Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Can't Have the House and the Money
After visiting my property last week, I've been going in mental circles again. I suppose it is good to review my options just in case I don't come to the same conclusions. It's the middle of a scorching summer. I can't do much except think. I can't expect to go out to my property with all of the work that needs to be done and not want to run away screaming. I reviewed my budget spreadsheet and tried to whittle away at it so that I can stay in this house where all of the infrastructure already exists. The only problem is that my retirement money is in this house. There is no way for me to keep living in the house and get the money at the same time. I considered a roommate (not going to happen), living in a tiny house in the backyard and renting out the house (yard isn't big enough), buying another house (no more rentals!), but it just won't work. I need to just stick with my plan and not worry about the mess out at my property because my focus right now is paying off my mortgage, not improving my property. It's just so hard to wait. It doesn't help that it is 80F in my house because I only have a evaporative cooler. It makes me cranky and impatient and I start to think about buying air conditioning but I would need around $6,000 and in a few weeks I won't need A/C so I need to just not think about it. And no more recreational shopping (dumpster diving is ok). The only thing I should be ordering are free seeds through the seed library, which I did and they should be at the library tomorrow for pickup. I love the seed library! I get to pretend I am buying seeds and then grow some food. So, I will try to be patient and stick to the plan and not think about all the work that needs to be done because it isn't time for that yet.