Hi, readers (if there are any still out there). I didn’t quit my blog. I’ve just been on an extremely long, extended break. There are a few reasons why:
1. Working A Lot
I love, love, love my job! Writing for a living is the best. Ever. But…writing all day, and then coming home and writing? Yeah, that hasn’t been working out so well for me.
2. A One-Year-Old
Baby I is so much fun now that she can play and interact with us. She’s learning all sorts of new things, like flipping the pages in a book, hand gestures to nursery rhymes, a couple of new words, and WALKING! Unfortunately, she’s also cutting her molars. To the uninitiated, this means that she’s also cranky with an on-again, off-again fever and interrupted sleep. Which means my sleep is also interrupted. Oy vey.
3. Buying a House
A and I are buying a house, people!! I’ve been dreaming of this for years. Years! But now that it’s here, the reality that this is an extremely big, scary deal is setting in. Not only is a lot of money going to leave our bank accounts very, very soon, but the whole loan process is SUCH an ordeal. We’re about halfway through the process, with (hopefully) just two or three more weeks to go, and I’ve been on the phone almost every day with lenders, real estate agents, insurance agents, inspectors…you name it. Running to the bank at lunch to get another bank statement? Check. Dreams about uninsurable wiring? Check. It’s like adding another full time job to our schedules.
But I have to share: these inconveniences aren’t even the worst part. The worst part is that we’ve attached ourselves to this home (and why wouldn’t we? We’re about to drop most of our savings so that we can live in it for the foreseeable future. Baby I will grow up there. Our dogs are going to play in the yard! I digress). Being attached to the home you’re in the process of buying could be bad, because a deal is NEVER done until the keys are in your hands. There are so many things that could go wrong between now and our anticipated closing date. I’m sort of hyperventilating just thinking about it. Can we just skip forward in time to closing day please?
For those wondering, we’re moving right along in the process. We were conditionally approved for our loan, and we satisfied all the conditions that were in our control. We also had an inspection, which came back fine. Our lender even got the title work back for the home we’re buying…all fine. Now, we’re waiting for the appraisal report and to finalize a homeowner’s insurance policy. Because the home we’re buying is old, not updated, and needs some work, these things are a little bit up in the air. Stay tuned…
In conclusion: I’ve been busy, friends. But I promise I will continue to post musings, ramblings, and other odds and ends in between all the craziness in my life. Cheers!