20 June 2012

So we bought a house

After three months of looking on my own, it only took about four days after they got here for the stunningly patient and mighty fine SML and the Boy to find what I couldn't: a house.

So we bought a house, thus ending the latest round of "Where Are We Going to Live Now?"  It's good to know we'll be able to officially settle into New England soon.

What to tell you about the new house?  Well, for one, it truly is brand-new.  It doesn't have a sump pump, which we will not miss.  It doesn't have an ancient hot water heater that explodes at will.  It doesn't need the roof or every single window replaced.  Oh, Chicago house, we hardly knew ye!

One thing it is - it's smaller.  We have decided to downsize.  We are losing two rooms of furniture with this move.  It's yet to be determined what will happen to said stuff but it's not fitting in the new house, that much I can tell.  It's interesting to be at this stage of life - we really can downsize.  It's just the Boy now at home and he'll have enough space to call his own.  It's going to be fun to see what we can do in the new house.

Another thing - from what we can tell, we will be pretty much the oldest people in the neighborhood.  Lots of young marrieds and little kids.  I guess it's time to make a choice - grumpy neighbor or the guy who has the cool son and cool wife. I should probably go the cool route, right?


Monty Newlin said...

Definitely the cool route. You're too young to be the grumpy old guy and you have plenty of years ahead to take that azpproach.

Middle-aged Mormon Man said...

Or...you could be the grump neighbor that has a cool wife and son. Congrats on successfully relocating.