The house buying process has taught me a lot of things. Seeing as this is our first house, we expected a lot of red tape and back and forth from the seller and the realtor. We’ve not really had any issues. We paid for a home inspection, which turned up a few minor things—missing furnace filter, one loose electoral outlet, and a stubborn showerhead that refuses to behave itself—and the seller has agreed to fix everything on his own dime, even though the issues were not necessarily that urgent. The seller has also agreed to give us a key a few weeks prior to closing so we can start moving a few things.
We’ve yet to meet the man and his wife, but they have made quite the impression with their willingness to work with two new, nervous home buyers.
Closing should be within the next few weeks, and I could not be more excited. Looking at all of the pictures teddyradiator has posted of her home updates has me anxious to turn this house into a true reflection of who we are. We like color and bright things, and are ready to crack open the paint cans and get our hands dirty. We’ve already got big plans for the third bedroom, which will include floor to ceiling shelf units for books and other trinkets.
My mom and dad have been there every step of this process, and we couldn’t thank them enough. They’ve been around this block several times, and know what they’re doing. Dad has agreed to help me make a farmhouse table for my kitchen, as well as a few other furniture pieces for our new living room. Shanty-2-chic.com has several downloadable, FREE plans for affordable and easy to assemble pieces. Seriously, if you need something to do on your weekend, the women that run this site will keep you busy, and usually under a few hundred dollars.
I opened up a Word document for the first time in two months, and I struggled more than I’d like to admit. I have two stories that desperately need finishing, and I have a feeling I’m going to have to work for every word until I get back into a normal writing routine. The next chapter of Silhouette is slowing taking shape, but who knows how it’ll turn out. To be honest, I miss the feeling of completing and posting chapters, and fandom in general. It’s all a process, I suppose, and one I can’t rush even though I’d like to do just that.
Life is good at the moment, and good things are happening. Now if only The Game of Thrones show would stick to the books…