There has been a whole heck of a lot going on the past few weeks/months since I posted.  I think I last posted when we were heading to Disneyworld?  Oh geez.  It was fun.  We've been back for like 2.5 months.

We're finally closing on the house today.  The final walk through is at 12 and then we go sign the dreaded paperwork at 2pm.  Moving day is February 9 so I really need to get my butt in gear and pack more but I've been hesitant since this seller is taking forever with everything and I'm still slightly worried she won't even show up to closing - although a coworker who lives down the block said it looked like she was moving.  So, that's a positive. Plus, waiting 2 months somehow saved us $6500 in costs and closing costs, so that's not too shabby at all.

Once we close, we're painting as many rooms as possible in the new house.  Then, once we move, Mark gets to come back and repaint the condo - ya know, get rid of the bright green and teal in Ziva's room so it's a little more renting friendly.  Then, we become landlords (ideally very quickly) and this condo gets rented out.  Then it's back to the house and fixing up the apartment that's in there and, hopefully, get that rented quickly as well.  With both places rented, we'll be paying a lot less money to live in a 5 bedroom house than we were paying for a 2 bedroom condo.  That's the ideal anyway.  Any income from the apartment in the house will be awesome to help fix up random things in the house.  Everything is livable but we definitely want to update the bathrooms at some point and kitchen way down the line.  For now, we're getting new appliances and trying to update the kitchen a bit- maybe new countertops or backsplash?  I don't know, we'll see how annoying it is once we're actually in there and everything.  We lived with fake brick walls and a very bad faux wood countertop for 6 years here, I'm sure we'll be fine. 

It is really sad to leave my pretty new kitchen and just this place as a whole.  But, the thought of living in a 2 bedroom condo for the rest of my life is much scarier.  We have so outgrown this place and we're ready to move on to the forever home.  Who knows, if we still have the condo in another 20-30 years, we can downgrade and move back in :)



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