August 17, 2007

So very scary

Yesterday at 4pm we signed the papers for the mortgage. If we were to keep the loan for all 30 years, at the end of it we would pay over $200,000 for a chunk of money less than $90,000.

In the words of Harry Carey: Holy... Cow... Steve...!

People have asked how it feels to be homeowners. It is exciting and thrilling. I feel like we are on the cusp of a great adventure. But it is terrifying, too. Getting married was only 2/3 this scary and for those of you who were in the bridal room - you'll remember me waving my arms and forcing everyone to sing Counting Crows songs and Christmas carols to calm my nerves.

We will get carpet in the upstairs at the end of this month - when that happens I'll take pictures and then you can all see how it already looks so much better.


  1. I (sort of) know how you feel! Signing for things like cars and apartments always freak me out!

    At least it's an investment and you know you'll be the one making money off that property soon.

    Congratulations on your new house!

  2. I can't wait to see your house. Maybe I can visit you guys soon, look at your house, and kick your butt at scrabble. I am talking the talk of course but the walk will be hard. Have a great weekend!