Wednesday, January 31, 2007

We are that much closer to the year end goal.

As you may or may not remember K- and I are attempting to move to Paris for the year, beginning August 2007. There is a constant battle in my head about this. It is financially irresponsible to do this but Paris is an incredible city and now is the best time in our lives to do make this move. We also never know when our expiration date will require that we be pulled from the shelves(it would have been much easier to say, 'we might die tomorrow').

I kept the first house I owned and rented it out after I bought my second house. The neighborhood is sketchy and the tenants have not been the cream of the crop but it made some money. Everyone of my tenants have always paid in cash, 35 -$20 bills, I prefer not to think why this is. A few months ago we put the rental house on the market to sell as part of the great liquidation.

The great liquidation involves selling everything big, 2 cars, 2 houses, and putting everything else in storage. It should be noted that we are by no means rich and that after this little adventure is over we we may have some money left for a down payment on a place but there wont be much else.

Someone put an offer on the rental house yesterday, I countered and they accepted. Granted it isn't done until it is signed, which won't be until March 19th, but we ought to make $28,000 after all is said and done. This money will go into the "I have a dream account" The one splurge that I have spoken to K about is buying a laptop for the trip.

Hopefully our residence will sell as quickly but much more profitably. The other hope is that we don't chicken out.


william comparetto said...

Do it! Go to Paris.

KatieG said...

you are awesome. and have incredibly lucky children. this is the coolest thing i've ever heard.

and i love reading your blog.