Monday, November 20, 2006


On our fridge door is one of those dry erase boards on which we scribble grocery items we're out of, and things we need to be sure to pick up next time we're oooot and aboooot. You know, it usually says things like milk, cat litter, butter, etc.

For the past week, somewhat facetiously, there's only been one word on the board.


As of Saturday, there's been a check mark next to it. I don't want to get ahead of myself, and say the deal is done, but the offer was made, and accepted, as we drank ourselves into a puddle on Saturday at Legal's in Harvard Square.

Papers are starting to fly around for signatures, the inspection appointment has been made, and two lives are being signed away on a mortgage tomorrow afternoon.

More later.



Blogger fatmammycat said...

Fingers, toes and eyes crossed that it all runs velly velly smoothly. Eeep indeed.

20 November, 2006 17:50  
Blogger Andraste said...

Thankeeee most kindly, Ms.Cat.

Wish we could fast forward to the moving date. No, scratch that, the day AFTER moving date. No, scratch that, the day we are all moved in and unpacked and the cats have stopped yowling because they don't like change. That'll be good.

20 November, 2006 20:56  
Blogger ExAfrica said...

Hip Hurray and congratulations. Not to jump the gun or anything.

P.S. Don't believe them when they say the baesment doesn't leak. Go out now and buy a wet-dry vac.

20 November, 2006 21:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy crap. Good luck. Don't sweat the small stuff.

21 November, 2006 05:27  
Blogger P1P said...

Nice one. Scary isn't it? It's been three years for me and I still get a cold sweat every so often!

21 November, 2006 06:38  
Anonymous Annie said...

It's scary right now, but you'll be glad you made the leap into home ownership. Congratulations Mrs. and Mr. Andraste!

21 November, 2006 13:26  
Blogger Andraste said...

THanks, all, for the kind wishes! Yes, today's inspection went really, really well. Unless something awful happens between now and mid-December, it's ours.

Now...what's in the house for wine, I wonder???????

21 November, 2006 15:42  
Blogger Rachy said...

Sorry I haven't been around for awhile but I've been in hospital and blah blah blah. I don't suppose the house in the picture is the house you are getting? It's fucking beautiful. And really, these are exciting times! When it's all over and you have moved in you can do whatever the fuck you want without having to ask a landlord.

22 November, 2006 04:12  
Anonymous Blunt Cogs said...

There are new strips at Blunt Cogs. Moving house has got comic strip potential

22 November, 2006 06:10  
Blogger Andraste said...

Rachy! Glad you're back, and hope you're on the road to recovery and feeling healthy and hale. I've looked in on your blog from time to time since you were quiet, and glad to say the quality of your work has not suffered a jot.

The house in the picture is definitely NOT the house we're buying. We couldn't afford anything quite so grand - though the fact that this is our first home purchase, it does feel like a palace.

22 November, 2006 07:47  

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