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We're finally getting our own place and I'm supposed to be grateful *UPDATE
by Anonymous
February 9 at 6:02 PM

We live in an apartment right now and our lease is up in two months. Apparently when dh's uncle died a few months ago he left DH his home. I knew nothing about this, but dh had talked to his uncle about it before he passed away. I've never been there, but I know it's a shit hole. DH says we can make it our own, and fix it up and sell it if we want. I'm supposed to be grateful? I'm moving my two kids to a shit hole, but it's my shit hole so I should be kissing DH's feet. I'm having a hard time with this.

*pics on page 5


So my husband and I talked about it and I got all the details. The land does not belong to us and the land rental is $75 per month. He says it does have electric and plumbing and a shared well with others in the area. Selling it in that are, which is what I want to do, we could probably get $200-$300.00 for it. He wants me to give it a chance, my concern is that if we have it for three months, and then sell it for 200 bucks we've already lost money on it. DH says we don't have to pay lot rent for 2 months, so he has two months to "fix it up" to my standards or we sell it. I don't even like this deal we've made because we are going to lose every penny he puts in to it in the next two months but he is really upset that I am "looking a gift horse in the mouth". He's going to go there over the weekend and get pictures of the inside for me. I said I want pictures before I know if I'm willing to go look at it in person. The bus was left to DH's cousin, but he's refusing to pick it up and doesn't want it so I'm going to sell it to a junk yard and pocket the cash since it looks like we're going to lose all kinds of money over the next two months. I'm phoning my landlord and going on a month to month lease so we have time to find a place or renew this one when our lease is up because there is no way DH can fix that pile of shit.



  • weeping_angel
    February 9 at 6:03 PM
    How exciting!! You get a free house and get to fix it up!
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    February 9 at 6:03 PM
    I would be grateful.
  • AlwaysKISA
    February 9 at 6:03 PM
    Aw maybe it won't be as bad as you think?
  • AlwaysKISA
    February 9 at 6:03 PM
    But I don't think you need to be "grateful" for something you didn't ask for or want.
  • kiddycat73
    February 9 at 6:04 PM
    Can you compromise and stay in your apartment until the house is fixed up and no longer a shithole?
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    February 9 at 6:04 PM
    It is what you make it. We should always be grateful for the things that we have.
  • onaflowers
    February 9 at 6:04 PM
    Why do you have to move there while you fix it up? You sound seriously ungrateful.
  • -_-
    by -_-
    February 9 at 6:04 PM

  • FlutterbyMom3
    February 9 at 6:05 PM

    Well, at least it's a house and not an apartment. How much of a shithole is it? 

  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    February 9 at 6:05 PM

    I don't think it's possible to make it not a shithole. I feel like we got stuck with a liability. Dh thinks I'm being snobby and unreasonable.

    Quoting kiddycat73: Can you compromise and stay in your apartment until the house is fixed up and no longer a shithole?

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