When we bought our little blue house on Madison's east side, we were in a much different situation. Jim was going to school full-time, I was in my first contract at WISC and we were concerned about making it all work. Somehow it did.
Not only did it work but we fell in love with our home, we became true East siders and we loved our neighbors.
Of course, my only regret is that we didn't spend enough time enjoying our home. We'll have to work on that for the next one.