At least, I think that’s the idea here:
Let’s see. We’ve got a high maintenance dog, parental health issues, one career that demands continual 10-11 hour days and another that’s just barely scraping by, plus four years of college tuition glaring from the horizon like the Eye of Mordor. I wonder what we could do to ratchet up the stress level? Hmmm. . . .
I know! What if we build a big honkin’ new house and try to sell the old one, tapping into the funds that might otherwise ensure that we have a long and secure retirement? Yeah, that’s the ticket!
Might as well trade in the car, while we’re at it.