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


  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.

    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 repairs terrifies me.

  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.

  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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