So I had a couple of different things I could have blogged about today. I had a couple of books I was thinking about reviewing. Plus I have actual curling news I need to talk about. But then around 3:45pm today we had one of those life changing events happen, so that kind of takes prescidence in the blogging today.
We bought a house.
Yes, the house I lamented about recently will be our new home very shortly. Cathy and I had lengthy talks about it. We both expressed our concerns and she, I think, had a better understanding of mine. So with all of that in mind, we gave them an opening offer last night. Much to my surprise, they made a very reasonable counter-offer. So after talking with Cathy about it over lunch we just decided to give them our final offer.
And, to my shock, they said yes. That they had already agreed that was going to be their lowest offer.
So there we go. It's not official yet. This is more or less a verbal offer (via email) in place. We'll start dealing with lawyers, banks and whatnot on Monday. So that's when things start to get seriously real. And scary. It's a lot of money. Yes, I understand all the things about good investments and better than throwing money away on rent. But it's still a lot of money.
Although I will note this one amusing thing. This is how our decade as gone so far when it has come to living in a place and moving.
Cathy - Moved from Newfoundland to Ireland, then Ireland to Ontario.
Craig - Stayed put in Clarenville.
Cathy - Moved from Ontario to St. John's.
Craig - Moved from Clarenville to St. John's.
Cathy - Moved from parents house to Boncloddy Street. Then moved to Bond Street.
Craig - Moved from father's house to one into the centre of town. Then moved to Bond Street.
Cathy - Moved from Bond Street to Rankin Inlet
Craig - Moved from Bond Street back to father's house
Cathy - Moved from Rankin Inlet to Colville St., St. John's. Then from there to Iqaluit.
Craig - Moved from father's house to Colville St. Then from there to Iqaluit.
Craig + Cathy - moved from 6-story to current building.
Craig + Cathy - moved from 2nd floor apartment in current building to 3rd floor.
Craig + Cathy - moved from current building to new house in Iqaluit.
Let's just say I can't wait until 2010. We're not moving again for many, many years. Not if I can help it. I think I'm done.
1. Wild horses (live) - Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams
2. Head - Prince
3. Mushaboom - Feist*
4. Up sister - Sam Roberts
5. Soul - Ian Foster Band