September 19, 2003

Did I say I wanted a house?

So I got the keys Wednesday afternoon and went over to the house later that evening. I was completely overwhelmed at what I had gotten myself into. I actually owned this house! And as I walked around from room to room, I realized I had so many things to take care of...scrape wallpaper, refinish a wood floor, scrub down the kitchen and bathroom, sweep out the garage, mop down the basement, the list goes on. But the next day, things felt a bit more manageable. Pictures to be posted later.

Posted by actionhero at September 19, 2003 08:12 AM

just remember -- it doesn't all have to be done at once!!! you've got plenty of time, just take it slow, don't get overwhelmed. i mean i moved in a month ago but i've still got a dining room full of boxes and piles and i REFUSE to let it stress me out! :)

Posted by: carolyn at September 21, 2003 10:17 AM

When we bought our house, I had total buyers' remorse and got completely freaked out because it was such a Big Purchase. Before, I always felt I could run away if anything went wrong, but buying a house is a huge commitment! Really, though, I am very happy about it now. It's a good investment for you, and soon houses in Portland will be completely unaffordable! You know, when my parents bought their house in NW Portland, they paid like $20,000. Now the houses go for half a million!! See ya SOON.

Posted by: Mariko at September 19, 2003 05:57 PM