that saying also applies to good things, thank goodness. in about two months i'll be married, have a new-ish last name (i'm still trying to decide if i'll hyphenate or not!), and guess what? i'll also be a homeowner. well, mostly a homeowner. my amazing in-laws are helping us buy our very first home! we've been talking about it with them for a while now, but had decided last week that we should really just focus on the wedding stuff, and look at houses after that was all over. then, we all (independent of each other) saw this house come on the market that we thought looked great. one thing led to another, we saw the house, fell more in love with it, made and offer, and TA-DAAH! as it stands right now we move in the monday after the wedding. isn't that crazy?
it's a great house, just big enough for the four of us, with both a sitting room and a living room, a nice big backyard, a deck, a garage with a shop built into it, and this weird "storage" room off the master bedroom that is so becoming my little craft cave. it was a great price, we discovered that we actually know the owners, and our experience with the realtors and inspectors and all that has been good.
to be honest, my brain is going a thousand different ways at once. i wonder how we're going to take down the wallpaper in the kid's rooms (it's kind of dated and too young for the kids), what i'm going to paint the bedroom, how much it will cost us to buy a refurbished or used washer/drier set, what will come with us and what we'll get rid of, what other sorts of things i should put on the bridal registry that we'll need a new place, etc. i literally couldn't sleep last night i was so excited. i've been in rentals now for 14 years; being able to make a place really, truly my own is just totally fucking thrilling. it's blowing my mind!
and here, my dears, is our lovely new place,