For those of you not following my multi-platform incoherent rambling, I have been working toward buying a home ever since I got my latest promotion. For the last few months I've been saving up, looking at places, obsessing over the real estate market...my Twitter followers have seen a lot of rants about parquet floors, is all I'm saying. I wasn't actually planning to get serious about buying anything until late March or April so that my mortgage payments wouldn't overlap with the lease I am stuck in until the end of May, but...
I have been working with a realtor who, although somewhat obnoxious as a human being has been really helpful introducing me to first-time buyer programs that have helped me qualify for financing despite my relative lack of down payment, and she's been really insistent about trying to get me to buy sooner. Every now and then, she sends a listing of an apartment that actually looks worth considering just because my price range is really low for this city and when something nice pops up, it is kind of risky to pass on it. Anyway, one such place presented itself recently, and I decided to go look at it on Sunday just in case.
I really liked it (it's not perfect, but there's nothing wrong with it that can't be immediately and cheaply fixed, and that's a godsend for something in my budget) and the weather was gorgeous on Sunday, so I decided to stroll the neighborhood to get a sense of it. The location is a dream. Anyway, my last reservation, which was the bad timing, got cleared up because the owner wanted to rent back until the end of April, so even though we will close sooner than I'd hoped, he'll be covering my first mortgage payment and I won't have any overlap.
So I decided, what the Hell, right? I qualified for financing, though I will need to borrow from a relative to add to my down payment a bit (I desperately did not want to have to ask anyone for money, but oh well) and there was another offer in, so I figured, if I get it, I get it, if not, it wasn't meant to be and I've still got time. Welllll...I guess it WAS meant to be, because he accepted my offer, and in just a few weeks I will be a homeowner????? THIS IS SO CRAZY TO ME BUT SO AMAZING.
I am so excited about it, you guys. At this time a year ago, I was still a grad student working two part-time jobs that paid peanuts, I never could have imagined I would be buying a home. And yet, look. The closing on this place is going to happen by mid-March, before the year anniversary of coming to my current workplace (March 26) and only 8 months after I got the promotion that has made this possible. WHHAAATTT?? But seriously, I can't stop thinking about it--paint colors, little changes I'm going to make, which wall I'll have my mom paint a mural on. I don't move for months and yet here I am at work agonizing over whether sliding mirror closet doors will work in my (MINE, THAT I WILL OWN) space. *falls over* It's ridiculous.
My neighborhood is so hip and stylish too, you guys. The living room in the apartment is a bit narrow, but I'm hoping against hope I'll be able to fit a fold out couch and host ALL the visiting fanfriends. As long as said friend is okay with DOGS because did I mention my building is pet friendly and I AM GOING TO GET A DOG???????? A DOG!!!!
Anyway, this week has been otherwise pretty hectic and terrible and it keeps dragging me away from all the porn I want to write, but who can be upset when I AM GOING TO OWN A CUTE LITTLE APARTMENT IN 3 WEEKS?
I'm sorry this entry is so unabashedly LOOK AT ME I DID A THING. Here, have some fic I wrote for super_disney:
Title: Draw Three Figures on Your Heart
Characters/Pairings: Sam, Dean, OFC, John
Rating: PG-13 for some language and off-screen violence (including references to child abuse)
Word Count: 5,467
Summary: Once upon a time, Sam Winchester was an only child.
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