And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, June 12, 2008

House Update

Man, what a ride so far!

Since two days ago, when we heard that our offer had been accepted:

-Our Mortgage company has gone out of business
-We found a new mortgage company
-Our name has been misspelled on all the paperwork
-We found out we are gonna get bit--hard--the first month our mortgage is due, as we will still have to pay rent here (idiots won't grace us a mere 10 days)

Other than that, things are wonderful. Mr. Barefoot and I will just look at each other and smile for no reason. I keep thinking about how wonderful it will be to have a house of our very own!!!!

I know that sounds so stupid, but the reality is I have never had a home where I could do whatever I wanted. I still can't, if I think about it, cuz I gotta let Mr. Barefoot have a say. Still, I can do a lot more than I have ever been able to before. I get to pick paint colors and actually start buying real furniture.

I think the real furniture thing has me the most excited. Up till now I have purchased mostly modular pieces that I can configure to fit whatever place we happen to be living in. It has been wonderfully flexible for the various apartment and rental homes I have been in, but I would really prefer to have real wood for a change. I am dreaming of a beautiful secretary desk, of built in shelves, maybe even a curio cabinet. It will be so fun to know that I am buying a piece of furniture to fit a specific space and function and to know that it won't be obsolete in a year or two when we move again.

And gardening! I am going to be able to really work on permanent gardens. What a thrill! I won't feel like I am taking over my folks' place and worry that they don't like it. I will have my own garden tools (the shopping list for that is HUGE) and my own garden shed. I will be able to plant and replant and tend all my beautiful green growing things. I will be able to see them every day out my windows. There is even a "sun room" (not really much of a room, more a sunny hall) off the kitchen that I will be able to use for seed starting in the spring. And I can have a "potted salad" growing there the rest of the year...lettuce, a pepper plant, patio tomatoes, maybe even some bunching onions, herbs....oh, joy!

I will have a laundry room! oh, my gosh I forgot that for a minute. No more fighting the other mom's in my building to wash the massive amounts of laundry my kids generate. No more paying $2.50 per load. No more hauling laundry across the hall and worrying that my undies will fall out of the basket and lay there for the whole building to see.


For all of you who want pictures, I will try to remember to send the camera with Mr. Barefoot tomorrow when he goes with my honorary uncle for the inspection. If he gets good pics, I will surely share...otherwise you will all have to wait till next month when we get to start moving in. I will surely take pics of the house before all our junk gets moved in causing all sorts of mess.


Deb said...


I can't wait to see the pictures!

How exciting!!!!!

Lisa said...

This is so exciting! Just remember what ever good wife has soon learned. Pick out a few paint colors or wallpapers that you like and could be happy with, them offer them up as choices to the man of the house. Tell him you have already weeded out the unacceptable ones.

This way, he feels like he got to decide, but really you showed him only those that you liked!

Hee hee! Oh sh*t! I hope he doesn't read this!

Gina said...

I can't wait to see the pictures!

Wendy said...

It's all that ... and so much more ;).

I can hardly wait to see the pictures. What fun!

Mysti said...

*clapping hands* I can't wait to see and hear more! While the house across from the parental units had you in a tizzy, I hope this one bring more comfort to you. :)

Chile said...

Congratulations and good luck with the rest of the process. I just paid a scary amount of money to the roofers to start on the house we're trying to sell. Hopefully we'll sell it so we're not out all this cash!

RuthieJ said...

Oh Barefoot, I'm so happy for you! There are so many pluses to having your own place in addition to the ones you mentioned. Looking forward to seeing your pics too.