Friday, July 14, 2006

We Own a New Home.

This morning at approximately 8:45 a.m., our hands were cramped, our carpal-tunnel syndrome was flaring up and our minds were awash with visions of 30-year debt.

We had signed all 2,387 pages of our closing documents and were the proud owners of our new modern home.

It is officially ours.

At lunch, we drove over there, turned the key, and entered in silence. We both walked from empty white room to empty white room, flipping light switches, turning on faucets, opening cabinet doors and looking up at skylights. All basically in silence.

The floors are satiny smooth, the walls are pristine, the windows sparkle. I have the urge to leave it just as it is, keep our rental, and simply go visit it from time to time.

I suppose there should be an over-the-top Whoopeeeee! moment. It will likely happen the morning after we move in and take our first sip of Whole Foods' Pacific Rim blend coffee in our first (and definitely not last) modern house.

More photos coming tomorrow!


Anonymous Todd said...

Congratulations! It couldn't happen to a nicer pusher of organic groceries. Can't wait to read about the decorating escapades.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Sharkeysday said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures!

6:26 PM  
Blogger LisaBe said...

i'm a devoted subscriber (though a total stranger), yet somehow completely missed that you were building a house! i am *insane* with jealousy!! it's gorgeous. cannot wait to see what y'all do with the place. more photos photos photos!! it's beyootiful.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great! I don't think anyone had a good signing experience. I had the distinct pleasure of signing my loan papers with a migraine headache. It took about an hour and a half; I wore sunglasses the whole time because my eyes were sensitive to the light. Of course this was after I hurled a few times.

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

Congrats - looking forward to the photos!

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


funny, we closed on our construction loan yesterday as well. took 1.5 hours and a great deal of stress.

you are moving in, we get to start moving dirt.

paul schuster

7:08 AM  
Blogger BB said...

Congratulations! So happy for you. And, you're right, it takes a few days to sink in... :)

1:21 PM  
Blogger honeypumpkin said...

i have been watching your progress - especially since we bought in agave... and i am just stunned by the finished beauty of your house!
cant wait to see all the stuff in it!

2:09 PM  
Blogger JohnPark said...

Congratulations, what a beautiful house.

9:44 AM  

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