Monday, May 11, 2009

Adventures in the Saltsman Home

John and I have spoken, joked, hinted around on numerous occasions that maybe we should be in the market for a new home. While we realize this may not be the 'ideal' time to buy a home, we are both still gainfully employed (knocking on wood), and John's job seems to have something that resembles stability.

Currently we are living in my first home - my starter home - a home definitely made for one person, not two. I love this house - it was my first introduction into the adult world, and the first substantial thing that I purchased that was not a mistake :-) My little starter house is 1127 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom. It's so cute! Unfortunately, I think John and I are outgrowing this house - and with any luck, we'll be growing our family next year. We joke that we can stay in this house until someone else needs to use the restroom - but we risk a potential homicide occuring in this house if we do not choose to part with it.

I mentioned that John and I have discussed this before - where I am quite sure he dismissed me and went about his daily business. Well - Grant (John's buddy at work) and John went to lunch on Friday - and Grant says, "John, this really is a great time to buy a house... blah... blah... blah..." I can hear the conversation now. Saturday morning John casually saunters up to me, "So, honey, Grant and I were talking yesterday at lunch and I think it would be a great time for us to start looking for a new home..." You could just see the little glimmer in his eye as he made his very proud statement, that I am sure he still thinks that he came up with... Whatever! You have to pick and choose your battles in a marriage and the realtor is coming this week. We're preapproved for a new home... And we'll see what happens.

While I may not get to shout, "H-E-L-L-O, that's what I have been saying..." or "Do you ever listen to me..." I do get to look for new homes. I've won this one, even if I don't get to brag about it - to him...


  1. Yay! How exciting! I had my own place too before Jim and I got married - bought it when I was 25 - about the same size as yours. We had two bathrooms, though, so it was easier to live with. Our problem was all of our stuff (especially HIS! as he never throws anything out). So about a year after we got engaged I started looking at houses even though he discouraged me from doing so. What do you know, I found the one we live in now and he fell in love with it just like I did. We actually ended up buying a year before we got married, as we did a destination wedding and weren't sure where we wanted the destination to be for awhile - but it all worked out perfectly. Best of luck in finding your perfect house!

  2. Ha! You're starter home is bigger than the house we live in right now...and we're a family of 4!!! But granted, we are busting out of the seams. One more year for us. Sigh. Good luck on finding a great house!

  3. Oh, my! I'm learning so much about John from your blog. Spreadsheets...hilarious. There is nothing wrong with being a bit on the impulsive side. While it might irritate John now, it was one of the things that he was probably attracted to when he met you. Seriously, if John was the only party in this house-hunting equation, he would NEVER make a purchase! Ha! You're going to be the one to eventually put your foot down and say, "enough already!", and WHA LAH!, you will be in your new house! Mark my words... hehe!