Keeping Things Interesting

With a little more than a month to go before the baby, The Civee and I decided we didn’t want life getting too boring.

So we bought a house.

It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while.  We had been looking (not too seriously) for the past year and a half or so, but around January decided if we were going to make a move, it would be better to do so before the arrival.

For the past month, we’ve been embroiled in bidding and negotiating over the house,  and praying for the snow on the roof to melt so the inspector could make sure there weren’t any gigantic holes or leaks.  And it all came down to yesterday- the closing date.  I’ve heard the horror stories from others- the feeling that you’ll be paying forever for a house, having to sign your name hundreds of times and the general nervousness about the whole situation.

But it wasn’t that bad.  Sure, my hand still hurts from signing my name so many times.  And I don’t even remember half of the things I signed.  The worst part was trying to keep up with all the different conversations that were going on between the other people in the room as we were trying to sign the papers.  But I had The Civee with me.  And at the end, we got a set of keys to a house that we can call our home.

For the past ten years, I’ve lived in apartments where the walls had to stay white.  Before that, for most of my life, I’ve lived in homes attached to other structures.  Well, our house is free-standing.  And we can paint the walls whatever color we want.  It’s an older house, and I can’t stand in the basement, but I don’t care about any of that.

So for the next few weeks, we’re going to be painting and moving.  I should have time to write about 24 and Lost and whatever other nonsense I usually write about.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to get everything done before the arrival of  ….   I can’t say her name yet.  But you’ll find out soon enough.

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2 thoughts on “Keeping Things Interesting

  1. Wow! Congrats! Welcome to the wonderful world of home ownership. It’s fun but can really kick your ass. Just remember it doesn’t all have to get done right away.

    Throw up some paint, buy a few pieces of furniture and that’s all you need. Especially with baby coming, just mind the majors and you have a long while to deal with the rest.

    While I like having a yard, I hate having a yard. Mowing and lawn care really isn’t my bag so it has suffered the 6 years we’ve been in our house.

    But there’s nothing better than knowing you can do whatever you want, when you want with a house. We stayed 1.5 years in an apartment and that was enough. You picked a good time to buy too! A lot of my friends seem to be buying now and I’m kinda jealous…y’all gettin houses twice as big as mine and paying the same price!

    Woowee…baby AND a house all at once. That’s what I can becoming an adult all at once! 😉 Have fun!

  2. Well, I’ve been a homeowner for what, five days, and it’s already kicking my ass! But it’s worth it….and I haven’t even done anything outside yet.

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