Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Tomorrow we settle on our house! It is one of the most exciting and scary things I've ever done. Josh and I are both very ready though. We have both lived on our own in less-than-ideal situations and now are just so happy to have a place of our own. There is so much that we're looking forward to.First of all, ownership in itself is huge. There is simply that much more freedom to make the place our own that you can't get when you rent an apartment. We're also really happy to have the freedom to live life on our own schedules. Currently we spend a lot of time visitng- we have to visit with each other, our parents, roommates. Having a house that is our own kind of gives us the chance to make our own schedules even if that means doing nothing. It's not that we don't want to visit with people, but when all of your time is spent visiting it's hard to ever get that relaxed feeling of just being "at home."I personally am very happy to have a fresh, fairly new (as houses go) space to inhabit. My parents' house is fine, don't get me wrong. But the house we bought was built in 1999 and almost everything is still fresh and bright and pretty looking. It's updated enough that we don't have many changes to make yet it's neutral enough that we have options to do whatever we want.Our concerns are naturally money, repairs that we'll be responsible for, and things like that. But the fact that we got this house with the contract we wrote convinced both of us that it's just plain meant to be. Every part of this home-buying experience has gone so well. We both have a lot of faith that everything is working out (and will work out) exactly how it's supposed to.