Close Atlas

Sign everywhere.

It’s closing time. I didn’t start working as the manager of a creperie or shoe store or shoe store/creperie combo store. Although remind me to revisit that someday soon. That’s a fantastic idea. No, I am referring to the Big Moment Wife and I have been working towards for the past 12 months. Namely, saving money (big thankful hug to Father and Mother-in-Law for making that possible!), looking for potential homes, finding our home, putting an offer in, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, waiting, securing a loan, waiting, waiting, waiting, freaking out about all the potential homeownership disasters we’re inheriting, waiting, and, finally, scribbling our names on 5,700 pieces of paper to get a set of keys. AND JUST LIKE THAT, we have our very own street address. That address happens to come with four walls and a roof, which is a nice bonus. Honestly, if I knew what a long, arduous process homebuying was before we started on this insane journey, I probably would have purchased a motor home on a plot of government testing ground in the desert and called it a day. Sure, there are a few disadvantages to buying property in areas where bombs and heavy artillery are tested on a daily basis, but you don’t have to deal with realtors, lawyers, bankers and above all, the mountains of paperwork associated with conventional real estate. Am I thrilled to be a homeowner? Yes. Am I also seeing stars and feel like my brain just passed a stone? Yes. Where’s the Tylenol?


11 thoughts on “Close Atlas

  1. Congratulations! When we closed on our first house, I was waiting for the loan officer to turn over that last page and say “Ha ha! We’re not giving you any stinking mortgage ….” Apparently he forgot.


  2. Congratulations on the new home! I’m glad no one told you how long the process was. Four walls and a roof sounds much better than a mobile home on possibly radio active land 🙂



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