On May 25th 2016, I walked into my lawyer’s office, signed a bunch of paper work, handed over a bank draft with all of my money and got the keys to my house.
It was a pretty surreal moment, though very anti-climatic. I did all of this on my lunch break so I had to get back to work and plug away.
The most powerful emotion I felt that day was relief.
I was relieved to have a place to call home.
I was relieved to finally be done house hunting.
I was relieved that I didn’t have to deal with house bidding (and losing) anymore.
And mostly, I was relieved to have a fresh start.
For about 3 months after the house purchase, my momentum to fix it up was high! I worked on my house every day after work and spent my time at the hardware store or at the house. I had such a great time learning how to fix things but my steam quickly died down. By the time winter rolled abound, all of my projects I had started in the spring sat dormant.
Now, 1 year later, I’ve (along with my amazing team):
- Painted the house top-to-bottom
- Decorated my house
- Finally put curtains up
- Met my neighbors
- Got my stairs re-finished
- Tried and failed to plant a tree
- Re-finished the door frames
- Wired my basement
- Install a fence
- Re-design the deck- in progress
- Replace the door frames
- Get door-knobs on the doors
- Paint touch-ups
- Take the tape off from last year from some places
- Seal the basement?
- Clean and organize the basement
- Fix some doors
- Buy a washer and dryer
- Buy more appliances
The list goes on and on…