As I’ve made clear in the last few weeks, I’ve been looking at buying a new home. This is far from an easy decision, though, and sometimes it’s exciting, but often it is stressful. I mean, no matter how you look at it, it’s a lot of thousands.
I’m pretty spoiled in my current situation. Sure, I don’t want to live in someone else’s basement forever (wow, even typing that out made me feel a little sad) but it’s easy, affordable, and friendly here.
Also, I never, ever have to lock my doors.
Living in this basement apartment means that to get to my entrance, you have to go up the driveway, open the gate, head to the back of the house, open the back door, go down the stairs, go down a hallway, and then open my door.
There are definitely some benefits — I mean, I didn’t even buy Halloween candy “just in case” since you’d have to be a special kind of ninja to figure that out! Also, my landlord lives in the rest of the house, and she works from home. So, she’s there during the day. Why would I need to lock my place? To keep her out? HA! She has a key!
In my future home, the one where I end up having a great deal of responsibility, I’ll have to rethink this policy. Not only will I need to lock my house, but I may end up needing a home security system.
This is just one of the thousand different things to think about when I’m the responsible party. Being a homeowner will be a big step.
A big, scary, kind of wonderful step.
Do you alarm your house? Do you use any home security systems? I’d like to know!