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

Saturday, July 26, 2008

I Am Now A Homeowner!

I would have posted about it last night, but I had to head off to work. The closing, though originally set for 10am, was postponed till late afternoon and then delayed again after we got there. By the time all was said and done, it was probably 6:30 or so in the evening.

It's all done now, though, and we have our shiny new keys to our very first home. It is a beautiful thing. We (of course) went over to the house right after the closing, and we got to meet the neighbors! They have only lived there for 2 weeks, and have a son who appears to be about the same age as Big Sprout. He is definitely not the shy type, so I am hoping that he and Big Sprout will get to be friends. I know they are coming up on the age where there will be "cooties" involved in any m/f friendship, but perhaps if noone is looking they will be able to play a bit. The neighbors also have 3 dogs, which both Sprouts honed in on right away. Little Sprout was funny, peeking through the spaces between the fence boards to see the puppies. I had to make her stop when she started poking sticks through the fence at them, though.

I am really excited, folks. Today will be a day of rest, since I work tonight, but tomorrow I am planning on picking up paint to begin the long hard road to a decorated home. Oh, yeah, and I need something to get rid of spiders too. Empty houses seem to breed them. Yuck.

Have a good one!


jenny said...

Congrats!! Nothing like owning your own home and decorating just the way you want to. You know we expect pictures, soon!! :o)

And love the pixs of the fair! Looks like everyone had fun!!

RuthieJ said...

Congratulations to the entire Barefoot Family! I'm really happy for you guys! :-D

Lisa said...

Yeah! yeah! Double yeah! Glad you got over the "closing" hurdle! Have fun painting, etc.!

Wendy said...

Hey, alright! That's such awesome news! I'm so happy for you! I remember when we signed for our house. It was overwhelming ;) - but in a good way ;).

Can't wait to see the pictures of your house all decked-out - Barefoot style :).

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

I will log out now and raise a glass to Family Barefoot and the new home!



Kati said...

YEAH!!! and Congrats! I hope you are able to make friends with the neighbours. It's always nice to have friendly neighbours.

Deb said...

Congratulations! When are you moving in?

Gina said...

Yay! A new Barefoot adventure begins...!!!