April 29, 2005
We bought a house!
I’m a little bit slow making this announcement—you’ve probably already heard the rumor by now… but just in case you haven’t, I want to make it official.
My wife and I have bought a house here in Vancouver! We’ve been discussing the issue for quite some time now and were planning on doing some serious house hunting later this summer. But Sanni couldn’t seem to wait that long and started doing some preliminary looking around “just to see what’s out there.”
I should have know better.
We ended up going to look at a house (just for fun, of course) and really liked it. So we decided to make a offer on it and see what would happen. Well, our offer was accepted and now, only a few short weeks later, we’re happy new home owners. (We’ll be even happier after our move tomorrow and after getting things settled again.)
The whole process has happened so quickly. We were lucky not to have any problems. It has also required a lot of time and effort from both of us to keep the deal moving along. But everything has been finalized now and we received our keys yesterday.
We’re both really excited. It’s a very nice house and will be a nice change from a small apartment. We’ve still got a lot of work in front of us though (i.e. painting, moving, unpacking, yard work, etc) to make it our “home”, but at least it will be our home this time.