Sunday, June 25, 2006

1 Brighton Lane

Well...it's official.

We're staying in the South.

Some have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting for the official word but tomorrow (unless a last minute disaster occurs), we will be signing the papers for the first home we have ever bought.

Everyone keeps asking me if I'm excited and trust me, in many ways I am. I have really done my time in rentals and the frugal side of me KNOWS that it is not the best way to invest your money. I'm buying my first hanging light and I'm more thrilled about that then I care to admit. Most importantly, I finally get two bathrooms! YEE-HAW! With all these boys, things were starting to get pretty stinky!

But...it's all coming on the coattail of a great job offer to move back home and a couple of fabulous visits from friends and family. It's also coming after a death in the family that I couldn't go north for. My parents are now caregivers to my grandmother with Alzheimer's and I know I could help them. My best friends are facing all kinds of life changes that I want to be apart of...I want to encourage and love on them. A baby is about to born...and so on.

I know with time I will accept my long distant fate and be like so many others down here that are like "family" to each other with the understanding that we are all in it together. I feel so grateful to already have a couple of those friends in my life so soon and am assured that they want to ease the absence of parents and relatives.

Many people who know us and where we are from say, "Why would you want to go back there? There's nothing there anymore!"

I totally disagree.

So many that are worth so much to me are there.

Regardless, tomorrow I agree to pay back THOUSANDS of dollars to a bank and I laugh out loud at the arrangement!! Have they looked into our account? The house is adorable and it's #1 on the street so that has to be a good sign, right? I'm trying to decided on the color of the ceramic tile flooring and other than marriage and children...it's the biggest most expensive decision of my life thus far! (How pathetic is that?)

Matt leaves on another long trip this week so I will be investing each free moment of time and every spare penny to getting the house ready for us to move next weekend!

HEY!

I'm a natural! I'm already sounding like a homeowner!

4 comments:

night-rider said...

Not just #1 but "Bright" and "on" as well - you simply can't go wrong with such an auspicious address! Hope it all works out for you Char and brings you much happiness.

Setrn said...

Well put! I am happy for you all. I am sure that the short visit from me made you glad you live so far away:) you know, those comments about our Illiana home kinda irritate me! I don't think it is the armpit of America, and I live here. (hmm, what does that say about me???) Anyway, congratulations on this huge endeavor.

Charity said...

I totally agree about the armpit!

While it's incredible to live around the mountains and near the ocean...there is nothing like the farmlands of Indiana. It was and still is a great place to live.

I obviously miss it very much.

Stephanie Houston said...

Charity. . .

I felt so compelled to add on to this. I moved to Florida for 6 years and whatever that pull is to come back, I felt it so strongly that I now live back in my little hometown. Once it's in your blood, it's there forever.