This whole house-buying thing has totally taken over my life. I had no idea that there was so much paperwork. I mean, I expected a lot, but we spent 3 hours going over it yesterday and another hour today, and I know there's more yet to come.
The good news is that we put a bid in on the house we liked yesterday, and the seller accepted it! The bad news is that we won't be closing until mid-June, which means I have a couple more months in this apartment, and we'll be moving in some pretty serious heat. But I'm focusing on the positive. We're finally getting a house! Hurray!
Things are actually going very well for us in general, which is a strange feeling. I'm a pessimist by nature (I prefer realist, and my friend Solomon backs me up on this, but Chris says pessimist), and I expect the worst out of almost every situation. When things go this well, I really start to worry -- but I'm trying to actually enjoy this. Buying a house is a very large and exciting step in life, and one that makes me feel like more of a responsible grown-up. I'll be 26 by the time the house closes, and I know a lot of people don't buy until they're 30+, so I feel like I'm a little ahead of the game on this one.
Of course, you might be as bored of hearing about my house buying adventures as I am of signing paperwork, so I'll try not get too caught up in it. I got some nice work done on Locked Away Tuesday night, and I made a cute little pendant to wear to dinner tonight, so I'll try to get some photos and bead chatter up here tomorrow and Saturday.