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Tuesday, October 7, 2003

In the middle of our street

It's a funny thing. You walk into a lawyer's office with a couple of slips of paper with a few too many zeroes on them, zeroes that represent a lot of work over a lot of time. You stick around for a little over an hour, chatting pleasantly about the Penn State tchotchkes on the bookshelf and the intelligence of left-handers while signing your name maybe thirty or forty times. You walk out lighter by the slips of paper you brought in, but heavier by a stack of paper that barely fits into the briefcase you brought and the crushing burden of debt that extends for most of the rest of your lifespan. Along with that extra weight, you get the exhilirating feeling of escaping the renter class.

We bought a house today.

Posted at 8:25 PM

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WOOHOO!

Congrats! :-D

*hugs*

Posted by tegan at 9:21 PM, October 7, 2003 [Link]

Congratulations. Or should I say, my condolances? :-)

/a fellow homeowner

Posted by Mike at 10:08 PM, October 7, 2003 [Link]

Congratulations. Don't think of the debt: think of the mortgage deduction instead!

Posted by Elaine at 8:54 AM, October 8, 2003 [Link]

Congrats! Now you can enjoy all those episodes of Trading Spaces and actually try stuff out.... ;)

Posted by the other Elaine at 4:09 PM, October 8, 2003 [Link]

hey congratulations, ralph! welcome to the world of "oh my god, another plumbing bill!" and "do we paint or re-do the roof first" :)

looks a very nice house. plenty o'space for that music collection (which, btw, will no longer grow at a rapid rate, because the house will eat all your dispensable income!)

Posted by deb at 6:01 AM, October 11, 2003 [Link]

mazel tov! a split rail fence, even.

doing it in your parents' bedroom won't weird you out, will it? (okay, i've slapped myself for that one so you don't have to.)

Posted by shirley at 11:25 PM, October 13, 2003 [Link]

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