Today actually, while you’re reading this, Ant and I are off signing
a massive pile of paperwork to buy our first house!
If you follow me on twitter (@SugarTartCrafts) you might have had an inkling that we started house hunting back in at the beginning of December. What we went through couldn’t be called much of a hunt though since we ended up viewing a whopping 3 houses. It was more like a “No, No, Yes! This is the one I want! Make the owner sell it to me know!” The DC housing market is pretty rough (and expensive!!) so when you find something that is within your budget, in a great neighborhood, amazing school system, and doesn’t add any time to Ant’s already ridiculous commute, you snatch it up faster than a seagull with a french fry. Especially when it has space for a designated sewing room!!! (I won’t even try to lie. You know that’s my favorite part.)
We’ve got tons of painting, cleaning, and decorating ahead of us now; along with a bit of remodeling in the kitchens and bathrooms, but we aren’t in any rush. Ant and I have completely different tastes, and since we’ve never bothered to decorate any of our past apartments, it’s going to be a long (and let’s face it, frustrating) road to a compromise.
As soon as we get the keys today we’re going to start moving in, but since the new house is only 3 miles from our apartment, we’ll be taking our time with that as well. I’ll be sure to take some photos while we work though so I can share a house tour with you guys as soon as I get some down time.
It’s cold, it’s raining, and the kid’s woke up way too early,
but this is most definitely a Happy Monday!