Designing a new basement layout

Since we need to demolish it anyway, we try to re-imagine the basement layout as well, and how it might evolve over our lifetime. We’ll have to plan all of the plumbing, HVAC, and electrical to account for a re-positioned laundry room, an additional bedroom, and possibly adding laundry on the main level when we become elderly.

We can’t afford to replace our car.

Our car develops enough mechanical problems that it becomes cost-prohibitive to keep. We decide to sell it. The ongoing cost of house repairs means that we won’t be able to replace this vehicle, so we reluctantly become a single-car family.