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Jul 13, 2019 23:26:21

I own a home

by @craigpetterson PATRON | 230 words | 137🔥 | 138💌

Craig Petterson

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I picked up my keys for my first home today! It's been amazing.
I'm just jotting down some thoughts, but I know some of these will come out negatively, but honestly, I'm happy!
We both feel they process has lost that initial excitement because it took far longer than it needed to due to some annoying and incompetent lawyers.
It's weird because I feel like I should be over the moon, but I don't really feel that right now. There are times when we're ecstatic and other times when we feel crippled with the sheer amount of things there are to do! Maybe that is normal, but with it being our first home, we don't really know!
When we popped into our new, deserted, empty house, it was amazing. Walking through the threshold was awesome - this is ours!
The previous owner has been amazing. He left us a card with our neatly piled collection of assorted keys and documentation. He was organised, sorted everything out and left the place in a great condition. We have no complains about him, he went above and beyond in some aspects!
We met a neighbour for the very first time - a guy with 3 kids. His wife was out. They seemed very nice! Thank god.
I'll probably talk about some other thoughts regarding the house quite soon!

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    @craigpetterson Congratulations, new home owner! It is a thrilling feeling. I still remember the experience from nine years ago walking in to my house. Take it all in and savor the moment!

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 14, 2019 13:53:18
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      @brandonwilson Thanks, Brandon! It's been amazing, but there is a lot of work to do and the costs are stacking up! I'm sure you'll get another update soon. How are things with you?

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 15, 2019 22:36:17
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      @craigpetterson Oh yes, I remember that particular time period it felt like money was flying out the door in buckets! But you'll eventually get your footing and decide what's a must-have now vs wait-to-have later. I experienced a mini version of this due to Amazon Prime Day today.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jul 15, 2019 19:24:22
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      @brandonwilson haha, certainly feels like that. We just want to do 2 main rooms that we live in and a must have bathroom - which is leaking into one of the must have rooms preventing that being sorted. Everything is will be wait-to-have later!

      I've been there was Amazon Prime as well. I got rid! I found I was buying more crap than I needed :D

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 16, 2019 11:07:34
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    @craigpetterson exciting! :) Now you're done with the papers, time to enjoy your new cocoon and throw a party!

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 14, 2019 07:28:42
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      @basilesamel Thanks, Baz! The party is a while away - lots of decorating to do! How are your travels?

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 15, 2019 22:34:47
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      @craigpetterson Great, send me an invite! :)

      It's doing well, moving to Southern Vietnam tomorrow. The heat is barely bearable though :P

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Jul 16, 2019 05:51:09
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      @basilesamel haha! Will do. Let me know if you're ever in the UK (North West)

      Craig Petterson avatar Craig Petterson | Jul 16, 2019 11:13:58
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    @craigpetterson congrats to become house owner !

    Knight avatar Knight | Jul 14, 2019 07:40:10
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