Monday, April 20, 2015

We are In!

Last week was completely insane. There were so many ups and downs with the closing that I can't even begin to go into it. I think we live in an age where we get instant gratification all the time. We get used to it. We order something online and it is at our front door the next day. We turn on the TV and we can watch whatever we want to, whenever we want to. Well, I am here to say, home buying just isn't like that. There is no such thing as instant gratification in purchasing a home no matter how good your credit is! There are more things that can go wrong at any given moment that it is mind boggling. There were a couple of days where we thought it just was not going to happen after all. We were on an emotional roller coaster all week. My poor husband was trying to work remotely as well so he was really getting stressed out!

But after all the craziness we did eventually sign the papers and move in. And what a dream come true for us both. First of all the condo is 300 square feet bigger that our condo back in Boston. It has a fabulous porch with ceiling fans. In fact there are ceiling fans in every room! It is so open and airy! Since the weather has been so warm, I have been going swimming every evening at sundown. It is a great time to swim since everyone has left for the day and I get the place to myself.

There are so many varieties of birds and lizards on the property it is quite incredible! Our upstairs neighbor was watering his plants the other day and it was dripping onto our porch. Suddenly there was a humongous Desert Spiny Lizard licking up all the water! It was hilarious! He was so fat! When I lived in Florida we had lizards but they were mostly small and skinny! This guy looked like Godzilla! He was staring at me and I at him. Neither of us moved. Once I was certain he was not a Gila monster I relaxed some!

My husband had to leave on Sunday and I am here alone for another week. And although I do miss him, this is a really great thing for me to be doing. I don't ever get to be alone. Ever. I have spent my entire life taking care of others with very little time to do things by myself. I even cooked lamb burgers for myself tonight since if I cook them at home noses get turned up immediately so that I don't even bother!

I also have an adorable little rental car! Although today I parked it in the grocery store parking lot and when I came out there were about six of them and I couldn't figure out which one was mine! Oh dear!


Gina said...

It sounds like you've made a great move. Enjoy your week!

Connie Rose said...

So glad the hassles of purchase are over and you can begin to enjoy your new home. I hope you get to be there as much as you want to be. Have a glorious week in the desert, alone! xo

Gayle said...

Your blog brought me back to a similar experience when we purchased our home - never thought all the paperwork etc. would come to an end!
Ah but the great relief when it's over - Enjoy and all the best in your home and may it be a source of inspiration.

Unknown said...

Welcome to the desert, Roberta!

Threadpainter said...

So glad everything worked out for you ! And you've been well noted by the resident lizard ;)
Enjoy you time by yourself, but beware .... It's addictive 😉