Once upon a time there was a husband and wife who often joked with her parents on the subject of the parents moving into the "in-law apartment" above the garage. Weird fairytale, right?
Well, that husband and wife didn't have an "in-law apartment" above their garage.....but we will in less than 3 months! Yup, this is my house and we are officially under construction. We are adding a third stall onto the garage and building the addition above all three stalls. I think it will be about 1000 sq ft of living space when its done.
The joke turned into a reality about 6 months ago. Although Keith and I are struggling, we are not suffering and are thankfully able to live on what we make each month. My parents were stable as well, but were looking to downsize since retirement is in the near future and they plan on traveling in the winter months. Fortunately, we are very close to my parents. When we discussed it, we agreed that times are tough for everyone, and we all felt it was a beneficial decision for our futures...financially and for family.
My parents miraculously sold thier house in this market and are now in an apartment for 3 months during the constuction. They should be moved in by the end of June. Yup, times, they are'a changin'....but we are all looking forward to it. It just gets loud around here sometimes! :o)