It pays off in the end

People tell me that all the time. Usually when I am complaining about why something isn't happening as fast as I want it to. I am a seriously impatient person. When I decide I want something it has to be right then. No amount of telling me to relax, be patient, good things come to those who wait, mattered. I just don't get the whole delayed gratification thing.

I've been trying to buy a house since my first divorce 5 years ago. We lived in a house his grandparents owned. A cute little brick ranch in a neighborhood of brick ranches, walking distance to the girls elementary school (I'm really trying to remember to call it this inside of grade school like it was when I was that age)

Its been one thing after another. Had I known I was going to spend my life alone, I probably would have done a few things differently in college. Like choice a career path that equaled money instead of something I enjoyed. But that's a story for another day.

On Friday, at 2:00 I will be signing my name 200 million times and getting the keys to my first house. I really didn't think I would ever get to this point.

So I guess I am trying to make the announcement that I will officially be in debt the rest of my life....but NEVER have to move again unless I'm moving to a nursing home into a confession. Ok here is a confession...I wanted to punch a lot  of people during this crazy process. Most recently the appraiser who screwed me over twice. I somehow refrained and my reward is a set of shiny keys to my very own bachelorette pad.


Vodka and Soda

7 comments

  1. Congratulations! That is so exciting! I feel like I am NEVER going to own my own house. Mostly I'm okay with that because I'd rather travel. But it would be nice to have a place that's all mine and that I can do whatever I want to.

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    1. I've thought that too. Its my 38th birthday present to myself. After 2 divorces and a live in relationship that left me looking for places to live quickly, I'm just glad I never have to move and no one can tell me what to do with it. The other stuff....like repairs terrifies me.

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  2. Congrats on your new home! We just purchased our first home about a month ago and the process wasn't easy. I, too, found myself wanting to punch people in the throat but had to refrain.

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  3. Congratulations! What Karen said; I feel like I'm never going to own a home.

    "Hi Mr. Loan Officer. Will you accept 47 cents and this Cheeto that I found under my couch cushion as a down payment?"

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