Several people have been wondering where we are on the house project... the key word here, "pause".
We don't think we are going to do anything right now... here is why...
1) We aren't convinced that we 'need' it
2) We have lived in our house for 3.5 years just fine and don't feel rushed to change.
3) There is a possibility for us to save some money due to low interest rates or high competition in the market right now, but realistically it will only be several thousand dollars. It seems wise to us to get what we really want v. trying to time it right.
4) If we do end up doing it, we really want a master on the bottom floor and a large front porch. The architect we met with tried to convince us otherwise.
5) We want to get a few more estimates.
6) Dreaming about what our lives could look like if we stay in our house longer is very exciting.
I was reading a quote this morning from Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.. Uncle Wormwood (the devil) says, "Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is 'finding his place in it,' while really it is finding its place in him. His increasing reputation, his widening circles of acquaintances, his sense of importance, the growing pressure of absorbing and agreeable work, build in him a sense of being at home on Earth, which is just what we want."
This may sound a bit radical, but if you know me very well, its not... basically its just a thought that we want to keep considering as we are moving forward and one of the items that contributes to us hitting "Pause".