So my wife just bought another house
Which is cool. She saved the money and this morning she went out and bought it. It has gorgeous woodwork, a nice location (close to our bookstore), and room enough for the boys, whom I expect will live there within 6 months. We'll close in 2 weeks, the boys will stay there until they finish college or longer (and yes, they'll work and pay the bills themselves), then we'll either rent it out (less likely) or sell it (more likely).
And since the guy she bought it from is a contractor, she got the plans he was going to use to renovate the place before circumstances forced him to sell it and is hiring him to fix it up.
A good woman, mine is.