Thursday, October 13, 2005

Almost done . . .

The sellers made their final offer and we accepted, all hail the power of capitalism! We sign the final contract tonight and close in December, people, WE ARE GONNA BE HOMEOWNERS.

I was nebulous about the possibilities we saw when I posted earlier this week because I didn't want to tip the ole hand. Or jinx anything. But everything is looking up, and we just might be done with all this brouhaha! We were surprised that anything turned up that early - yay for having weekends free again! Thank the Maker!

Yesterday I was in a worry coma, thinking about how we just signed away more money than we make in many years of work and how many things could go wrong. I'm starting to think like my husband - YE GODS, SAVE ME FROM SUCH A FATE. Still, after much encouragement from my parents, his parents, and a couple of good friends, I realized people are this stupid all the time and they turn out FINE, so who am I to think I'll be specially favored with disaster?

The property is a townhouse not far from our current place (yay, easy moves!) and it's about double the size of our already decently-sized apartment. It's got a mostly-finished basement, two master bedrooms with baths upstairs. The bedrooms are the entire width of the unit, which isn't palatial, but it's big enough for a bed, dressers, and even a cozy reading nook. HUZZAH for the coveted bedroom reading nook! It's the most recent build we saw in our price range, and the neighborhood is a walk to a library and a grocery store, with a fabulous mall with antiques and food (though not antique food, thank goodness) five minutes away. This. will. rock.

And I'm already planning the paint colors. K made the mistake of saying we should watch the occasional HGTV show to get ideas. What was he thinking? As B from work said, "HE WASN'T." Give me the occasional show and I'll take the whole season. The nesting instinct will rise again! woooooooo!

7 comments:

Jen said...

Congrats!! Having your own home is delightful. Sure, there is an occasional headache. But overall nothing is sweeter than home. Enjoy!

Mair said...

Woah - how totally crazy! I'm so excited for you guys!! Though, that's two of my friends IN ONE DAY who've annouced to me that they've purchased a home. I'm really behind the curve on this one...

guacemily said...

Hooray!! I'm so happy for you guys!

kokanut said...

Erica,

1. you are cute (in your picture and writing)

2. yay for your new pad!

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lvs said...

Wow. So many congratulations.

Don Quixote said...

Wow! Congratulations! Now you and K will know the way to every hardware store within a 10-minute drive. That's what home ownership gives you!