Saturday, December 13, 2008
Decorations and the Economy - Saturday 12/13/2008
The skiing bear makes another appearance, but we are slowly replacing regular lights with LEDs.
Yeah, yeah. It's a manufactured home, as we like to call it.
In just two days, we'll have lived here for eight years. And you know what? When they offered to loan us half again what this house cost, we said no. We wanted to be in a position where either one of us could cover the payment on this house and land if the other should not be able to work.
We could have taken more money and struggled. We could have opted for some kooky balloon payment scheme. But we're not gamblers. I really don't understand how people can have deluded themselves into home loans for houses they just couldn't afford.
So what do you think?
In another 10 years, when we send in the last payment, should we put up a sign that says: "Don't laugh. It's paid for." ?