Saturday, March 6, 2010

Moving in the the in-laws

Since we have lived in Florida we haven't been able to save as much money as we were when we lived in DC because I didn't have a job for a long time. We are by no means hurting for money but if we want to have a baby any time in the next year I would really like to have a lot saved up and be in a place where I wouldn't have to work right after the baby is born. No we are not pregnant yet but these are things I think about.

 Yesterday, E's mom told him that if we wanted to we could live with them for a couple of months rent free to help us save some money before we find a house. His parents live about 45 minutes from where E would be working and about the same for wherever I would find a job. Not a bad commute since we are used to DC Traffic. At first I was like no way we are not living with your parents for a couple of months. But the more that I think about it (the frugal side of me) thinks there really is nothing wrong this idea. His mom works in New Jersey Mon-Thrus. She she isn't even at the house expect on the weekends. She flys home on thursday evenings and then flys out early on monday morning. His step dad is a realtor. So it would just be the three of us during the week. I love his parents. The only thing I'm really afraid of is that if we live with them for a while that might change! I made a list of pros and cons and the cons seem pretty dumb. My worry is about my animals, Ashleigh hates any other dog besides the puppies and they have a dog. She has spent time there before but she is usually shut in our room there and that's no life for her. I guess she will just have to get over her fear. The other problem is that they don't have a fenced in back yard. Their dog is very well trained and doesn't leave the yard. My puppies are young and not so well trained. Mainly because they haven't had to be because we have a fence. So is 3 months of saving a ton of money worth it...I'm not sure but I need to decide before I leave so I know if I need to pack all my clothes or just some. :)

7 comments:

  1. How nice of your in-laws to offer this opportunity to you! I understand your weighing of the pros and cons, but I think what I've learned is that you should go with your gut. The cons work themselves out, in the long run!

    Good luck!

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  2. I hear this loud in clear..I right now live with Big Man's mom...except we all share rent and then when I move to PA we will be staying with my parents so we can save for a house and get back on our feet. Go with your gut girl. From what you've said I think that it wouldn't be that bad but the decision is yours and your hubby's...what does he think?

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  3. Honestly, living with the in-laws sounds like the biggest nightmare but its working out great for me. With my husband deployed and me being pregnant it means I have a support group to look after me and we are saving a ton of money which we could never have imagined before so I say go for it!

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  4. Sounds like a good offer and very nice of them to do that. If you get along well with them and everything, doesn't sound like a bad deal!

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  5. I hope everything works out soon. Lovely blog :)

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  6. It's great when family is supportive. We have two grown daughters who moved back in when they needed us...now they are in happy second marriages. Love your blog! Come over to GrannyMountain for a visit soon...

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  7. It's really not that bad.. my husband and I moved into my parents basement 5 months ago because we had just moved 1200 miles, we're building a house & want to save as much as possible. It's not ideal, and you'll crave your own place like crazy, but the $$ you'll save is SO worth it in the long run. Sometimes you have to look at the whole picture instead of instant gratification. Good luck girl!

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