Marriage, check. Buying a house? CHECK.

“Girl, life after the wedding tends to kick you in the face.”

I breathed a sigh of relief when I read this note from the awesome unicorn-loving editor over at Broke-Ass Bride. I’m not crazy. Because y’all.  Consider my face kicked.

Back up. You know I’ve been traveling a ton since the holidays. All good things, work is going great, but it’s been A LOT.  And in the background, we’ve been meeting with our buying agent, scoping out neighborhoods and eventually seeing actual houses.

adultYep. That’s about right. Because since when was I flying back and forth across the country, presenting to clients, staying in hotel after hotel, all the while praying for free wireless so I could download and sign documents to return to our mortgage broker? WHO AM I?  That, of course, is said tongue-in-cheek, because I’m very much delighted to be here at this stage in my life.  Stupid in love, happily married and seeking out our first ever home.

I *think* the hard part is past – the gathering of your ENTIRE LIFE on paper, securing the loan, getting homeowners insurance , etc.- and we are set to close in less than 2 weeks!

So yeah. That’s where I’ve been. Mentally anyway.  Physically I’ve been to San Diego and New Jersey since last I wrote.

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doesn’t suck.

And then, you return home from San Diego on a redeye and get to your car at 5am. As you’re scraping the layer of ice off the windows, you notice a funny smell from the exhaust. And then you drive home in terror because your check engine AND check oil lights are yelling at you. (I made it. Barely.)

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It’s now fixed, after a tow from AAA and almost a grand out of my credit card wallet. Welcome to my life.  What’s new with you guys? *runs away, laughing maniacally*

Till next time,

 

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Marriage, check. Buying a house? CHECK.

3 Responses

  1. girl, when it rains it pours, i swear!!! glad you made it home. whew!

    ellesees March 12, 2015 at 10:09 am #
  2. Yay for new houses! When we bought ours a couple years ago, I remember thinking that it was the very first time I felt like a full-fledged adult. Welcome to the club :)

    Sam Merel March 12, 2015 at 11:08 am #
  3. Somehow it’s like your bank account knows the *perfect* time to initiate things like car failure. Best wishes on the new house!

    Michelle Longo March 13, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

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