Monday, June 1, 2009

Let the countdown begin

We closed on our home today!

We are real home owners now. We are saying goodbye to apartment living. Goodbye to sharing walls and floors, and ceilings with people. Goodbye to too little space and too many restrictions.

With the joy of closing, comes the not so joyful start of packing.

Keith and I have spent the last two days cleaning appliances, carpets, and blinds. We seriously better get our deposit back.

(And why do you have to pay an extra deposit for having a pet, but not a two year old. I bet the neighbor's tabby cat never colors on the wall with marker. And I doubt that basset make dents in the hall wall with a golf club.)

I'm sitting here tonight surround by bare walls, empty bookcases, and stacks of boxes.

The next time I open these boxes will be when we're finally home.


  1. Congrats on being first time home owners. Even though we havn't got together in a long time. I'm sad to see you go. At the same time I am happy for you to be doing what you want to do.
    Congrats again!

  2. I'm sad that you are leaving after we finally reconnected. But I'm so happy for you it outranks any sadness. And I'll hopefully see you in about a year for my wedding!

  3. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. You have no idea how much that helped me. And the story about your son licking the store window had both me AND my husband (I had to read it to him, I was giggling so hard) laughing out loud. Thank you, thank you, thank you.