Well technically we put the offer on the house about three weeks ago, but since then it has been one hell of a rollercoaster in these parts. I’ve waffled between pinning like a madwoman out of excitement to dry heaving over the thought of our savings essentially evaporating on closing day. Basically, I’ve learned that I’m not exactly “good” with change.
Flash back a few weeks ago, Oct. 19 to be exact. John and I agreed to go take a look at a place with our realtor, but only after we talked at length about how we were going to wait until after the holidays to get serious about putting an offer on a house, we wanted more time, loved the flexibility of being renters, etc.
Driving through the neighborhood on a pretty fall Saturday, my main thought was when I could eat lunch because I was starving. Then we pulled up to a cute white brick ranch with black shutters and I got excited. John blurted out “We want this house” two seconds into the home. Well, at least one of us is good with change.
I didn’t sleep that weekend after we put in the offer. We were on LITERAL PINS AND NEEDLES PEOPLE. Lots of phone calls, lots of sweating (me), lots of swearing (John), lots of drinking to cope (both) and then we finally got the good news late Sunday evening—a little over 24 hours after we put in the initial offer. Little did I know that was just the beginning. I won’t bore you with details, but suffice it to say it has been a stressful few weeks in our household. And I won’t even get into picking out paint colors.
So…now it is real. We are closing in December and probably moving in after Christmas after we get some work done to the house. I still feel a little bit like throwing up, but like the kind of throwing up you do when you’re really excited…? Is that a thing? Here’s a pic:
A cute little spot to call home for a bit.
And you know what a house means?
A CORGI PUPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can’t freaking wait. Please forgive me if this blog turns into a crappy PowerPoint layout of rooms/paint colors/light fixtures….but I promise I’ll still put in some fun gifs every once in awhile.