
Hopefully one with a craft room.

I'm Always Rite said...

You'll find the right house. Don't make any hastey decisions. ;) Check www.greatschools.com for reviews of local schools. Let us know how it goes! :) Hope Heath is enjoying work!

Queen of Chaos said...

Good luck, guys! It's hard- but hopefully worth it in the end.

Carolann said...

Speaking of HGTV, why not call them and sign up for house hunters? They always find the perfect houses! Although they may have a huge waiting list. Maybe it's a long shot...

Is the base helping you at all? It seems like they should have the master list of rentals in the area. Good luck! We'll keep you in our prayers.