We looked at a house today in our neighborhood. It's a cute, historic shotgun house on a great up-and-coming street at an unbeatable price. The only problem is, it needs intense renovations. The previous owner started it off but left a huge mess and the bare bones of a house. Floors, heating and air, kitchen, bathroom, windows, doors, closets need built or replaced.
Half of me thinks it would be so much fun to create a home — kitchen, bath, yard, bedrooms, etc. — exactly to our specifications. Half of me thinks we'd have to be insane. Could we handle this in our first year of marriage or would it lead to certain divorce?