I feel the need to vomit cause I am so freaked out.  Normally when it comes to my feelings on real estate (my favorite subject) I am 110% confident.  Right now I have no f***ing clue what is going on and I don't like it!  Backstory, we sold our house earlier this year.  We loved our home and neighborhood but realized no matter how many projects we did to the home it would never increase the size of our tiny yard and we would never have privacy in our yard.  So we decided to sell, put the money in the bank, rent a house and wait for our dream home with dream yard to come up for sale.  About 6 months later we have come to the realization that we can't afford to get everything was want in a home with our budget in our area.  But a house then comes on the market in our price range with an amazing yard space.  This yard had enough space and privacy with proper landscaping to make our backyard dreams come true.  Only problem is that the house is a total s*** hole.  The bones of the home are good but every surface inside and out needs to go.  We had our low-ball offer accepted and have been super excited about the potential.  But yesterday we went for the home inspection and I got overwhelmed on a level I don't think I have experienced before.  At one point I felt like I wanted to cry.  I see the finished product in my head (HGTV style) and it is beautiful....a freaking dream.  But then I start thinking about all the projects and I don't know if my marriage and bank account will be able to survive.

The only way we are going to be able to get this done is if the hubby is the General Contractor and hires a ton of subs and does a bunch of work himself.  I am so scared.  I know good things don't come easy but I also don't want to get in over our heads.  Please email me if you have any words of inspiration...I need them right now.  And if you have any good reliable subcontractors (tile, paint, roofing, plumbing, etc.) please send me their contact info.  We have a big decision to make before we get to the contractual point of no return which will be happening before you know it!