Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Excuse me while I freak out a bit

Hey there. How’s it going? Good? Glad to hear it.

And me? You’re wondering how I’m doing? Nice of you to ask. Pretty well, actually. I went a little insane last week (you know how that is), but things are much better this week.

Why? Well, aren’t you sweet… It happened because we went and bought a house.

Yup, a house. A three-bedroom structure with a kitchen, more than one bathroom and even a big ol’ yard for the Pretend Husband to sharpen his mowing skills on. And the bonus is the full-sized stove.

Don’t go running into your kitchen, eye your stove and say something like, “Why can’t you be a full-sized stove?” Because it already is. See, we’ve been living in a teeny, tiny cottage for the past year and such small places need small appliances. We probably lucked out that it has a real refrigerator instead one of those mini-fridges you see in dorm rooms. But our humble (very humble!) abode does have an apartment-sized stove, which means the burners are all really close together and the oven fits one very small cookie sheet at a time.

So our home inspector thought we were crazy when both the PH and I ran to the stove and lovingly caressed it while talking about everything we’re going to be able to bake now. (A pie! A casserole! A 20-pound turkey! No, a 30-pounder! Forget that, a 40-pound turkey!) See? He knew we were crazy even without witnessing my oh-my-god-what-did-we-do?-we’re-in-such-debt-what-were-we-thinking?!? episode a few days before. Luckily, the PH works with people like me all the time and was able to smooth things over. (Here is probably where I should mention that he’s an attorney and not a mental hospital administrator or anything…)

Anyway, the house. It’s great! It’s beautiful! (well, except for the wallpaper and the mauve carpet and the upstairs carpeting and the wood paneling in the bathroom. But it will be beautiful when we’re through with it). It’s much bigger than where we’re living now! It has a soon-to-be-fenced-in yard for Molly! And, most importantly, it’s ours!

And that’s what has been happening with us. If you need me, I’ll be in the corner wondering how to pay the mortgage.


sj said...


i was waiting before i posted because i thought you'd want to share this news. it is a really, really lovely house, and in fact, it looks like the house in the mastercard "win a home for the holidays" promotion -- without the cartoony face and all.

can't wait for the housewarming!

Anonymous said...

Yipee!! Congrats!! Welcome to the wonderful world of forever debt......aka...being a homeowner.
I assume we will see you at Tag Sales this spring shopping for slightly used house goods.

Molly said...

Congratulations! But really, you don't need to build a fence just for little ole me! (I'm not dumb, I know it is for the dog, sometimes I just think I am funny and like to amuse myself)

stac said...

Congrats and welcome to the world of home-ownership! Can't wait to hear all about it.