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Friday, May 01, 2009

Lofty ambitions

Today I will move into my new place. The only difference between this place and others is a big one. I’m not talking about size, but ownership.

For years, I paid my dues and saved every dollar and cent I could in order to buy something I could call my own. A lot of sacrifices were made (time, space, sanity), but now I can say I own my very own place.

It’s not a place by the beach, or a mansion in the Briar Path, but I am moving on up (even if I’m not very high off the ground). Situated downtown, my two-storey loft has high ceilings, lots of sunlight, a small patio, and room for all my crap.

Sadly, the only problem I have is one of furniture; I don’t have much of it. But, after waiting years to become a homeowner, I'm impatient to get it furnished. No matter how fabulous your place is, no one wants to sit, eat or sleep on the floor.


Blogger Kevin said...


Welcome to the burden of property! You're gonna love it.

May 01, 2009 12:15 am  
Blogger Doomed But Cheerful! said...

Congratulations - there are only two investments that have consistently held or increased their value in the West in the last 100 years or so - gold, and property. Well done on your perseverance! Now, furniture is always a vexing thing - I prefer minimal, my wife would like Second Empire or similar - so in 'my' spce (the den) it is a couple of kelim rugs and some giant bean bags, with some prints on the walls (unpainted, ofc!). When I was in Glasgow, I got all my furniture from the Salvation Army shop - call me cheap, if you like! But it worked out well, and kept the mortgage payments on time!
Enjoy your space - quite envious - a loft!
G =]

May 01, 2009 2:04 am  
Blogger Godfrey Off the Grid said...

awesome man. very exciting. sounds like a pretty sweet apartment.

May 01, 2009 9:21 am  
Blogger Billy said...

Wow, that is awesome. Congrats. Can't wait to see pictures.

May 01, 2009 9:24 am  
Anonymous Tuna Girl said...

Congratulations. May you have many happy years in your own place.

I'm still living with hand-me-down furniture from thirteen years ago, so I feel your pain. Take your time and only buy stuff you love.

May 01, 2009 9:57 am  
Blogger Stephen Chapman... said...

Sounds great!

We have some spare furniture - only problem is that I live north of London!


May 01, 2009 12:17 pm  
Blogger Brand New W said...

congratulations! that's huge news!!!

May 01, 2009 3:22 pm  
Blogger eugene said...

good for you !!! you are now more in charge of your money ..

May 03, 2009 1:40 am  
Blogger Cincinnati NAMjA said...

Congrats! Don'tw worry...you will get whats coming to you. Sometimes its better to wait.

May 03, 2009 9:30 am  

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