Monday, July 14, 2008

Home Sweet (Manufactured) Home


OK, so it turns out that Dale Earnhardt, Jr.'s "starter" home was a glorified double-wide...woo-hoo, we now have more than just NASCAR in common. I am not a big supporter of the buy-a-home, pull it to a piece of property kinda gal, but when you love someone...you'd just about live in a cardboard box to be with them. This manufactured home is beautiful. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, fireplace, etc...but absolutely no resale value...which is fine with Mr. Chad b/c he will NEVER resale it...LOL. I laugh, but I am not kidding.

My dream is to build my own home. I want to be with it from the time they lay the first block or pour the first concrete footer to the time they put the last outlet cover on...and I want to think that it is not just a dream.

Don't get me wrong. My house growing up was nothing like this...I should have been so lucky.

He and I kind of came to an agreement, though. I will make decisions on the inside (Hello, Silk Purse!) and he will make decisions for the outside (Hello, Home Depot!)...and one day--maybe...I will still get to BUILD my dream home. We won't tell him, but there is no maybe, we're just letting him think that...

This bad boy "manufactured" home will be paid off in 5 years and that's the best thing about it! Will your house be paid off in 5 years?...LOL.

:o) Mrs. CbB

7 comments:

jlco123 said...

At least you have a home and aren't paying rent like the rest of us losers.

Mary&JD Allen said...

I think you need a wrought iron fence around your new home, if you are planning on living that close to the road. lol Did you finance your house for 5 years, or are you just anticipating paying in off in that ammount of time? It is pretty unrealistic to say our home will be paid off in 5 years. Maybe if JD or I upgrade to a new job, ( stop eating, and paying our other bills) we can drop it down from 30 to 20 or so.

Rebecca said...

When is the house party?

CHare said...

Congrats on the house. Are you planning on filling the extra bedrooms?

JJ said...

A home is just a place. Your love will turn it into a glorious home for you and Mr Chad and the girls. Yeah, like Rebecca said when's the house warming party? What colors are the interior? You got the margarita machine out of storage yet? And with all those bedrooms, we don't have to worry about driving home intoxicated. Sounds like a party to me :) We miss you and you lively personally around work. JJflo

Jenny Ann said...

don't knock trailers...I grew up in one and it was not a doublewide. I think it's gorgeous..by no means a "sow's ear".

sweet dee said...

I think your home is beautiful..and paying it off in 5 years is GREAT!!!! I am sure you will make it FABULOUS!!!! I really miss you and now that you have 5 bedrooms I forsee a road trip in my future...LOL Let me know when I can come crash....Sweet Dee needs a break!!!LOL