9:32 PM

So It's Eight Days Later...

And we bought a place. It's a conditional offer, they accepted it tonight. Should be official by Monday. Should be official by Monday?

I am dying. Dying!

I am so excited, I am calm. I feel jittery and quiet and it's terrifying to spend that much money and it's thrilling to see your dollars finally turning into equity.

And the place is lovely and dreamy and central. It's a loft and it's spacious -- two good sized bedrooms, two great bathrooms, and a big living room. Beautiful kitchen, upgrades galore, gym, billiards room, all that good stuff. You know what sold me, though? The built-in bookcases. There is even a ladder. I will be living in a lovely library. And the washer and dryer are super capacity. And there are sensor lights! And the closets all have built in shelving and drawer systems. It's crazy. And it will be all ours on March 23.

I called my sister right after we signed the papers. She was exuberant. I was serene. I just can't get my head around it.

It's not that it happened so fast -- we've been saving our asses off since moving to Toronto so we'd have a good chunk of down payment. It's that once we had the dollars in place, we got straight to business. It just feels like it happened so quickly. And it doesn't feel real. It's kind of unbelievable.

But I know it's not, really. People everywhere do this every single day. It's just... we haven't done it before and if you'd told either of us a year and a half ago, when we were in Halifax, that we'd be buying something like this in only eighteen months, we never, ever would have believed you. Moving to this city has really made everything kick ass -- it may be the dastardly centre of the universe to my east coast self, but to my future homeowner parts, it's a freaking dream.

Goddamn. I guess the countdown begins here.

(ETA: I removed the pictures for now. I guess I should wait 'til Monday when it's all official. Also please note that it's 6:30 on Friday morning, I totally woke up at 6 with all the excitement and haven't been able to get back to sleep. Losah!)

11 comments:

Will Powers said...

Congratulations!

Irene said...

I felt the exact same way -- excite that we finally got a new place, and horrified at the amount of money that was leaving our bank account. Sounds heavenly though. Congrats!

doctor T said...

Whee! Looks gorgeous. Yay Foxy!

Nessa24 said...

Congrats! Sounds like a fabulous place.

scs said...

Way to go! That's fantastic news.

Pam said...

Damn! I missed the pics! Sounds lovely. Congrats to you and the boy!

Fitchick said...

Dude. We need those pics stat. I hate anticipation. Congrats. K

djGabi said...

That is so exciting!!! I saw the pics and they were gorgeous!!!
I envy the built-in bookshelves.
Congratulations!!!

Chelle said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures of the new place!

JL said...

I need pics!!! Congrats, J and D!

Kudra said...

so, did you get it?