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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Real Estate Blues

I contacted a Realtor last night.

That is terrifying for me.  It is a committment to the process that I am not sure I am ready for.  I know we are going for modest.  I know the goal is a mortgage that can be paid on unemployment.  It is time.  I know all these things.  I am still not ready for the process and emotions that are involved in shopping for homes.

Our criteria is simple: A 4 bedroom home within about a 3 mile radius of my current house for under 100k.  A year ago that would have been impossible.  Now, it seems to be easy.  I look at the listings and there are pages of 80k listings.

A big thank you to my future mother-in-law and family.  Your commitment to help us with this and give us the backup we need is what makes this possible.  I am looking forward to finally living with my love as a complete family and having a place that is ours.