Friday, February 27, 2009

Moving In

Most of you have followed my journey long enough to know that as part of my divorce I am selling my house in the hope that I can start a new life and move forward. Unfortunately, as the housing market continues to crash I am near the point now where I can no longer sell it for what the mortgage is. To help me keep my house my parents will be moving in with me this weekend and we will begin to share expenses in the hope that I can save enough money to be able to pay the mortgage when Ted stops. Of course all of this is a bitter pill to swallow. I had so many hopes and dreams that I would be able to start over and even maybe begin to live my dream of being a professor. Unfortunately, without the sale of my house those things will not happen. That I now have to have my parents move in with me in order to hopefully keep a house I don’t want and avoid financial ruin is difficult. The hardest part of this is probably the fact that if the house had been finished soon after things began the market was so hot then we could have easily sold it and even made a profit.

Of course, Tiger Lily and I will make the best of it and I am blessed to have parents who are willing to live with me in order to keep us in the house. I think Babe is probably even happier since she loves my dad!


Anonymous said...

Your parents living with you will be a challenge but one you can handle. It is not something you planned, or expected to have happen. We do what we do out of necessity sometimes, sometimes for survival. Blending 2 families that are both very independent will take patience. You will all come out OK on the other side, things have a way of working themselves out. I wish you the best and remember to take a deep breath every once in a while. It is good for you on many different levels.

Don't give up on that dream to be a professor, I do believe that things happpen for a reason, even if this all was due to no fault of your own, YOU played by the rules, and you can hold your head high. Hang in there, in spite of sounding trite, it will be OK.

alfia said...

I think you will make a wonderful professor. Do not allow anybody or anything stop you there!

I hope you will enjoy living with your parents eventually. Your house is so big, it is good when there are many people there!