This blog post contains highly important, shocking, exciting information. For me. Frankly, you might not give a shit.
I have made a huge, life-altering decision in the last few weeks. Something that affects myself, my fiance, my family. Something that I can not take back. I’ve had moments of excitement, then doubt, then happiness, and then doubt again. Lots of confusion and indecision. Lots of wishing I could go back to being a kid, and not having to make such a huge, grown-up decision. But alas, I cannot stop what’s been unleashed………… I am having a sex change.
I am totally and completely 100% kidding. Did I just cross a line? I do have news that doesn’t require surgery of any kind. Although, a brain scan couldn’t hurt, considering I may or may not be out of my mind. My fiance and I are in the process of…buying our first home! In New Jersey. This is a huge deal, considering my fiance doesn’t really want to live here forever, when it would be so much cheaper to move to Puerto Rico. So a house means we’re sticking it out…for at least 5-10 years. It’s amazeballs. Anyway, this whole thing happened rather quickly. We just happened to go to an open house one Sunday, where we happened to be pleasantly surprised by what we saw. It was priced relatively low, and looked relatively good. Granted, it’s a much older home, so it has its issues here and there, mostly minor fixes. But it’s the first house I’ve walked into that exceeded expectations. Normally, I walk into a house thinking it’ll look as great as the pictures, only to be disappointed in the end. This house in that town at that price definitely intrigued me.
Since putting in the offer, nothing has gone as planned. For one thing, they weren’t supposed to accept it. Lol. The seller’s agent had said, “Multiple offers received. Submit highest and best offers.” So we went in right at asking price, thinking it’d turn into a bidding war and that we had no shot in hell. Then when they accepted our offer, I about died of shock. It’s been a pain in the ass ever since. The sellers are divorced, so they’re renting the house out, and between the tenants and the seller’s agent, it took us about a week to get back in. This only filled me with more doubt. How could I buy a house I had only seen once? Granted, we did place an offer, but we thought we’d be able to get back into the house before they even accepted it! It’s been stressful, to say the least, but we felt better when we finally got to see it again. The tenants are nice enough and seem to be taking good care of the house.
We need to replace the front door (it’s very cheap), a couple of windows, the front steps, which are currently crappy wood, but will eventually be concrete/brick. Fingers crossed. We’re asking for a credit from the sellers, based on the home inspection, so hopefully they’ll accept, considering we offered asking price. If you’d be so kind, wish us luck that the sellers accept, and that the house doesn’t fall apart before we move in. It’s OLD. But honestly, even though it needs little things here and there, no house is perfect, even much newer homes. So I have to keep reminding myself of that, and focus on the excitement of having our own house, and our own yard to do with as we please. And I can finally decorate! I think that’s the part I’m most excited about. If everything works out, I’ll be sure to post pictures.
Anyway, that’s it. Sorry that’s not nearly as exciting (or bizarre) as a sex change. Maybe I’ll have some better news for you next time. Until then…
Congratulations! Maybe not as exciting as a sex change but buying a house is a big deal.
Haha, thanks! Indeed, definitely a big deal! (Scary.)
Dios Mio, Lily – por poco me muero! Mi corazón paro de latir cuando lei lo del sex change! 🙂 Congratulations on the house and I will be PRAYING that all works out! How scary and exciting at the same time. Welcome to real adulthood. LOL.
Oops, lo siento mucho! Haha.
Thank you! I need luck and prayers lol. It’s definitely scary so I hope we don’t regret it. Please God! Lol. Being an adult stinks! 😦
Big, big congrats!! I for one am happy your news is about buying a house and not a sex change. Not that I have anything against them but a house feels slightly easier to congratulate you on if that makes sense. I hope I didn’t just offend anyone saying that…. Anyway, I’m super excited for you guys! I’m sure everything will turn out fine and wishing you all the best that no nasty surprises pop up. Looking forward to those pictures. 😉
Haha, thank you! Definitely easier to congratulate someone on a house vs sex change. Much less awkward. 😉 We’ll see. I was more excited when I wrote this yesterday, than I’m feeling today (credit thing isn’t looking too good currently) but we shall see! I hope it’s all worth it.
Oh, ok. No baby. Oh well, guess I’ll run with that gauntlet by myself for a while. 😉
Congrats on the home purchase. That’s a huge thing! Is it Jules’ house? Because that would be pretty cool. And the great thing about OLD houses is that although there is inevitably things that need to be replaced, they made them much sturdier back then. Things were built to last and not pre-fab. So, I think you made a wise decision. Good luck!
Haha, thank you….huge deal that’s stressing me out like crazy! Sadly, not Jules’ house…darn! You’re right, or at least I hope so, that they were built more sturdy back then. But what if it’s been around so long that it falls apart tomorrow? Lol. Here’s hoping it’s here to stay. So far so good! Lol. Thank you! 😉
You should get the sex change too. And your fiance as well…
That is a big deal and a big work load. Getting a good feng shui is a great idea if you believe in stuff like that of if you even know what I meant. Did I just stressed you out even more haha 🙂 I miss reading your post, Good luck and thanks for the laugh 🙂
Hello and thank you. Yes, I do know what feng shui is. 😉
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