Friday, February 15, 2008

To build or not to build...that is the question.

So tomorrow will mark another day of house searching.  I can tell our realtor is getting frustrated with us.  He has been the perfect realtor, but I can just tell.  He's an old friend of Hubby's from high school that Hubby hasn't seen in awhile. It's weird, but I just don't see the two of them as close as he said they used to be.  Our realtor is very laid back and calm where Hubby is the type to break out in song and dance at any given moment.  But I secretly love that about him.  It's one of the reason's I married him.  He's quite unpredictable when he's in a good mood.

I just got back from driving by the next SIX houses we're looking at.  All but two looked to be in really good areas and one was just a little run down.  I don't know, we'll see.  I just hope for our sake, us picky house-lookers will find something that strikes us as what we need.  I think Hubby is leaning more toward building right now which is the last thing I want to do, but it's looking like we're not going to have much of an option.  If tomorrow is a bust, we're going to have to go that route.  Which means two kids cramped into a small apartment and they probably wouldn't be done building until AFTER #3 is born.  Which means THREE kids cramped into a small apartment.  Two light sleepers is NOT a good thing in an apartment complex with others slamming doors, playing music too loud and all the other fun stuff that comes along with that.  I'm probably just being paranoid, but the thought just makes me want to puke.  There are some really nice affordable apartments here in town and thankfully, the kiddos wouldn't have to share a room even after the new baby because it will naturally stay in the room with us.  But again...I stress light sleepers.  Any one have any suggestions or noise machines they'd like to donate?  :o)

So anyway, say a prayer for us that we can find something.  Building would help us save a lot of money during the interim, but the emotional stress wouldn't be worth it necessarily.  Maybe we'd get lucky and have great neighbors but anyone who knows me knows that Murphy and I have a very intimate relationship.  

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

We use a small table top fan turned on high in Tyler's room to help drown out noise. We turn it so that it blows toward the ceiling so that it doesn't effect the room temperature. It seems to work well for him. Maybe you could try that for your light sleepers. Fans are cheep.

Stephanie Massey

Holly said...

Box Fan!!!! We have box fans turned on the highest setting in both of the girls' rooms. We just prop them up beside their bed/crib, with the air blowing away. Gabby's room is right above our living room and with the surround sound way up in an action packed movie (think about the kind of movies Zach likes...explosion explosion explosion!) you can't hear a darn thing. Believe me, I'm anal enough that I've tested it. Since the girls' rooms are right across from the other, neither one of them can hear the other one crying if they have a rough night. Box fans are manna from heaven!

OHmommy said...

Okay.... crossing my fingers AGAIN for you and praying that you find your dream house. :)