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I'm NOT complaining....

July 31st, 2007 at 01:18 am

Home ownership is great. Even though i've been working almost 14 hour days, in order to move out and clean my apt in time as well as refinish my floors in my house. Aside from of course the greater financial responsibilities and maintenance and repairs, I only have ONE semi-complaint at this point.

The area we're moving away from is Hip, Young, and Happening. The area we moved into is how can I put it nicely.... Traditional, Suburban, and the only things remotely related to "Hip" are the lots of Seniors all over our block that have bad hips!
Tadum-dum! I know corny as hell, but TRUE.

Official Blog name change

July 15th, 2007 at 06:51 am

I have the keys. I am officially a mortgage owner.
Goodbye carefree lifestyle... (edit: I have to be honest, i dont think my life has ever been carefree since since I was 4 yrs old)
Goodbye disposable income...
Goodbye messy apts that i never cared to fix up or put any effort in...

Hello Investment...
Hello place that i truly care about fixing up and taking pride in...
Hello...adulthood

I've been pretty much an adult since i got out of high school. With all the responsibilites that basically got foisted on me, soon after turning 18.

But with this purchase, i feel like i've crossed into the line of "bonafide adult".
I've always been somewhat responsible but I have always tried to hang on to my youth for dear life. And I still am!! Hell, i still refuse to shop in the Misses section and head straight to the Juniors section. "Dude" and "Man" are still part of my daily vocabulary. I still find cartoons entertaining!!

What does this purchase really mean for me? Is this going to change my life drastically? If so HOW?? What can I expect in the future?? Are the changes really just the square footage of my dwelling and much higher financial responsibilities??

I guess that's what this blog is for.
We will all soon find out. Smile





Stopping to Smell the Roses

July 9th, 2007 at 07:26 am

For as long as I can remember, it's been a non-stop series of goals i feel i've had to achieve in order to feel "complete". I would really like to stop this, because it seems, just as soon as you're over one goal, there is another one to achieve. I am going to make every effort to enjoy every day. I am literally going to stop and buy myself some flowers and smell them some time this week.

I'm really looking forward to the last Harry Potter book, i've preordered and it will be coming in the mail! It's going to be like a mini vacation.

I can't wait to close escrow tomorrow. I want to write out this last big ass check for the closing costs and concentrate on organizing my personal finances again. I am so anxious to get back to my financial routine and just be done with moving around all this money from one account to another.



Scary and Exciting all at the same time

July 7th, 2007 at 07:36 am

Long story short: I bought the house, i sign papers Monday, and my first Mortgage payment will most likely be on Sept. 1st

I'm too exhausted to talk about everything that's swimming in my head right now. Let's just say, I am overall happy with my purchase and I have confidence in myself that I will be able to successfully manage all the responsibilities that comes with it.

On to other things...I've read quite a few people talk about selling stuff on Half.com. So just now, I posted 2 things:
http://shops.half.ebay.com/ellenk818_W0QQ

If anybody has success stories to share about Half.com, i'd love to hear about them.