Friday, April 1, 2011
April 1: State of the francesanddaniel
Today's April 1.
As some of you may remember, we wrote a few months back that today was our 'D-Day' in our plan to finally be together.
Well... long story short is, we're not quite there yet, but not giving up. I ranted here just last week about our difficulties in finding a place to live. Our search started strong. We refined what we wanted, and where we wanted it to be, only to be frustrated by the fact that the kind of place we want, in the price range we want, doesn't seem to exist in the towns we want.
So, as the weeks have gone on, we've given ground on everything. Maybe we should consider these other towns? Maybe we can afford a few more dollars? Maybe we don't need that third bedroom? Bit by bit, we've set perfect aside. We just need good enough. Good enough for now.
I don't want to speak for frances, but I think a lot of the idea of this April 1 date was to keep us on task. To keep us from falling into the trap we've fallen into so many times before, where there's a flurry of activity and then we stall, and end up not so much looking for a house, but talking about the idea of looking for a house.
And I truly don't think we've done that. Sure, I'm frustrated. We both are. We're kinda down to our last nerve with the whole process. But we've stayed in it together. Every couple of days we're checking listings, making calls, checking things out... And we're getting there. No, we're not where we wanted to be today. But we're closer.
We make a good team. A team that can do this. I know it.
We'll keep you posted.