Tuesday, December 02, 2003  

Almost Homeowners

Well.......if all goes accordingly to plan, 24 hours from now Andrew and I will be homeowners!


Our closing is scheduled for 11:00 tomorrow morning. Unfortunately the sellers aren't able to move until Dec 19th so it's still a few more weeks until we can actually move in. Part of me is dying to get in the house now(!) but another part thinks about packing up the apartment and unpacking and all the things I want to do with the new house and then I start feeling tired and a little bit grateful that we have two more weeks to get ready for the move.

Yesterday afternoon we went over to the house for the final walk-through. Everything looked great and we got to meet the sellers for the first time. They're an older couple who had built the house in 1970....they were so sweet it made us feel extra good about the house, like maybe it has good karma. And I think they were happy that we're a nice young couple buying our first home. The man was showing Andrew the tool shed in the backyard and the women was telling me about the neighbors on the street and it was just a warm and fuzzy experience for everyone.

It was so weird though..walking around the rooms and thinking "This is going to be our hallway.....I'm going to change out that light fixture....here's our future kitchen." It felt so surreal. I wonder how long it takes for that feeling of wonder to go away and you just think "Oh, the house is such a mess. I need to do laundry, the floor needs cleaning, etc." The drudgery of real life.

Right now though it all seems like fantasy and I'll enjoy it while I can.

| posted by Mary | 12/02/2003 03:06:00 PM
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