My priorities have changed. I no longer have to spin my wheels, trying to decide mowing or laundry. Gutters or dishes. Reflooring or toilet scrubbing. How do I afford the desperately-needed kitchen makeover, do I powerwash the outside or replace the siding,
We have to move in the next year: There is a charming beltway project coming through. Although my property is not directly in the path of said beltway, it is inherently impossible for me to continue my quiet and private pseudo-country lifestyle.
Highways are noisy, after all.
And no, I really don’t have a choice in the matter. There won’t be a way for me to access the main road.
Now instead of (not) talking about maintenance and upkeep, I get to talk about decluttering and what goes in storage and shopping for a new house.