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Grabbing a minute in the middle of VividCon Packing Frenzy to say --

I have a house.

That is, I assume I'm going to have a house in... [*counting*] ...a month and four days, as long as nothing comes unstuck in the interim.

This isn't the short sale house I posted about earlier; maybe an hour after the realtor and I finished writing up the offer on that one, I was going to lunch with some friends and she phoned me to say, "Uh, I don't know how you'll feel about this particular complication, but -- the house on A. Street just came back on the market."

The house on A. Street is one I'd seen my very first day of touring/viewing, and had said, "That one. YEAH. Want it. Let's offer." But when we got back to the office we learned someone else had put in an offer earlier that day, and had it accepted, and so I was skunked and disgruntled.

But! That deal fell apart, the house came back on the market, the realtor and I went to re-tour it that evening and wrote up an offer first thing in the morning, the offer was accepted, the loan and insurance are processing through, we're set for a closing on Sept. 16 --

-- and I have not slept more than three hours a night since, oh, last Friday or thereabouts, my stupid brain apparently preferring to spend the small hours of the night debating what color to paint the dining room, and how to lay out the garden. I am slightly unwell with exhaustion/stress, and feel like my brain has been *sandpapered*. (Perfect time to set off to a con, which is always an adventure in social frenzy and sleep deprivation! *g*)

Anyway, a few pictures of the new place are here. It's quite a bit smaller than the short-sale place, less fancy, but closer in to town, and it feels comfy and right-sized for me (the other place was really almost TOO big) and I am very very happy.

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] cereta.livejournal.com
Oh, lovely!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] codyne
Congratulations! The place looks great!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:34 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dsudis.livejournal.com
Oh, shiny! Congratulations!! And fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly.

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anoel.livejournal.com
Yay congrats! That's awesome news. And very cute :)

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aerye.livejournal.com
\YOU/!!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl-o.livejournal.com
Omigosh, congratulations!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] renenet.livejournal.com
Woo hoo! Congratulations! It looks lovely!!!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nestra.livejournal.com
Yay! We can talk homeowner stuff at VVC, because by god, I want to spend some time talking to you.

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beledibabe.livejournal.com
Keeping my fingers crossed that everything goes smooothly!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:51 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] shayheyred.livejournal.com
Wonderful! Delightful! I hope all goes smoothly - as a homeowner myself, I can tell you it's equal parts delight and the chewing of nails down to the quick.

At least you'll have a back yard - mine's filled with Donald Trump highrises!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dine.livejournal.com
oh, how terrific! it looks like a lovely you-sized place, and most of your want-to-change items should be easily accomplished. I'm so happy for you!

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Date: 2009-08-13 02:58 am (UTC)
rhi: A goblet of red wine on the table, palm placemats underneath (wine)
From: [personal profile] rhi
Oh, man, that looks like a great house, Kat! I wish you many joys in house ownership and a successful and stress free closing!

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nagasvoice.livejournal.com
Looks like a great house to me too. Rock walls are terrific for certain kinds of plants. I loved seeing them full of lovely things in Seattle and Vancouver!

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:06 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] giglet.livejournal.com
Oh congratulations! It looks lovely!

And I wouldn't say it has *no* architectural interest! I like the different levels of the roof line. How is the plumbing, electric, and heat?

It' very exciting!

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tracy-rowan.livejournal.com
Oh sweetie that's beautiful, and it looks like it's in great condition.

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] taraljc.livejournal.com
ZOMG YAYS NEW DIGS YAYS! I love the interior paint job--lovely warm colours.

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] umbo.livejournal.com
Very nice--congrats and woohoo!

KITCHEN!

Date: 2009-08-13 03:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rattlecatcher.livejournal.com
OMG. I have a galley kitchen that's big enough to - well, to stand in. That's it. I have the good kind of envy. :)

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blacksquirrel.livejournal.com
Yay! So excited for you! See you tomorrow-ish

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mimesere.livejournal.com
eeeeee yay!

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] china_shop
Ooh congratulations! \o/ \o/ \o/

Enjoy VVC!

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Date: 2009-08-13 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] minim-calibre.livejournal.com
Yay! That house looks familiar. Not that I can place its location, but it looks familiar. The inside looks cozy, but not cramped. Very nice!

Have good VVC!

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Date: 2009-08-13 08:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thefourthvine.livejournal.com
It's a lovely house. Congratulations!

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Date: 2009-08-13 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meri-oddities.livejournal.com
Oh, Congratulations! Home ownership is a good thing.

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Date: 2009-08-13 10:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] drlense.livejournal.com
The house is GORGEOUS- I love that most of the big finish stuff is done. (Floors, seriously- are a PITA- and these are beautiful). I love the yard and the shed- CONGRATULATIONS!!

Many years of happiness in the house. &hearts

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Date: 2009-08-13 11:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reginagiraffe
Yay!! Congratulations!

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Date: 2009-08-13 11:49 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] the-shoshanna.livejournal.com
oh HURRAH! Congratulations!

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Date: 2009-08-13 12:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ruric.livejournal.com
Oh that's beautiful!

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Date: 2009-08-13 12:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thisisbone.livejournal.com
Kat, I loooooove it. It looks exactly right-sized for you, and I can tell from the pics that the previous owners took good care of the house -- the floors, in particular, look to be in great shape. The bathroom -- WOW. Beautiful. Love the floor, love the vanity. I also love the wall color in the living room, with that recessed TV nook. It looks a lot like my new den color! What is it with kitchens and yellow? At least you've already got the white ceilings and trim! *thumbs-up* And the sliders will let in great light!

I will think good thoughts for you between now and Sept. 16.

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Date: 2009-08-13 01:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brooklinegirl.livejournal.com
dude omg YAY YAY YAY! It's a mitzvah! It's MEANT TO BE! look at your perfect little HOUSE! I love it! The kitchen is awesome, I'm in love with the living room, and that office is SPECTACULAR. W000000000000000T!

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Date: 2009-08-13 03:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexfandra.livejournal.com
Congratulations! And Don't Panic!

I agree about the yellow paint inside, but on the outside it can be quite cheery in our Pacific Northwet. I painted my house banana-cream pie yellow with brick-red trim, and the neighbors loved it (and so do I) because it brightened up the street on overcast days. Just a thought. I hope you have tons'o'fun redecorating and gardening! Yay!

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Date: 2009-08-13 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jacquez.livejournal.com
yay house!

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Date: 2009-08-19 04:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] heresluck
Oh my goodness -- I missed this post in con travel, and now I am laughing because you ARE going to paint the kitchen...! But the house is SO CUTE, and just Kat-sized, and I am SO EXCITED to see what you do with the garden! Also, I am swooning over the floors (new bamboo! pretty tile! eeeee!).

In conclusion, I am already planning a trip to the Seattle area for next spring break. *g*

HELLO HELLO KITTY

Date: 2009-08-19 06:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kormantic.livejournal.com
Miss Kat, I miss you and you should come to visit our new pad and then we will come to visit YOURS. Also, I have a present for you!

xoxoxo

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