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I'm Laura. I am female, 31, a gamer, a bookworm, a knitter, a spinner, a tatter, pierced, tattooed, musical, vehemently geeky and occasionally ineptly artistic.

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We have a house!


Posted at 11 Dec 2008 10:55:45 AM

We've called the parents already about this, so it's free game for the rest of the world: We've got a house! Finally.

Granted, we only went out looking for 2 weekends; the second time we'd dropped the price range in which we were searching, and that yielded the one we've got. The sellers didn't negotiate at all; it'd been on the market for almost 10 months and we think they really wanted to get out. Honestly, I could blabber on about it for awhile, but it seems sort of silly to. Right now I'm just smothered under the weight of the idea of packing all my books up again...sigh. Plus, it's a really crappy tornado-warning sort of day, and I'm feeling depressed and blah. Going on for paragraphs about wall colors and kitchen tiling doesn't seem to fit the mood. Suffice to say, we're happy with it, and glad to be getting out of apartment living.

I got my ring rhodium-plated yesterday, and it looks stunning. Since plating is a temporary solution at best, we're looking into getting a replica of it cast in white gold, when I get my wedding ring made. I talked with a jeweler yesterday and was incredibly impressed by both his work and his ideas for the wedding ring, so I'm considering that checked off the ToDo list.

What a year, hmm? I keep waiting to feel nervous, penned-in and uncomfortable, and it's not happened yet. I'm halfway between really believing that everything is good, and mentally waiting for the mythical Other Shoe to drop. Dan and I were talking about it last night, as a matter of fact... the consensus is that we're pretty stable people who have a good talent for talking things out before they become a problem, and we have a total incapacity to stay upset with the other person for more than 45 minutes or so. Those being the case, the likelihood of a mental switch flipping, thus making us both casually miserable as a matter of routine, is really low and only thing that'll cure this feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop is Time. Of which we've got a lot.

Iowa this weekend; we've got a new niece as of sometime last evening (well, almost 'we') so we're going up on Thursday after work and coming back Saturday afternoon. I have to work (Superbowl) Sunday morning; with any luck nothing will break too badly and we'll be able to crash at someone's house to enjoy the game.

zomg, GO GIANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!