Question: What would you choose?
Total Votes: 20
Here is the situation. We are living in a house right now that we hate. It has one very small bathroom that is being shared by 6 people, the laundry room is outside, this house has absolutely no storage space (the closets are tiny. We still have things sitting around in boxes because we just have no where to put them), it is also on a very busy 4 lane hwy (so the kids can't ride bikes or walk anywhere), and (this is by far the biggest problem) it has a roach problem that was not disclosed to us before we move in. I'm not talking about seeing a roach or two every once in a while. talking about roaches crawling up the walls, roaches on the counters and stove, roaches in the cabinets. I won't even use a dish without washing it and I am paranoid about making sure food is sealed. The upside is that we love this area and the kids love their schools, but we cannot find another house in this area that we can afford.
A few days ago, I got a call from my best friend who lives about 45 minutes away. Her neighbor is about to move to Florida and wants to put his house up for rent. It has the same number of bedrooms as this house, but it also has a formal dining room that we could probably turn into two more bedrooms - so there is a possibiity that each kid could have their own room (or at least their own area). It has a garage and a storage building (plenty of storage space) and a huge fenced in back yard (which would be great for the dogs and the kids), it's in a neighborhood (so they could ride their bikes and play). The guy isn't asking for a deposit and he's charging $50 less per month than what we are paying now. The problem is that this would be our third move and the kids' fourth new school in a year (we've rented from family and had to leave other places twice. Neither time was something we could control). The school system is also not as good as this one. It isn't terrible, just not quite as good. My son is in cub scouts with a really good troup and he would have to give that up. My oldest daughter has become active in church and the church band and she may have to give that up.DD2 is in chorus at school and she wouldn't be able to do that anymore. I would have to find another pre-school for my youngest. Dh has a second job here and he could still do that, but his boss often has us run errands and do small jobs for extra money. We probably wouldn't be able to do those as much anymore.
This is a really big decision and I feel stuck. So, what would you do in this situation? Would you stay or would you move again?