Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pro/con.” Talk about the pros and cons of anything. Enjoy!
Oh yeah, this is a great game to play when deciding whether to rent or buy a new house, park home, or boat!
Those were our choices in 2014 when we sold the cottage and had nowhere lined up to go!
The people who bought our house led us a merry dance, and it ended up a nightmare for us.
House prices started to get away from us, so out came paper and pen and we played Pros and Cons.
Rent was dead money, something that could never be replaced on our meagre income, we couldn’t guarantee decent neighbours or parking, and the pros were zero.
Buying a flat had similar cons, and being leasehold, added a new dimension in property ownership.
Park homes, very nice, but oh the cons!!! Site maintenance fees, another lease, and should you decide to sell, some were only through the agent owning the site where you were located, and they could also enforce you upgrading, again through them, after a decade or so.
The boat. Ah, the boat. Never been on one before, a new learning curve, limited space, but within our price limit.
It was less than a year old.
One of the last aluminium Sea Otters commissioned.
It would be ours outright.
Free holidays, with no packing.
A new challenge.
It was an affordable lifestyle.
It bought us time.
A cheap and simple way of living.
We met some wonderful people.
Condensation in the winter.
We were liveboards for three years. It was a good decision and we had a lot of fun.
Stratford Upon Avon: berthed opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Sadly when we came to sell, it was another pros and cons list for buying our current house.
Lots of pros as regards affordability, the beach, friendships and neighbours. It ticked a lot of boxes being relatively new (10 years), detached, a bungalow, had a garden ,off road parking, two bedrooms, central heating, double glazing, fitted kitchen.
Cons, poor health services, and having been here almost three years now, I wouldn’t mind a larger kitchen and bigger second bedroom.
But it’s home, ours and is extremely economical to live in.