Friday, November 17, 2006

That Ownership Feeling

It's funny, I've barely spent any time yet at my new condo but it's still so comforting to know that it's there. The first time I was there by myself, I just walked around kind of smiling, opening and shutting doors, turning water on and off... I've already bought a couple of things at Home Depot that I know I'll need, and it was weirdly satisfying to leave that little bag there in a kitchen cabinet: MY stuff in MY HOME! Since all my other stuff is scattered in some warehouse upstate and the homes of various relatives...
I really need to get my act together for actually moving in. I've been incredibly busy at work so it's hard to coordinate getting the floor guys to come and then figuring out when I can move in-- it's going to have to be after the holiday, since I'll be away. And I'll have to do some heavy-duty post-construction cleaning before the move-in... I'm thinking of paying to have it done for me, actually, but either way, it's going to take time. But even if I can't move in yet, it's so nice to have the keys and be able to visit. Finally, I'm back to having a space to be in that doesn't belong to someone else, even if I have to sit on the floor!
Some of you have asked for photos... I'll try to post more later, if I can manage not to have too many identifying details in there! But in the meantime, here's one I kind of like... I actually took it during one of the walkthroughs on a nice sunny day...


8 comments:

Bitty said...

There's no place like home...

Boston Gal said...

Hi Madame X,

The post clean-up will be larger than you think. I highly recommend getting a cleaner to do it if you can. I moved into my house three years ago and I still find pockets of floor sanding dust in unexpected places. My most recent find was a stash of wood dust above my bathroom medicine cabinet. Guess I had not wiped that down in three years...

Now that you have teased us with a hint of floor and wall I am looking forward to seeing more!

Gregg M said...

Very nice pic! Looks like you get nice sunshine beaming in.

Please be extra careful personally in your new environment until you are completely acclimated to the building and new neighborhood.

ambellamy said...

I want that feeling some day... to walk into a place and say....


mine...

=D

Tiredbuthappy said...

You have your very own sunbeam!

tropicsaver said...

It will always be a great feeling to walk into somewhere that is your own. Savor and enjoy it.

cheapstreet said...

Congratulations! Having a home purchased at the right price (which you did..double congratulations) is a feeling of security. However, it's a good idea to keep in mind a home purchased that exceeds one's means or is just too expensive can actually add to feelings of insecurity which defeats the historical purpose of owning a home.

I hope to own a home one day. I'm keeping my eye on the market.

Enjoy!

Ralph Nudi said...

Owning a home is easy. I may not be in your area, but feel free to email me for information an advice.
I am an expert on the Real Estate market and especially an expert in Kenosha, WI real estate
Ralph D. Nudi
Weichert, Realtors - Unum Properties
Kenosha, WI
email: ralph.nudi@gmail.com
web: http://ralphnudi.com