House Frustration & an Anniversary Trip

30 Aug

Sometimes things are frustrating and just don’t go your way. That’s life.

However, you have to admit that it’s a pain in the butt to want something so bad and not get it.

Typically I’m not a huge whiney-head and I totally understand that just because I want something, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t someone else who wants it more (and probably deserves it more). So, I can pretty much look on the bright side and get over things pretty quickly.

This house thing, though, is driving me crazy.

I want so badly to sell our house. The market sucks though so we have to just sit and wait until someone comes along and decides to buy it.

We originally put our house on the market Memorial Day weekend of 2010 and then took it back off Labor Day weekend. We used the time that the house was not listed to do a bunch of updates and relisted it this past spring. Over the past 5 months, we’ve had a lot of showings but still no contracts. We’ve even reduced the price a couple times, only to have our neighbors do the same thing.

At this point, I’ve divorced myself from the house and I hate it with a white hot passion.

Hopefully now that the kids are back in school (at least the ones that have electricity) we’ll get some more showings and that elusive beast of a contract. Until then, it will continue to drive me crazy that there is nothing at all I can do about it.

Something I can control though is planning our annual wedding anniversary trip.* We’ve previously gone to Jamaica (honeymoon), Deep Creek Lake (year 1) and Universal Studios in Orlando (year 2). We were considering St. Martin for this year’s trip, but extenuating circumstances have forced us to change our trip plans so something much less expensive.

We decided that we’d like to do a bed & breakfast, since we had a nice time previously staying at B&B’s in Deep Creek and Harpers Ferry.

We’re thinking of maybe somewhere in New York, so that we can enjoy hiking during the day and even take a day trip into the city. We’re also tossing around the idea of somewhere on Skyline Drive, which is beautiful to hike in the Fall.

If you have any suggestions of a wonderful B&B anywhere within a 6ish hour circumference of Baltimore, let me know in the blog comments or on my Facebook page!

*Travelling is my weakness and I like to always have a trip planned to look forward to at all times.

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