I know I should be happy with what I have. I have a great house which has lots of fabulous features. I have incredible neighbors. And I live in a terrific neighborhood.
I went to a playgroup today one town over. We played in her huge finished basement. She had an entranceway, a great open kitchen that goes right into a family room, a powder room, lots of things I would LOVE to have in a house. And I left feeling totally envious. Maybe that's not really the appropriate word. It's not at all like I felt that it wasn't fair she had such a nicer house than me. I'm glad they have that. It's that I couldn't help thinking what WE could do with a house that size.
I came home, pulled up the Century 21 website, and found lots of houses in that town that I THINK we could afford - and they have these same features. Finished basement is high on my list, as is an open kitchen, at least 1 1/2 baths, a nice size backyard (fenced in already would be a plus), at least 3 bedrooms, a family room - I can see us living in a place like this. So...after DH said he was fine with us looking, I contacted the agent we used when we bought this place and left a message. I figure it can't hurt to at least get a sense for what's out there and what we could afford. And wouldn't it be fabulous to find out that we could make a move like that without breaking the bank?!
So now I'm waiting for a call back, and can't wait to get the ball moving. I know that nothing might come of all this, but the possibilities are so exciting!