Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Time to Re-Think My Goals
Well, I officially removed my home from the MLS today. The market has too much inventory. I haven't had any buyers come by in quite a while. I gave it 4 months but I don't think the market will improve any time soon. Now I will focus on renting out my house as a short-term vacation rental until next April. The tourist season ends in April. At that point I will have to decide whether I want to rent the house out full time or move back in to it. If I rent it I can save $800 a month. If I live in it I can start a side business re-selling items on ebay. I don't think I can make $800 a month with ebay at least not as easily as collecting rent would be. Renting is the easier option.
I am disappointed that my dream to "retire" early with the equity in my house, didn't work out. Perhaps it is too early. As long as I keep my job I am still contributing to my 401k and I am still paying a little bit on my mortgage every month. I will be able to retire eventually and the longer I keep saving the easier it will be to change careers when I finally make the leap. I wish I was one of those people who only need 4 hours sleep each night. I could keep my regular job and then pursue my own business in the evening. I am just so drained from my job everyday, the only thing I want to do is write on my blog, watch some TV and go to bed. I'm a 9 hour person. I like 9 hours of sleep or else I get sleepy during the day. I want to work from home so that I can take a nap in the middle of the day. I guess I'll have to give up my sleep addiction if I ever have kids.
The air conditioning broke at work today. It was 96 degrees when the repairman showed up. Hopefully it will get fixed tomorrow. We got to leave an hour early. I am just glad that I don't have to pay to fix it!
Oh wait, I forgot to add the best part of taking my house off the market...I don't have to keep it spotless anymore!!!! I don't have to put the fancy comforter on the bed and arrange the pillows, I don't have to hide my ugly bath towel, put away my curlers and make-up, hide the mail, and I can leave dirty dishes on the counter! At least I can let the house look a little lived in. Only for a short time though. I have to start moving out this weekend. My guests will be here in 2 weeks.