I signed my name 21 times today and initialed my name another 22 times. With all that scribbling I finalized the sale of the house. It’s Mine now. I was asked throughout the day if I was excited, and to be honest I am not sure why I wasn’t.
The house buying process is like it is anywhere. Search a while, put down an offer, go back and forth on details, go back and forth with the bank, sing loads of paperwork, and its all done. Nothing really to get excited about if you ask me.
I get the keys tomorrow when the sale goes on record. I don’t think I will be in a hurry to grab it.
Things will probably turn come Friday, when the movers arrive complete with all the stuff that has been in transit or storage for 3 months. I’ll be able to start setting up the cool stuff I want to do … the wireless internet, the satellite TV, the Brad Barnes Throwdown Emporium (aka guest bedroom) … but then again, I will have time for that.
But with a firm handshake to the son of the previous owner, the house is now mine. Turns out there is mail waiting on the mantle … my mantle … with my name on it (the mail, not the mantle). As the guy was telling me, I realized that I didn’t even know what my mailbox looks like.
Meh … all part of the fun.
For the record, if y’all want to google spy on me or just sign me up for spam — my new address (effective immediately):
1350 W 78th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99518