Sunday, May 8, 2011

Our New Home

This is the picture of our possible new house when we PCS. I am trying to have an open mind and be positive. I don't want to be a house snob. The family makes a home not the house, right !?! But honestly, I am a stay-at-home Mom and this house makes me sad. My place of employment will be behind those walls with those tiny windows that on a perfect day will let in some sunshine. Are the railings industrial metal? Is that white gravel leading up to my inviting front door?

I know what your thinking... don't complain. We will only be there for a few years. But let me tell you a little secret... we are close to retiring from the military and I am getting grumpy in my old age. Part of the problem is my obsession with searching for our retirement house on It is house porn for me. I scour the internet for houses in our price range located in any area that we have considered as a retirement possibility. None of them look like this... unless there are several acres involved.

My last complaint about our housing, which I know I will happily adapt to, is that it is 12oo square feet and housing can't tell us if there is a basement for storage. So, what do we do with our extra furniture that won't fit in that house? I can't move it and have it sit on the front lawn (my college days are over). It costs more for storage for two years than to buy a new couch. But what if there is a usable basement area for video games and toys and we sold all our extra furniture? Maybe having a couch on the front lawn isn't so bad after all if it saves us some money.... not.

Even though it seems that I am becoming an old grouchy military wife who is getting tired of the unknown, I will end on a positive note. If this is a picture of my future home/workplace I'll get outside more and walk the dog. Maybe I can drop a few lbs.