The Dream House
… which we still haven’t found!
Well, technically, we did find one which we liked so much in terms of design and layout, also the location is pretty convenient, though to some person it may seem a bit far. For us, convenience means not much traffic jams, not much traffic lights along the way to delay travel time, takes maximum 20 minutes to reach office no matter what time we leave the house (which makes it also 20 mins to send Imtiyaz to school & also mum’s place), to have easy access to public facilities especially the lrt (because Mr. Hubs prefers to take the lrt to work) and most importantly, the price is within our budget.
But the house we wanted is already sold out, so we have to wait for the next phase to be launched (or for the current house to be ready to see if anybody’s selling them off). At the same time, we are praying hard the new phase won’t be out of our budget range! I do want somewhere close, like a mere 5 minutes to work, and I am still keeping my options open, but the houses close to where I’m working, and also close to mum’s is just wayyyy too expensive for us!
When we bought our current house, we didn’t have much to think about because we were still staying at mum’s then. And yes, both me and hubs were still unsure where we would settle, and where we would be working, etc. We just thought we should lock some of our money into a property, or it would be used up for god-knows-what anyway!
So there. I’ve had my share of apartment-living, which is not easy especially with a toddler in tow. And the traffic jam just to get out of the area is horrible, which made us get up at 5am, and leave the house by 6.15am every single day now! I got Imtiyaz ready at mum’s (we can reach her place in just about 30 mins if as early as that), send him to school and would be in the office by 9-930am (depending on Imtiyaz’s pace to take his bath and finish up his breakfast) – which is actually so much better than leaving the house at 7-730, and still reaching office at 9! And after work, we’d have dinner at mum’s first and would only return home after Maghrib – again, to avoid the traffic jam!
That is why I want a place where I can return home directly after work without worrying much about the traffic jam, one where I can leave home at anytime in the morning, again – without having to worry too much about the jam. And with all the saved time, I would not have to wait only for the weekends to be able to get some non-work related things done – like the house chores!
So. After what we went through all these while, TIME is definitely priority! 🙂