In other news, I closed on my first house today. Very cool!
Congratulations! My wife and I just closed on our first house a month ago. I hope the move in goes smoothly.
Congratulations to you too! It’s been a while since my wife and I bought our first home, but I still remember the day, the feeling and the fun of moving in.
I also remember a lot of lost weekends fixing the damn thing up, but it was fun, and good therapy for someone spending too much time at a computer keyboard during the work week. It was also worth it when we were able to “upgrade” in @ 7 years and sell it for a nice chunk of change.
Good luck, have fun, don’t work too hard on it.
Congrats. It’s a great feeling, ain’t it.
Hear that gurgling sound? That’s the toilets backing up.
Congrats, house owner/plumber.
clank clank poof….
oh that’s the heating system!
Congratulations–and best wishes. No more listening to the tenants above you stomping around in the morning hours!
I’ve been a homeowner for 33 years, and I have never regretted it. So, Congratulations, and enjoy your castle!
A new Homoaner.
Congratulations! I hope that home ownership proves to be a thoroughly positive experience for you.
Very, very good! I hope you have a cozy, happy winter in your new house. After all of the cool stuff I have read on this blog, and the countless times it has made me and my friends laugh, you sure deserve some return on all the good things. Just remember to caulk the floor/wall/door frames so you dont get an insect invasion.
Thanks for all the good wishes. Buying a house is both exciting and intimidating at the same time.
Actually, John, my obnoxious upstairs neighbors in my current apartment were one of the things prompting me to get off my behind and think seriously about buying a house in the first place!
Hey congrats, JR. We’re on our third house, and hoping we’ll be able to enjoy it for a while. We were married about 30 years before we were able to build our dream house. It was our project for about 4 years, finding the lot, drawing plan after plan, working with the architect, then a year of actual building. Here’s a link to a video blog tour I’m making of it. Best to scroll to the end and start with the first entry.
And the only thing harder than the frustrations and hassles of buying a house is trying to *sell* one and *buy* another, twice the aggravation!
(I think the only other time you deal with so many people trying to get your money at one time is when you do a wedding!)
(I think the only other time you deal with so many people trying to get your money at one time is when you do a wedding!)”
It would seem that you’ve never been through a divorce.
Congrats. I just finihsed hand building my first house in July. Its a great feeling.
The site is currently under maintenance and will be back shortly. New comments have been disabled during this time, please check back soon.
Consider this profile of NPR reporter Diane Rehm, in which she relates the harrowing story of…
Today I have a charming little bagatelle for your consideration. It was composed by Alfreds…
From the current issue of The New York Times Magazine:
One of the most vivid arithmetic…
That title is somewhat facetious, of course, but I do think the multiverse is far more…
There’s plenty of science and religion stuff out there, but I think talking about anything else…