Saturday, September 30, 2006

We got it!!!

Someone else offered $15, I panicked, we talked and talked and talked, I caved, and we got the house.

We.bought.a.house. Holy shit.

Granted, it's pending a satisfactory home inspection and finalizing the financing. And then I'll really panic.and get excited.and panic.and jump up and down in joy.and hyperventilate. I hear this behavior is completely normal.

Thanks for all the love, vibes, reiki, etc. Knitters and muggles rule! Being able to write about this and getting supportive comments has certainly helped the anxiety. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone.

Now I'll ask your permission to slack on knitting while I scrub every corner, strip wallpaper, rip up carpets, sand floors, apply polyurethane, paint, and panic.

For the next week, I'll be dealing with home inspectors, financial people, work, mothering, wife-ing, and job hunting. Yeah, I really need a raise. It's time. Anything else I should be doing? Good lord!

As for the knitting, I need to block my vest, and then I'll take advice from Cate -- cast on some Socks for Sanity.

22 comments:

mamacate said...

WOWZA! May I be the first to congratulate you!

So exciting...now you too can join the ranks of the serial renovators. Rock on. My only problem is that it's not in Northampton...

Kat said...

Woo hoo! That's awesome. Welcome to the wild wonderful world of home ownership. It's a fun trip.

Roro said...

Congratulations!!!! So exciting. Hope the inspection and financing make it a go - can't wait to see all the reno pictures! You'll take before and after shots, won't you? I'm going to be without cable for a few months and need my home improvement fix! No pressure.

Danielle said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where do I sign up to help? :)

Francesca said...

Congratulations! And good luck with everything. Buying a house is exciting and also exhausting. Ever heard of "zabaglione"? If we were in Italy, I'd send you a bottle. :)

Emily said...

FAntastic!!!! I am so happy for you!

The Purloined Letter said...

Congrats! You have an exciting path ahead of you!

Thorny said...

Congratulations!! What awesome news!!

I'm so happy for you guys!

maryse said...

congratulations!!!!

what an exciting time for you!!!

it'll be loads of work, but so satisfying.

i wish you lots of strength and a good home inspection/financing outcome.

Alison said...

Hooray!

Kathy said...

That's great news...congratulations! Well worth $15, I bet!

CarryFairie said...

Woo-freakin'-hoo!!! I second the before and after pics!!!

But you'll still have time to blog every day, right??? ;) I don't have cable right now either...

Cheryl said...

Congratulations! that's incredibly exciting!

Stacy said...

Yay! That's great news! I want to know where this house is and what it looks like!

Laura said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures and read about tiles and paint colors.

Rhonda said...

Woohoo, horray for u guys! Of course the stress isn't over yet. Inspection & financing seems to take FOREVER. Oh ya, been there & done that 4 times now. Doesn't go any faster ... the waiting that is. But oh how happy you'll be to be working on YOUR OWN place. It'll be worth it.

BTW, is it up by where you live now? Nearer to Boston? Or near me? Oh boy, how exciting - your own backyard!!

Julie said...

Did you get closing costs and a water heater for your $15? Just wonderin'.

But congrats! And yes, what you're feeling is completely normal. I know this because I have friends who just bought an apartment this summer after looking for one for a YEAR. Real estate inspires craziness.

The Whole Self said...

happy happy for you guys.

also, if you need a break from the craziness, and need some debriefing time- i'm all about another teenage get-together soon. you call the shots...my days are wide open.

xo

Sneaksleep said...

Woo hoo!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! Nothing in the world like home ownership. Very very exciting. I'm looking forward to reading all about your rennovation efforts--should be just as fun as reading about your knitting!

Beth S. said...

You got it? You really got it?...

Congrats! :-) :-) :-)

Suzanne said...

Fan-fucking-tastic! (I can't believe I didn't already comment.)

Local Egg said...

mazel tov!!! That's so wonderful!

I loooove to paint and rip out drywall, so let me know if I can help!