UpdatesPosted: September 20, 2012
Thank you to everyone for the encouraging words yesterday. I do feel pretty nifty about getting to start paying on that loan for real. And sadly, we have basically made up our minds to stay where we are for a year (read about the dilemma here). There’s a bunch of stuff that’s going on (that I don’t want to get into on a blog where some people *may* find it) that sort of made this choice for us. But we’re going into it knowing what’s up. We’re continuously looking at our ceiling for any spots that look like they might fall and thankfully, none have turned up.
In the long run, another year and 2 months won’t hurt here and might actually help us out by being able to save more money. I do think that we will try to ask for a 6 month lease instead of a year lease though. This way we can slowly save up the money rather than stretching ourselves pretty thin when it comes to money. It doesn’t change the fact that we are going to be living paycheck to paycheck for a while but it does change the fact on where our money is going to go. But a 6 month (if the landlord goes for it) will help with my sanity (knowing that if we can save up money we can leave) with the small exception of the wedding planning. If we found something in June (which is when a lot of rentals become available around here) it would mean moving a few weeks before the wedding. I am pretty sure I can handle it as we moved into this house in one day (packed the night before and that was it).
We’ve come to terms with it like I said and I’m sure it will only make us stronger and more committed to better managing our finances.