'A house defines the very spirit of who we are'
That's the first line of a realtor's description of a nice house in a beautiful spot in the Indiana Dunes. (287260)
Up to this point in my life house choices have been limited by where I must live in order to get to work and what mortgage I can get. So there was always the sense of that I could get a house that was a few steps beyond my station in life. House buying was self-enhancement.
Folly or not, it was fun. I enjoyed moving to a more upscale neighborhood and restoring a wreck.
Now, we are semi-retired. I need to detach my spirit from the house identity thing.
Are you "one with your house"? Have you ever detached, and if so, how did you do it?