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Surprise #2

March 18th, 2008 at 08:52 am

Ok so if things happen in threes, I am due one more surprise for today. I am not sure I can take another one though. The second one is that we will (most likely) not be able to build a house. It is not due to funding but instead to zoning laws. We do not live in or anywhere near a subdivision and instead are out in the country. Long, ugly story short we have to have more land than usual to put a house on. I had a nice little cry and am trying to search for the silver lining. We can do a cosmetic remodel to this house cutting the money needed by two-thirds. That means the extra two-thirds can go toward retirement and general savings. Perhaps not as good as a new house but what can we do. Hope is not totally lost until someone actually comes to view the land, but at this point I am not holding my breath. I am a pessimist at heart.

1 Responses to “Surprise #2”

  1. gruntina Says:

    I feel for you. I am in the exact same situation and it has been tough for us. The house is in such bad shape that cosmetic changes are not sufficient... Can you "rebuild" by keeping one external wall and not go beyond the set square feet your house. That might be an option for you?

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