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House! - Qualified Perceptions
harrock, tirinian, and I have successfully accomplished the first step of House Buying (offer accepted!) for 10 Lester Terrace. This is apparently the very fast-moving bit of the timeline, letters to be faxed from mortgage places, offers expiring in twenty-four hours, inspections within five days, contracts to be drawn up with lawyers immediately... it's all a bit dizzying, especially compared to our somewhat leisurely pace of house-looking. Apparently it slows down a lot after everyone gets locked into their contracts, though.

It's been fascinating seeing what the idea of house ownership brings out in people. harrock talks about planting flowers (I think about roses, missing the Chrysler Imperials of my childhood). tirinian considers antiquing ("to find a good vase to put on the piano"). I interrogate Dive Jordan about what taking up carpeting entails. Who knew we were like this?

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baronet From: baronet Date: May 6th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
countertorque From: countertorque Date: May 6th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Is That Flowers to Hide the Anti Tank Defenses?


I have a little trouble imagining harrock planting flowers, it's true :)
merastra From: merastra Date: May 6th, 2004 09:35 am (UTC) (Link)


Yay! Congratulations to you all! :-)
Heh... funny what owning a place can do to you. ;-)
mijven From: mijven Date: May 6th, 2004 11:43 am (UTC) (Link)

Woo-hoo! Pretty! And sigh, room for a piano. (One of my goals, should we actually renovate.) And drawings of the interior layout? Clearly I need to get back into normal letter writing, so that I can get a sketch. ;)

Have you written the downpayment check yet? I think that's when it really hit home for me.
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 6th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
No down payment yet, just the very initial deposit for "No selling it to someone else!". harrock was sketching the floor plan, I'll see about scanning them. :)
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: May 6th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'll happily trade home renovation and/or gardening for torso socks with wiggly bits for the arms and holes for the head.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: May 6th, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Barter

Oh, and I like packing and moving, too.

And my, but that's close to the bike path.

Yay Houses! Congratulations
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: May 6th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Barter

(Packing, moving, and driving to the airport. You have the oddest things you think are fun. :) )

I'll definitely take you up on Torso Socks for Home Improvement, though.
chenoameg From: chenoameg Date: May 6th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Barter

Woot! I'm going to get in trouble with the "torso socks should be free" movement.

You have the oddest things you think are fun.
They make other people happy in times of transition/anxiety, no one else we know has specialized in them, and they make a good mix of guessing and rational calculation. It's quite logical, really.

Or, for the short justification, this way I can use myself as an example of why diversity is beneficial?
rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: May 7th, 2004 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Barter

Yeah, I *also* really like moving, strangely enough. Something about the way there's a big pile of stuff in one place, and it's all about moving the big pile of stuff to the other place, and you can *see* the pile of stuff moving as you work, and you immediately get the sense of accomplishment, and know it will be finished in not too long. Maybe because it's so difficult from the sorts of work I normally do, which are open-ended (and frequently doomed) projects.
rifmeister From: rifmeister Date: May 7th, 2004 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

I go away for two measly days and this is what happens.

Pretty gosh-darn exciting. The house looks great from the photo, and I *love* the location! I can come visit you when it's raining and not bring an umbrella and only barely get wet.
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