In this story, I am the Tortoise. See, I like routine, budgets, rules, and planning. I am the gal who has not only plan A and plan B, but a whole notebook full of plans all the way down to ZZ. I like things slow and steady, am terrified of change, and generally prefer to plan for the worst in hopes that I will be pleasantly surprised.
Mr. Barefoot, on the other hand, is definitely the Hare. He never writes anything down if he can help it, he tends to jump into things headlong, and his idea of planning is saying "we'll figure it out when we get there". Budgets? Ha. Rules? They don't apply. Routine? What's that?
Ever since I finally told him that I was willing to get serious about this whole house-hunting thing, he has been gung-ho to get it done NOW. We haven't actually fought about it yet, but I can tell things will get heated before it is over.
Already he has his heart set on a particular house we saw online. I am not so sure about this particular house. While it is okay, the location is not really what I would prefer and the yard is a little on the small side. I like it, but I am just not as in love with it as he is.
We are still under contract with our apt until mid-summer. I am afraid that if I go and find out what kind of mortgage we qualify for, he will go out and just find the house he likes best for that amount of money and decide that that is the house for him. He makes things happen very quickly when it suits him.
I know that I tend to take things really slowly. Still, I will be living in this house for the next 20 yrs (most likely) and I don't want to settle for something that I am not happy with. I have no problem looking for months if need be to find the house that I will be happy in.
It looks like things will be getting interesting around here...