Housing Insanity & Limbo
I feel like we're in limbo right now - we can't really make a decision about if we're going to move to the Portland/Vancouver area until after our trip, and it really doesn't seem wise to start doing anything until after the baby is born. So, yes, limbo. It is tempting to make decisions about where to go and when just for the sake of making them, but somehow I don't think that's the way to get the best results, especially on such life-altering (and hopefully life-long!) decisions. In a way, I think we've been in limbo since we sold the house in the Santa Cruz mountains and moved here. We were intending to stay here for 2-3 years (and it will be 2 years in April!), work with the cohousing group to get that built (which has sadly imploded - I no longer think they will ever get anything going), then move. Once we dropped out of the cohousing group we figured that we'd use our time here to decide if we would attempt to buy here (ha!) or figure out somewhere else to go. So, really, we have made some decisions, it just feels like each decision we've made has led to a larger field of decisions rather than a smaller one. At this point I'm trying to think what I need to do to plan for a tenative move in the spring. Our condo community is having a community-wide garage sale this weekend which we really should participate in (although I am really dragging my feet and *not* looking forward to it at all!) and I'm also trying to figure out what else we should do to prepare. I'm slowly going through the house, cleaning, de-cluttering and just generally trying to get a handle on what we have and no longer need. I'm also trying to make sure our financial house is in order. I ordered our credit reports over the weekend (first time in two years, oops) and that all looked great. I also splurged and bought our credit scores and I was pleased to see that we are doing very well in this area, and that we had improved from we were about three years ago when I last saw our scores. Other than these things, I'm not really sure what else I should do - any suggestions?
But in other news, I finally repotted my faithful and much neglected houseplants. I've only needed to do this for the last three years or so, and for some reason today was their lucky day. I figure since they've managed to grow in such poor conditions they will either go into shock and finally croak, or they will thrive and grow into giant monsters and take over the kitchen.