Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Over Whelmed, Under Funded, and Lacking Time

Well, We closed on the property and we now have 38 acres that are in need of some serious TLC. We also have a house in the suburbs that needs some serious attention in order to get it ready to sell. I'm anxious to get the house on the market as the money we will make on the sale is needed to make the property livable. Fortunately in our area the housing market is still pretty strong. While this means our house could potentially sell quickly, it also means we could have no place to live for a while. The place we bought came with an older mobile home that is in less than perfect shape pretty dang crappy shape. Like " I would rather use a five gallon bucket to do my business just so I don't have to go in that bathroom" shape. So we went back and forth on what to do with the trailer. Should we just sell it to someone looking for something to put on a deer lease somewhere and focus on building what we want, or do we drop some coin ( not to mention a lot of sweat equity) to make it a TEMPORARY home. (I felt the need to capitalize temporary just to reiterate that to my husband - who could basically live in a barn and be content.) After kicking around many ideas from renting an apartment to buying a travel trailer to live in while we build, we decided to suck it up and work with what we've got. Here she is..... be it ever so humble.... Oh this girl needs some work! Parts of her are falling off, she has no working A/C ( we live in the Houston area A/C is Important!!) she is dirty, and smelly and pretty much past her prime but she is ours.


  1. Your story is much like ours except to the kids part. We never had any. We retired and moved to a cabin in the forest. Fortunately, ours only needed modifications we wanted rather than having to be totally redone. It may seem difficult now, but when you finish up you will have a place made exactly to what you want. - Margy

  2. Oh I think it will all come together! It looks like a lovely setting. I'll be keeping up on your progress!