We've had a few people asking how the whole home owning thing is going for us so far. I inquired to a few homeowners at curling if the stark terror that something horrible is going to happen ever goes away. I've been assured that after a few years it kind of eases into the background. Although perhaps that person shouldn't have told me he accidentally spent $10,000 on his bathroom. That gave me the cold shivers.
Other than that everything seems to have found a home. Two boxes of knicknacks bit the dust today, thus marking the official end of the boxes. Of course, they're piled up in the shed attached to the house because we're not sure what to do with them. I don't know if garbage in town takes them away or not. I seem to recall some rule regarding how to dispose of cardboard. I guess I should call city hall and ask about that.
Other than that, we're getting used to the occasional odd sounds that houses produce. The water truck showing up and filling our tanks is still a weird experience for us. Although it didn't show up today, for some reason, so we're down to about half a tank. That's low for us, but we'll have no problem making it until the truck shows up tomorrow.
So yeah, it's all starting to settle in, I guess. Of course, our first mortgage payment won't clear until Monday and most our our bills are being paid directly by Visa, so we still have a little grace before all the money starts flying out of our bank accounts. I shudder to think about the oil bill. Oddly, I suspect I'll be turning into my father, what with all the going around and turning off lights and making sure the heat isn't up too high.
Anyway, with luck I'll have a job by then. I was ranting on Twitter and Facebook today that I will do anything except prostitution and substitute teach at this point. Then, oddly, someone dropped me a line and told me to contact them, they might have something for me. So we'll see. A job before Christmas would be awfully nice.
Finally, we're having a small house warming/Christmas gathering Saturday evening. If you're in town and interested in swinging by, drop me a line and I can send you the address.
1. Come as you are - Nirvana*
2. Price of gasoline - Bloc Party
3. Sink ships - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
4. Lua - Connor Oberst and Gillian Welch
5. Some days are better than others - U2