As Aubrey gets older, and we sink into work, we are finding ourselves heading out of the city as often as possible, if even only to my parents. For us, its our safe haven, our getaway from the city. Yes the house we moved into in July is fantastic, but the feeling us country bumpkins get when we are out in the fresh air is like nothing else. Its almost like we can relax more deeply. We feel no worries of letting Aubrey burn around in the yard and field with no sounds of passing cars and sirens. We let our true selves out.
Unfortunately, for a young family like us, being able to have a place like this with our own name on it is very hard. We dream of owning an old farmhouse with a ton of charm tucked away out of the city, but the reality is that it is going to take a while before we will be able to purchase it. Conversations in the past with neighbours and friends affect our mind heavily. A house just outside the city lines would cost a mere $40,000 dollars in the 1970-1990’s. Now, you are lucky to get a townhouse with all its shared walls for less than $250,000. This leaves us paying for someone else’s mortgage, and borrowing my parents Safe Haven. But, you know what? Im ok with that for now. We are together and that is all that matters to me.