Monday, January 16, 2006

A Bit of a Rant











Jenny & Corbin sent me Disney World pictures! I love this one of Corbin and Mickey:










Bo & I went to Amarillo yesterday to some open houses. We saw some really pretty ones, with some really not-so-pretty price tags. LOL. --Ugh. It's hard being a tightwad at times like this. I really want to be wise with our money, but at the same time, well you know, those pretty houses sure are calling. What bugs me is the property taxes on the darn things! After you pay the high price tag, then you've got to shell out SEVERAL thousand a year for property taxes. For one thing, we don't even have a kid in the public school system. We have to pay tuition for home schooling and then pay the property school taxes too. --Oh well, that's just the way it is. Can't change it, might as well accept it and move on. I'm sure we will find a lovely house and everything will be just fine. I wonder what we'll end up doing. Going the conservative route and get a nice, but cheaper house, and having money left over each month to do a few things or letting our predilection for expensive houses (expensive to us) get the best of us, and being broke from now on. (How'd you like that big word?) Who knows? --It might be a good investment. What do you think we should do????

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Carol,
Ya'll have been busy. I think it is great that so many have already been to see the house. I'm glad that you put these pics! I have read Memoirs of a Geisha and I really enjoyed it. It is amazing to think about things that go on in different cultures. Good luck with the house hunting.
Love
Whit

Lodykaja said...

Well, you asked so here goes...
You and Bo both have so much talent when it comes to making things look wonderful. You could buy something a little less wonderful and make it wonderful yourselves with a little time. Look for a neighborhood you would like to live in (realistically) then search out the houses that need some TLC and are a little less expensive so the taxes are not so out of this world. Then you all still have money to go on vacation with us!!!!
Really you should pray about it and listen to God's leading. Anything that "still small voice" leads you to look at you should stop and look at. Happy house hunting.
Much Love,
Your sister