Yes! Today we officially became home owners!
The settlement on our house came through a couple of days early and this afternoon we picked up the keys. Our keys. Of course we drove straight over to the house, parked the car in our carport for the first time, walked through our crunchy brown grass and opened our very own front door.
Standing in the living room which will soon be the heart of our home was, well, surreal really. And we must admit, looking at the cracked apricot paint, fluorescent light fixtures and filthy brown carpet, was just a teeny bit overwhelming. We have so much work to do and very little money to do it with. There is no landlord to call for help when something goes terribly wrong now! Even so, we are ridiculously excited about the journey ahead. We know working on the house isn’t going to be easy but we’re totally ready for the challenge. In fact, we begin work on Sunday! (If any of you have any brilliant tips for removing old, blistering paint, please do let us know…)
We’ll be back to share some scary “before” pictures soon!