Well, folks. It's official. We sold our old house and OWN our new house.
I feel so much...... lighter.
Now, and only now, you may begin to tell us how insane it was to move in here before we knew for sure it was going to end this way. Go ahead. I can take it.
I had an image in my mind of a photo of the four of us on our front step holding the contract as our victory shot. Well, it was rainy/snowy and Sam had to dash off to his grad class, so, instead I spread out the signed contract on the kitchen floor. Award winning, no?
Shortly after we got home, our realtor showed up with this gift basket full of lovely treats. Oh my goodness, those lemon chocolate things! The basket also included Borders gift cards for each of the kids... so nice. I love a gift basket. And, I feel that we have really stepped up in the world because when we bought our last home, our realtor gave us a candle. I think they knew we earned it this time. It's a miracle through all that waiting and negotiating that I didn't ever lose my cool. Okay, one time I did. One time I used the word "strangle" in an email. But that was it.
I celebrated all day in little small ways of being nice to myself:
I had a long shower.
I had a croissant for breakfast.
I drank two cups of coffee while watching the Today show, which is actually really silly, but whatever.
I vacuumed out my car.
We had lunch at the Harvest Moon.
The Carvers came over for dinner.
I ate a lot of lemon chocolatty things.
And Sam and I are going on a date this Saturday.
A date. Like with babysitters and stuff.
Sushi and a movie we think.
I know. We never do that. But we earned this one!
Hooray for closing day!
Hooray for no more realestate-themed blog posts!
Hooray for deep sleeping!
Hooray for upstairs laundry! (sorry)
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Posted by Emilie at 7:23 PM