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(And, why, yes, I am pretty much just copying [livejournal.com profile] frozencapybara's post verbatim. It's a good post, and I'm lazy. :)

As of today, we are officially homeowners.

Background: After a monumentally depressing few days involving another house that looked good on the first glance but fell off our list after a second visit, we pretty much stopped talking about the house hunt -- to anyone. This didn't change when [livejournal.com profile] frozencapybara attended a promising open house, or when we made an offer on the house the next day, or as we've been madly running around trying to finalize the deal since then. We didn't post about it in the first few weeks because a) we are masters of irrational paranoia and superstition, and b) if the deal did fall through, as we discovered with the first house we made an offer on, it's even more of a bitch to have to explain it to everyone later. And then we didn't post because, well, it'd been a week and why bother, and we'll post later, etc.

So, as of about 11:30 AM today, we have signed a whole lot of papers, are in a whole lot of debt (we're told it's "good debt" :), and are members of the landed gentry, so if this were 1794, I would be able to vote. Too bad the primary's already over.

([livejournal.com profile] frozencapybara demands credit for that joke, which is only fair.)

Details we are willing to share over LJ:

  • The house is in Millis, MA, which you've probably never heard of.
  • Millis is a tiny little town southwest of Boston, about midway between 128 and 495. It is mostly rural, and despite being well within 495, has a much more rural feel than where we are now. As we are both originally from the middle of nowhere, we are very happy about this.
  • The house is a split-level built in the late 60s. It is mostly beige-colored with some brick on the front.
  • Pictures of the house, both interior and exterior, can be found here.
  • We're not posting the address on LJ. We plan to send out a "we've moved" email to people we think will care that we've moved by the end of May. If you want to know the address before that, drop me an email - we don't mind giving it out at this point, we're just not bothering with the mass email until it's more relevant. Similarly, if you want to know the address and haven't gotten an email by the end of May, let me know, and don't be offended, we're sure we'll forget a number of critical people.
  • Yes, we will need help with painting. Also, if you have an opinion on what color the living room should be, let me know. It is currently a horrible greyish pink. We're thinking a light bluish purple.

And now, off to celebrate with a bottle of the good booze. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wedgex.livejournal.com
We're thinking a light bluish purple.

No. You, pick that color? I don't believe it.

Congrats! :D

Date: 2008-04-23 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kviri.livejournal.com
Technically speaking, I didn't. It's the color the sellers used in the smallest bedroom (the one that will become the office), and we just went "yeah, more of that would work." ;)

Date: 2008-04-23 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zonereyrie.livejournal.com
Speaking as a fairly recent new home owner myself - congratulations, you poor, poor bastards.

Date: 2008-04-23 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trystero.livejournal.com
Congratulations, and welcome to the ranks of the gentry!

(And, why, yes, I am pretty much just copying my comment from [livejournal.com profile] frozencapybara's post verbatim. It's a good comment, and I'm lazy. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mindways.livejournal.com
...you beat me to it. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jetwolf.livejournal.com
That's awesome. Huge congrats to you both. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizzielizzie.livejournal.com
Congrats! Fool. :-D

Date: 2008-04-23 02:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] keshwyn
Yay landed gentry!

Date: 2008-04-23 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] solipsistnation.livejournal.com
Nice-looking place! Congratulations! Good luck with the stuff you find out later... 8)

Since when do you drink booze?

Date: 2008-04-23 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kviri.livejournal.com
Since I discovered that while I have no particular love for beer, I have a strong fondness for good hard cider, some mixed drinks, and the occasional wine.

"The good booze" in this case was one of the bottles of ice cider we brought back from our honeymoon in Montreal. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 06:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] linenoise.livejournal.com
HOUSE! YAY!

Date: 2008-04-23 01:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] desertlover.livejournal.com

Congrats!! Home ownership is ... well... great? (we've been doing spring cleanup, so my enthusiasm is diminished. )

Actually, I've been to Millis a few times - a previous co-worker lived there. Nice town! Now that I think about it, a good friend from back home (Nevada) actually lived there for a few months on one of the horse properties. So I guess Millis is well known amongst Nevadans :-)

Date: 2008-04-23 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] booniesbill.livejournal.com
As landed gentry you now have the opportunity to enter the industrial age of landscaping power tools. Grunt grunt!

Congrats!

Date: 2008-04-23 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] z-gryphon.livejournal.com
For safety reasons, one hopes either [livejournal.com profile] frozencapybara operates those, or they hire somebody. :)

Date: 2008-04-23 03:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fuzzichi.livejournal.com
Congrats! The house looks wonderful! I am so happy for both of you.

Date: 2008-04-23 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] qarylla.livejournal.com
Congrats! I'd be more than happy to help with painting.

Date: 2008-04-24 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninjarat.livejournal.com
Congrats!
And FWIW, you're about 20 miles WNW from where I currently live :).

Sorry to invade...

Date: 2008-06-29 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jencw.livejournal.com
Thought I would let you know:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=14940001457
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