For the past six months there’s been a virus running rampant through my neighborhood. The get up and move bug has been out of control. For Sale signs litter the front lawns up and down the street. People are leaving at an alarming rate — and yes, it seems they’re trying to distance themselves from yours truly (just kidding – although this would be entirely understandable).
Of course, I’ve started scanning the real estate listings to see if I need to hop on the upgrading train. My husband thinks I’m slightly neurotic. Every day I create a new plan. More land. Let’s go country! Fortunately my practical side realizes moving a few towns closer to cow country would mean an extended commute for the family. Waterfront property. Nearby canals offer a beautiful backdrop for homes. Of course, I’d worry myself sick over the kids and the dogs if we actually lived near the water.
The truth is…I like where I live. Our neighborhood is close to everything. My home is probably the right size for my family — neither tiny nor huge. Honestly, more square footage would mean more cleaning, which is not high on my priority list.
So, I’m stepping away from a new house search and turning my attention back to HGTV. Living vicariously through others is less stressful and more economical anyway!