*Warning, total rant ahead*
As I think I've mentioned before, Hubby and I currently rent our house. We decided to move to a house about a year and a half ago, back when I was still working and not in school. Clearly, we had quite a bit more money then.
Lately we've really been feeling the crunch at the the end of the month when our rent is due, and every month I regret that it's another month that we are paying someone else's mortgage rather than our own. Really, it's pretty ridiculous.
My husband is a veteran, and there is a home loan program that we hope to get approved for. Long story short, it would probably be a few hundred dollars cheaper a month for us to buy a little starter home.
To make matters worse, we lived here for about a year and a few months with a vacant house to our left, and an older couple to our right (who were as wonderful as could be). Now, we have two families on each side, which is wonderful, but these newer suburban houses are almost literally stacked on top of each other, and sometimes it's just loud.
And then the new neighbors that moved into the vacant house... well, frankly I don't know what's wrong with this guy. I think you guys probably know that I'm a bit of a nature lover, so you can imagine my heartbreak when he cut all the branches off of his lovely tree in the front yard (he was upset that it was dropping stuff on his car - insert eye roll). I was upset, but I knew the branches would grow back, and well, it isn't my front yard (though the tree is about a foot away from mine).
But one day when I woke up and came into my living room, I felt like something was missing from the room. When I realized what it was, I was so sad.
I mentioned before that our houses are VERY close together, well, we had this lovely vine covering our fence right outside our sliding glass doors (the only windows in the house with something pretty outside of it). The lovely vine, that flowered every so often and smelled so lovely, and provided some privacy from the house next door was gone. He had removed it, and now all I see when I look out the door is my fence, and through the fence, my neighbor's backyard, which means they can now see inside my house just as easily. Needless to say, my blinds are now shut.
Sorry for the long rant you guys (and I very well may delete this later). It has just been super frustrating and need to get it all out. Part of me knows I'm being completely ridiculous, but I guess I'm just ready for a *cheaper* place to call our own.