We wanted to live out in the country on a lot of land, but we just can’t afford it yet.
For now we need to be content with living like sardines in a densely packed subdivision.
We have a miniscule yard that barely has enough room for a propane grill and a small hot tub. The only reason we bought this place was the small price and its close proximity to both of our jobs. Hopefully we can save enough money in the next few years to afford a bigger house on a generously sized piece of land. That would be amazing, and perhaps we could have several pets at that point as well. But we’re not miserable here and we make the best of what we have at our disposal. We had a lot of fun with landscape design despite having little space for flowers and other plants. I have always enjoyed landscaping and look forward to doing it even more when we have a bigger property, but at least our foliage looks beautiful. When we had the money saved, my wife wanted a privacy fence. At first she was insisting on an aluminum privacy fence, but I swayed her against it after showing her pictures of them on the internet. After some back and forth deliberations, we decided on a white vinyl privacy fence that would match the other privacy fences on the block. It wasn’t cheap, but we found a fencing company that was offering discounts on new installations. Now we have a beautiful vinyl privacy fence wrapping our small backyard.