Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My boyfreind and I have been dating for 3+years now. He owns a home. Built in 1929, 2 bedroom, has a living room, dining room and kitchen, unfinished attic & basement, no dishwasher, antique bathroom fixtures, still has knob and tube electric (in some places), actually can not run the TV while vacuuming or it blows a fuse. He lives alone. Doesn't cook. In other words, he has no idea how much we girls will be bringing to his life!
We have been discussing the idea of getting married. He refuses to put his house up for sale and says that my 12 year old daughter and I should move there. I live in a rented condo. 3 bedrooms, dishwasher, finished basement & upstairs, no problems ever with all my stuff plugged in and running. In other words, it has all the modern amenities. The only thing I feel I lack is a garage. But he doesn't really have one either.
The other thing about his home is that he lives in the city limits, which means putting my daughter in the city's public school system (not known to be good-at all). She is currently in 7th grade. Public school, but not the city system. I don't want her to switch schools until high school. At that point, private school may be an option. But, he says that living in his home would be temporary. I don't want her to have to switch schools after she starts. I'm not sure of what his definition of temporary means.
At any rate, I am tired of the living in two places thing. Feeling ready to 'rock my world' and get married, but have no idea how we can resolve the living/school issues. Got any thoughts for me?