It’s hard to walk away from something you love. This house has been a long-term dysfunctional relationship for us, full of hope, countered by disappointment, and always on the edge of ending. Usually when your friends witness this kind of horror, they encourage you to leave the relationship, but surprisingly ours aren’t doing that at all. Ours friends won’t let us give up on the house without a fight. In the past week, we’ve gotten numerous emails and phone calls from friends that start with, “have you thought of…” or “you should call…” We’ve sat at bars and in living rooms recounting our plight to people, expecting them to support us in forgetting all about his house, but they shake their heads and tell us we have to keep trying.
At the same time, we’ve accompanied a realtor to a half dozen houses just to see what’s out there…and nothing appealing is for sale right now. We’ve seen some interesting neighborhoods, but not the right house, especially compared to the house we’ve planned.
Therefore, our decision has to be to throw ourselves into this container house and give it one final push. We owe it to ourselves, our designer, our plans, our friends, and to you who have followed this saga for years now. But if the clouds don’t part for some kind of construction miracle to happen in the next couple of weeks, we’ll have to move on.