Mar 4, 2010

No more renting please!

We spent most of February pleading with our downstairs neighbors, asking them nicely to tone down their pot habit because their smoke goes into Oliver's room through the heating duct. Essentially, he is getting hotboxed while he sleeps.

Even in college I would have been mortified had known I was in someway hurting a child and would have immediately reversed my behavior. I figured most human beings would have the same reaction. But apparently we don't live above human beings and they kept right on smoking their pineapple express to the point where even Bill Maher would blush.

After that did no good, we contacted our super who ignored us and a lawyer who said our case wasn't strong because we were more than half way through our lease. We were left with no choice but to call 911.

Our lease is up May 31 and we clearly have to move. I know I talk about moving all the time. But this is the first year it is a reality.  The longer we stay the harder it will be to leave and we are now looking at a 90 day countdown.

One of the very best reasons to move is that we will be able to buy a place to live.  Not just a 700 square foot apartment.  But a home.

Here are my Top 10 reasons to stop renting now:

10- My neighbors pot habit won't affect my toddler.

9- My dishwasher won't fall out of the hole it sits in.

8- My kitchen garbage won't be within an inch of the pots and pans I use to cook with.

7- My heater won't wake me up in the middle of the night thinking shots have been fired.

6- Government officials won't see me going to the bathroom.

5- No one will be making snowmen drunk at 3am on the terrace below us.

4- I'll be able to paint and move walls if need be.

3- My laundry can stay safely in the dryer if I'm too tired to take it out.

2- I'll be able to design the worlds coolest little boy's room ever.

1- We'll be able to build memories with my family in a place we call home.

We're officially in the market to buy!
It's about to get exciting!


  1. #11) I live near Milwaukee so we can meet up someday in your city or mine! :)

  2. a good time to buy!!!

  3. Katie KaiserMarch 04, 2010

    And bonus? You don't own a house that's not worth what you paid for it, like the rest of us!

  4. Do you mean move out of NY and buy? Where are you going??!??! Happy for you but of course if you leave NY!!

  5. Financially it's the best time to buy. Everything happens when it's suppose to. Sometimes it's best not to overthink it!


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