There was a comment yesterday that we would not want to move with us doing all this work to the house and it got me thinking about the pros and con's of this house and what we will and will not miss when we move. Notice I say when and not if!! When we decided to put the house up for sale it was not a spur of the moment thing but something we thought long and hard about.
We will really miss this house of that there is no doubt, but like with every house it has it's pros and con's. So for fun I thought I would list some of them.
The views, they are million dollar views.
The sunsets and sunrises, again priceless.
The wildlife, especially the birds.
The horses in the paddock behind us.
The neighbours, we have such good neighbours that we know we can turn to if we need them.
Not having those neighbours breathing over your shoulder every hour of every day.
The style of house.
The wood fire, nothing better than standing in front of it warming your butt!!
The land, owning 5 acres, never thought we would ever do that.
The layout, it fits our style of living perfectly.
Love the area we live in.
Good commuting for dh.
The wind, we are in such an exposed area that the wind just howls and covers the driveway in snow!
The long driveway, is a pain in the butt to clean off when it snows.
The upkeep of a century home; and there are still more renovations to do.
The oil bill to keep this place heated, especially in the dead of winter. Last month's oil bill over $500 and we only have the thermostat set at 18 oC/64.4 oF.
The delivery charges for the hydro/electricity are crazy, last month we paid close to $90 just for the delivery charges.
Looking after five acres of grass/garden, not a five minute job.
The wood fire, is a dirty dusty thing to have, no matter how careful you are when you clean out the ashes.
The size of the house, we don't need all the rooms, so a smaller house would suit us just fine.
Ill health is the major thing that is driving us to move house. We can live with all the pros and con's; but when the mind is willing but the body ain't it's time to do something about it.
Will we miss this house, absolutely, but there is more to life than constant renovations and working around the house. It's time dh took some time out to relax and if he can maybe take up golf again. He has a problem with his rotator cuff and there could be a tear, an MRI has been ordered, so another reason he has to relax!!