So... we might sell our house and go live on a boat.
Wait, what? No you read that right, friend.
Last week, Mark and I seriously discussed what we wanted to do with our lives. Did we want to keep living in Frederick, where housing is somewhat cheaper, but Mark's DC commute is a beast. Or, did we want to pay a little more for housing and have more time together everyday? There are so many pros and cons to this decision. We own our home here in Frederick, and as you know, we've put a ton of money and effort into renovating it over the past three years. So the decision to just "up and move" would not be easy. Not to mention, cost of living in our nation's capitol is much higher. And to make matters even more complicated, finding housing with a pitbull presents its own unique challenge. Yet money isn't everything. And a home is more than a house.
After a long heart-felt discussion, we decided to take the plunge and move on to our next adventure.
So, this weekend we met with a realtor to discuss the worth of our home. We've decided to place this little old beauty on the market and hopefully this summer will move to DC.
Now that brings me to the boat part. Remember this post from a few weeks ago? Well, we've since done extensive research on liveaboards-- sailboats, power yachts, houseboats. While we know that decision has its pros and cons, we've decided to give it a try. We found a boat we really like at Gangplank Marina and are in the process of negotiating a contract contingent upon inspection and the sale of our home. Funnily enough, the boat interior has more room than the average DC studio or one bedroom apartment. A bonus perk: the marina has no breed restrictions. Score!
What's next? This week, we'll meet again with the realtor and a photographer to collect the photographs for our home's listing. Then, it's just a waiting game. Ideally, we would love to move to DC by summertime, but of course we don't know what the future brings.
Right now, we plan to take each day as it comes, remembering that what's meant to be, will be.