Tuesday, March 6, 2012

We are Homeowners!

As of a couple of hours ago it is official:  Matt and I are homeowners.  Hip, hip, hooray!

And now I have to try to be a librarian for the next 8 hours....sitting in my office trying not to burst at the seams and start cartwheeling around the circulation desk.  (Though, technically, the main level of the library is not the quiet study floor so maybe I could get away with it.....)

I've decided that there should be a Homebuyer's Holiday.  The day you close on the house should be a holiday from work.  I just want to plan and dream and get to work making our house into our home.   I don't want to think about books, aside from where I want to put my bookshelves!  Oh well, I shall just have to try.

We are both just supremely excited for this next phase in our lives together. 

Also, for the next three months my blog will probably be all about the new house and the giant new gardening space....consider yourself warned!

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  1. Awesome! Congratulations in a big BIG way. I hear you about cartwheels in the hall. That about explains it. :)

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    1. I did one in the living room last night. : )

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! That is uber exciting and I look forward to the house and garden themed blog posting. I also look forward to seeing more pictures of said home that is now owned by you two fabulous people.

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  3. Congratulations! I understand how excited you are. It's a great feeling. I won't mind hearing all about your house and garden.

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  4. How exciting! Hope you really enjoy making it your home. Looking forward to seeing more photos :-)

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  5. Wooohooooooo!!! So looking forward to discovering more!

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  6. How exciting to have your own home. You will have a great time adding your own colors and decore in your own style. Congratulations for getting through all the paperwork and the many fees involved with buying a house. It looks like there is plenty of space for a garden, which I'm sure was a requirement for you!

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    1. So much paperwork! Good heavens! But, now we can get down to the fun part!

      And wait until you see the back yard! Its delightfully huge.

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  7. YAY!!! Many congratulations to you both! What an exciting day. It looks like a wonderful home - can't wait to see more!
    -Jaime

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  8. WOWO!!!! Congratulations! It's such a rush, I agree! Love your idea of the holiday. I could have used about a month :) because my mind was bursting too. I recall many late night trips to Walmart (ugh) just to scratch an idea itch.

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    1. We stayed up way too late last night planning and dreaming. I can see the late nights happening a few more times at the very least. :)

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  9. Thanks to each and every one of you for sharing in our excitement! We are so happy. I'll be posting some photos of the inside and garden space soon! Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Congratulations! I have never in my life seen interest rates this low, not to mention prices. You'd be remiss not to buy in this market!

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    1. Yes, it is really, really a great time to buy. When we were signing our closing papers the lending agent actually read our tiny interest rate in a real sing-song voice. Followed by "Which is awesome," in an equally sing-song voice. And it really, really IS awesome.

      We are so happy. Thanks for sharing in our joy!

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  11. THATS SUPER AWESOME!!!! I 'm so happy for you both! LET THE GARDENING BEGIN!

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    1. Thanks, Becky!

      I think it is sort of killing Matt that we have to paint and clean carpets before we can move in belongings. He doesn't want to paint he wants to explore the garden space and figure out the ditch pump and start the seedling nursery, etc, etc. But, all in good time.

      I am really glad we found the right house so early in the year.

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  12. Congratulations on your new home! Nothing like it in the whole world! Best wishes on years of happiness decorating and gardening!

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    1. Thanks, Lottie. We are really, really looking forward to the challenge.

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  13. Congrats on the new home! I can't wait to see updates/photos :) We're trying to get the hubby through college before we start seriously looking. But 1 bedroom apartment living is sometimes hard lol

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