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Looking for a Home

Dan and I have recently started looking to buy a house and we are very conflicted about it.

On one hand, we really love where we live.  We live in a two bedroom apartment in Astoria, across the street from Dan’s grandparents, and have a very sweet deal.

We know that we want to live in either Queens or Long island and have started to focus in on certain towns.

I however don’t know if I am ready to leave Astoria. 

I am conflicted about moving to a house that we will have to pay a lot more per month for our mortgage.  I am conflicted about moving farther away from the city.  I am conflicted about whether we will be moving into the right town!

How will we know what house we want to buy? How do we know what the right neighborhood is? It is really very tough.

Port Washington is my favorite.  It is a gorgeous town.  Today we looked at a house, which was very nice.  The main issue was that it only had one bathroom! Granted, the bathroom was very large, but I think that a family need more than one toilet!!! I can think of many instances where Dan and I had to go to the bathroom at the same time.  What happens when you add one or two kids into the mix?

Dan is more into north flushing, in Queens, because he is obsessed with the like 22 minute commute to get into the city.  The houses are beautiful, but there is definitely much less of a town than Port Washington. 

What do you recommend?

Oh No!

The above is what happened to my right rearview mirror today.

I was driving on the southern state parkway when the mirror SLIGHTLY came into contact with what looked like the most giant orange and white traffic cone that I had ever seen.  The mirror, still attached, continued to bang into the side of the car, causing many small scratches.

Luckily, across the parking lot from my work is an auto body shop, which everyone loves.  I got an estimate for the mirror replacement, which was not so bad, and they ordered the piece.  I will be getting a new mirror either tomorrow or Friday.  

This is the second time that I have an issue with a mirror.  A few months ago, the driver’s side mirror was STOLEN.  I reported it to the police, who said that people steal the mirrors to sell them. 

Anyway, it is much, much easier to drive with the right side busted then the left side…though I am looking forward to having a fresh untracked mirror again on both sides.