25 August 2011

if money grew on trees...

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...i'd be one happy girl.


Okay so let me start off by saying that I am not one of those people that sits around pining for things I don't have. I mean, of course I have my wishlist, but who doesn't? What I mean is, I don't get particularly jealous of people that have more money than me, or more material possessions than me. I am usually pretty good at appreciating the things that I DO have and counting my blessings. I know what really matters.

So where is this all coming from?

An UPDATE: The offer we put in on one of the houses we loved has been ACCEPTED!! So as long as the inspection goes well... the house is OURS. And we are over the moon excited. But with that, though, comes a lot of expenses. Ernest money, inspection costs, paint, lawn mower, appliances... etc. Bah. So it goes without saying that money has been on my mind a lot. My Husband has been freaking out about it a little more than I have, but I'm still thinking about it a ton. I mean... we make sufficient for our needs, but there are a lot of things we need to buy, and hopefully we won't need to put any of it on credit.

Okay, so now that I've sat around and complained (which I hate doing), let me just say that I totally appreciate the fact that people need, and SHOULD earn their money. I also accept that things cost money. Everything costs money. I do not expect things for free and I'm not the kind of person that takes hand outs. But right now, it sure would be nice to have a tree I could just pick some money from when I needed it.

Basically I just hate thinking about money. I really do. And I just felt like venting a little. Thanks for listening! :)

21 comments:

Victoria @ One Crafty Momma said...

We also just purchased a house. You don't realize how much things cost until you own one! lol. to top our situation off, we had one internet/cable company... that doesn't have service in our new area... so there were those "start up fees" all over again.

Arg.

Good Luck lady! If you sprout a money tree, please send me a seedling!

Love, Chelsea said...

I an totally relate. However, it is SUPER exciting about the house! I am really happy for you guys and hope the inspection and everything goes really well. If you do find a money tree though, let me know.

Vivian said...

Congratulation on the home. As stressful as it may seem, you will LOVE being a homeowner and making that pice of earth your heaven. If you worry about $ now with the whole earnest money, appliances, etc..wait till you star decorating... No matter what don't let it get to your family. People matter not things :)

Courtney B said...

YAY!! Congratulations on the accepted offer!
I totally know what you mean though. There are times in our lives where money WILL stress us out. And that's totally ok Mandy. Buying a home is a pain, and the expenses add up fast. But I know you and your hubs will make it through and be so happy with the end result :)

Jayme said...

Congrats! We are literally in the exact same situation as you (our inspection is on Monday) so we've been crunching some serious numbers lately. Something that's helped us and maybe you've already done it is to prioritize what you actually need to buy and in what order for the new house. For us, a fridge is first, then fixing the backyard and washer dryer is lower on the list because we don't mind not having them. That way you aren't trying to buy everything initially.


Good luck and can't wait to see some photos!

Nicole said...

I totally understand where your coming from. We are also looking to move before this new baby comes. So we have been freaked out a little too, with the cost of the new house, Timothy starting preschool, new baby costs, and throw in the normal bills it adds up fast.

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

My husband and I bought our first home a year and a half ago and we went through the same thing! Our expenses consumed our everyday thought while we were in the process of signing, house inspection, and buying our appliances for the house. Everything ended up working itself out. Congrats on the new house hopefully the inspection goes well!!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

Oh girl, I know. Buying a house is scary. Dave and I bought ours almost two years ago, but I remember thinking oh man here we go. It definitely tests your money managing...but also strengthens your faith in God and your dependency on Him to help you make the best decisions.

Laura said...

How exciting about the house! Congratulations! :)

Skye said...

COngrats! Buying a house is stressful, happy, fun, frustrating all at the same time- but in the end, being a homeowner is well worth it! :)

Kiara Buechler said...

Home ownershipt is soooo expensive, on many fronts. We thought we already had everything we needed before we moved in, but we had so much more space to fill! Check out deals on Craigslist, etc. When it comes to buying a W/D, seriously think about the most inexpensive ones from Home Depot, we spent like $600 total for both and are very happy with them. Don't be afraid to ask stores if they have any upcoming sales. And fdefinitely throw a housewarming so people (like me!) can bring you fun stuff.

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Money seems to be the topic of most of my conversations these days! Your not the only one wishing for an easier way. But on the bright side. A new home wahoo! Hope it all goes smoothly and your all settled in soon. Just think Christmas in your new home!

amy@agoodlife said...

oh man, i hear ya. home ownership comes with lots & lots of additional costs past the mortgage. but it's so exciting to have your own place to call home! yay!

Jeska said...

First, CONGRATS! That is very exciting. I feel you on thinking about money all the time, it can be overwhelming. But it will all work out, and you will be so happy in your new place :)

Kristin said...

congrats on your new home! that is so exciting! we just put an offer in and are waiting... and can totally relate on the whole extra cost thing. But having your new home will be such a fun and wonderful experience for you and your family!! :)

Olivia Grace said...

Congratulations!!! What awesome and exciting news!!! Owning your first home is amazing, there's no other feeling like it. And there will probably never be enough money, we all just make do most of the time. Such an exciting journey you are about to embark on:)

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

So happy for you and "the house." But, you will soon understand the saying, "a house is a money pit." But, try to enjoy it all and in time you will have it all figured out. All the best!

the mom diggity said...

Vent away girlfriend. Excited of what is ahead for you...but it's not easy!! BUT you will have a BLAST!

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ADSchill said...

I am right there with you my sista! Oh the things we need to buy and have no funds for....!

You have all you need for now. Everything else will come with time. That's what I keep telling myself! But I am super impatient.

Nikki said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you guys, what an exciting time! If I had a money tree I'd invite you to come shake it.