Monday, May 21, 2007

I did it!

I made an offer last Friday

The Seller came back with a counter offer

I countered back

He accepted!!

I was roused from an afternoon nap on Saturday to these wonderful words:

You just bought yourself a condo!

I almost screamed!!

I landed myself a 2 Br 1.75 bath 966 sq ft place only 2 miles from where I currently live.

I gots me a new home!

This is going to be a new experience considering I HAVE to live in it for a least a few years!

New experience because I've moved every year for the past 4 years.

Now the scary part...

Getting all the other stuff done!

Home inspection, mortgage application, condo insurance . . .

Then. . . dun dun DUUUNNN


From what I've heard from everyone it's the most stressful part.

Closing is scheduled for about 2 weeks from now!!

Then I will take possession and start the remodeling : )

Yes, remodeling.

New floors!

Say goodbye to ugly vinyl, and maybe ugly carpet.

Hello to tile (ceramic or porcelain?!) and maybe some hardwood...


New appliances...

And maybe, just maybe, if they let me...

Knocking out a half wall!!

Demolition. Hell yeah.

New fixtures!

New curtains!

New furni? New TV?

You bet!!

(But Not Yet.)

I will now be a regular at places like Lowe's, Home Depot, Menard's, The Tile Store etcetc

Drooling over the merchandise.

Taking pictures to do price comparisons...

(I'm a total nerd about shopping around)

I've managed to triple my debt in one fell swoop.

Now I REALLY need my job.

The boss is thrilled.

Sure, now go out and buy something on credit...

Cuz now, someone's going to own my ass.

Yep, now I NEED my job more than ever.

Hey, you gotta pay the mortgage.


Christopher said...


Congrats! I was wondering why we haven't heard from you in a little while... but I guess that's a pretty good reason.

Having never owned, or even tried to own, a home, I can't wait to learn more about the process and hear about your experiences...

I wish you the best in the remodeling as well! Home Depot can really be a fun place if you have a credit card ;)

Spicy Little Pi said...

My home-inspection is tomorrow - I'm going to take so many damn pictures!

And measure.


I need to start planning...

My transformation into a home-improvement junkie has begun!