Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Shall We Ask the Magic 8 Ball????

So, we're sitting there in the living room and Paulius decides to get up and look down the hallway.........and lo and behold- the dang roof is leaking in the hallway again. Not just the occasional drip- it's almost a stream......Arggggggggggg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So now we sit here- frustrated beyond belief, trying to figure out how after almost 300 dollars in repairs we still have a leaking ceiling.
It's really frustrating.
We've been trying to wait til Paulius got a job offer to move from here so we could have more than a margin of wiggle-room in our finances, but the longer we live here- the more problems we're running into and having to take care of. We don't really want to spend a lot of money on the place because my mom has informed us that once we move out- she's having the place torn down and is probably going to have a small log cabin built in almost the same spot the "guesthouse" is sitting - but it will overlook the fishing pond my Daddy hand built before he got sick and passed away.

We could afford to move if we didn't eat out at all and stuck to a VERY tight budget- and I'm willing to do it- but Paul is a bit more cautious and reluctant to move and us not have any wiggle-room in our budget. He thinks it's more sensible-(and I see his point somewhat) to wait until he is employed.

I, on the other hand, want to find a place to move to that isn't always leaking or freezing cold or scorching hot-depending on the season......Yeah, finances would be much tighter til he found employment, but I personally would rather have a tight budget than have the stress levels elevated over the repeater problems cropping up because every time we have some problem like the leaking ceiling pop up.....over and over......we get more and more upset and frustrated and it's just getting more and more stressful and almost unbearable. And maybe if we moved to a more convenient location, the employment prospects would begin looking up too....Change of scenery and all that, you know. Sometimes it takes just the slightest thing to change a person's luck for the better!!

When is it time to give up on the place and quit wasting money on problems that will never be fixed- and when is it time to just keep plugging away with the problems that exist- and stubbornly persist?
We could ask the Magic 8 Ball, probably all it would say is..."Ask Again Later..."
Just our luck.

I tell you- it's enough to drive a person absolutely mad sometimes.


Paulius said...

You're missing the point.

It's not about living on a tight budget. Right now if the car breaks down or one of us needs another tooth pulled or another hospital stay...we have enough space in the budget to get those things sorted.

If we don't have enough money we can stop eating out or cancel the cable TV, etc, etc.

However, if we move now, not only is that little bit of wiggle room gone...suddenly it's the rent we can't pay instead of the cable bill.

I'd rather live in a shitty house than be homeless.

Sunny said...

No Sweetie- Sadly I DO get that's the only reason we're still living here.