posted on Aug, 1 2010 @ 09:51 PM
reply to post by crazydaisy
The short answer is YES. I do need the money that bad.
We had my parents sharing the downstairs, and a friend of the famiy renting the upstairs, and money was tight then. Now, everybody moved out, and it
is just my wife and I. I got lucky to take a part-time gig as a bookkeeeper that made up some of the money, but a $1500 house payment and $260
utility bill when I only make $30k per year does not jive too good.
It is a beautiful home on a 1 acre lot with 4 more acres of trees and pond. Literally dozens of very large, very old trees in the front between us
and the road. Only about 4 miles outside of town. Nice (and distant) neighbors. Inground Pool, Huge Deck, large upstairs balcony overlooking the
family room and fire place. "Extra" room that we now use for weights, and big boy toys.
At this point, renting the upstairs to a stranger is a better option than giving up the house, or taking another job where I would have to work
evenings and weekends. I have a government job with plenty of time off for my family. I have the second gig of bookkeeping that doesn't take much
time away from family. A little kick from some rent money is just right.