Well folks it’s that time again for me to write a personal update. I am sure you all saw the good news on Friday! We are buying a townhouse and should close on October 15th! Totally awesome, right?
It’s in the same neighborhood as the first we put the offer on. I don’t know if I updated on that subject or not- the first townhouse we put an offer on was a short sale. We had some issues with dealing with the bank/seller so we decided to move on. We knew we didn’t have alot of time to waste when it came to the tax credit so I think we made the right choice! Now we are set to close in a little over a month and we can start moving into our new home!!
This week we have to get the inspection done and turn in our earnest money. The months since our wedding have flown by so I’m hoping this one goes just as fast because I just CAN’T wait to move in! As long as all goes according to plan with inspection and appraisal then we should be good to go!
All I want to do is shop!!! (But I am resisting.) There’s tons of things I need/want to buy for the townhouse! Here’s my running list: (in no particular order)
new bedroom furniture for master (hopefully within the year- i still have my cheapo IKEA malm set from college but it’s time to grow up now!)
new sheets/comforter set for master
bath mats/bathroom accessories
towels (Seeing a pattern here? Yeah… let’s talk about how we didn’t get any of the linens we registered for. Not even a single towel! All the ones I had before have now been mixed in with our parents and we will have to figure out which ones are ours!)
cute little chairs for the front porch
a patio set for out back
another couch for the living room?
a new desk for my ‘office’ (i’ve been using a kindergarten-looking desk all through college that we got at a garage sale for like $20. it’s even got primary-colored handles)
And that’s just the big stuff. Then there’s painting… the kitchen and the half bath downstairs do not fit into our current decor color scheme so we’ll have to paint. I want to put new handles on the kitchen cabinets, and perhaps switch out some lighting fixtures here and there. And I also eventually want to switch out all the brass door handles for brushed nickel ones.
So as you can see I need to focus my efforts on WORKING for the moment so I can have the money to start buying all this stuff sometime soon! Thanks for all the congrats! We are SOOOOO excited!!