On My Mind


If you want a peek into someone's neuroses, I thought I would share the conversations I have in my head and with the Sailor (but mostly in my head) about whether or not we should sell or rent our house, when it comes time to move.

Enjoy...

First reaction is that I want to keep the house because I love it, more than I probably should, but...

If we keep it, will we be able to find "good" renters? Maybe, maybe not and...

Are we prepared for any needed repairs with a renter in the home? I do think we are.

Will we be able to rent it at a profit? Probably not, not for a while.

Then should we sell it? Not sure. Let's entertain this...

Could we sell it at a profit? I do believe we can, but...

We don't know where we are moving next. We may not be able to afford a house somewhere else and we will probably almost definitely not be able to afford a house like the one we already have. It's kinda gorgeous.

Okay, so do you want to live here when The Sailor retires? Not especially. It's really far away from everything but..

The cost of living is below the national average and...

Since it has almost nothing here there really is no choice but to grow, right?

Yeah, I bet people were probably saying that ten years ago. Well, at least the town got a Walmart in that time frame. Is that supposed to be a pro in this list?

Well, there it is. Honestly, that's just a smidgen of the conversation I have with myself on an hourly basis. No wonder I feel like I am losing my mind. It's hard for a perpetual planner, like me, to not really be able to plan. So my mind tries to map out all the possibilities. Not on purpose, I would love to turn it off. It just doesn't work that way.

All of these things are contingent on where we may be stationed. And that is still undecided. Acck. This is frustrating. But such is the life of a sailor and their family. You'd think after eleven years of marriage I would be used to it by now.