We’ve been renting for about six years now in the same house after we lost our home and had to file bankruptcy back in 2009 due to by husband’s job loss. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. It took me about 3 years to even hang family pictures in the living room. I couldn’t bring myself to call the house mine. But one day I did hang photos and some new decorative items in the kitchen and an amazing thing happened. I felt better. I think my husband felt better. I haven’t done it well over the past three years but I’m trying to make this house our home – slowly but surely. And, wasn’t I a happy renter when the heating unit went out and it wasn’t my paycheck buying a whole new unit and paying to have it installed? Renting does have its perks.