VJ’s Weekly Challenge #101: decisions

I love our home. It’s the perfect size for the two of us plus our two doggies. We have all the amenities we need. The only thing that is missing, I confide to a friend, is nature.

For two years, we lived in our 41′ motor home, traversing North America and discovering many wondrous places. Nature was our focus. Prior to that, we lived in a small cottage in the city, with a double lot and large old trees that immersed us in a park-like setting. This current home, set between other similar houses, lacks the view.

Shortly after my confession, Ric came home from a meeting and told me that a house in our neighbourhood, backing onto the ravine and hiking trails, is for sale.

“Are you interested?”

Double doors off the dining area open to a large deck spanning the back of the house. The view is pure green – mature trees and shrubbery, with birdsong and wildlife, and not a house in sight. A sunroom, built on the side of the house, provides four season viewing.

What’s not to like?

The house needs work. It’s larger than our current home, which means more costly. Do we need the added expense just when it seems we were working out a manageable retirement budget?

Oh, but that view.

We’ve been waffling about it for the past few days.

Is this manna from heaven – an ask answered; or temptation that will just create more stress?

Decisions, decisions.

How do you decide when faced with difficult choices? What decisions are weighing at present? I look forward to where this prompt will lead you.

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69 thoughts on “VJ’s Weekly Challenge #101: decisions

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  2. With the view you describe, I’d be sorely tempted–but then deterred by the house’s needing work. A tough one! My big decision is when I’m going to retire from working full-time. No decision as of yet.

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  3. As one of the major stressors in life (death of a loved one, divorce, moving, major illness or injury, job loss), it’s a tough decision. The question is, is it worth the stress. Good luck, V.J. I have a feeling your heart will guide the way.

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  4. Lovely prompt and such an interesting tale you wrote here. Good luck on the decisions! When my husband and I bought our current home, I hadn’t even seen it until we were about to sign the contract. Then again, I wouldn’t be living there anyway, as I went to live in a care facility just aroudn the same time. It’s technically my house too, but I left most of the decision-making up to him. Similarly, he left most of the decision-making re selecting a care facility up to me.

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