Ok so I have kept my mouth shut after jinxing myself last time about the whole house buying processes because I so did not want to have that happen again but this time everything is done except a water test. The home inspection, the mortgage commitment, the closing date is set and in just 15 days we will be home owners. Please someone pinch me so I know this is not just a dream!!!
I can not say there has ever been a time in my life that I was more excited and sad at the same time. It means we have 15 days till we own the house and I can paint and decorate as I wish (which is one thing I hate about renting that you can’t do that) but at the same time its sad because we are moving away from an area we love and friends who are more like family then friends and life will be changing.
There is a lot of good with the move, as we will be only a 10 minute drive from my parents but to say I wouldn’t miss it here would be a lie, I love New Jersey and for the most part the past 9 years (with the exception of the 1 year in pa in 2010) New Jersey has been fairly good to us and life here has been tough and we over came a lot of things. It also means the start to the kids having a childhood home, something Tom and I have wanted for them the whole time we have been married.
It is a big step for us, going from having dept that at times made life really hard because the income we had just didn’t cover it all like when Tom was unemployed, to now busting our butts to save the extra money we could to pay it off to be able to buy our own home is still shocking to me. When I look back at where we were just 2.5 years ago I never would have thought that we would be buying a home anytime soon and here we are, 15 days away from signing that dotted line that will make us home owners!
Now if I seem a bit distracted the next few weeks just know its me on pinterest finding ideas for the house and don’t worry as I get the rooms decorated and the decor going I will be sure to share pictures with all of you!!!