Adventures of a Modern Day, Middle-Aged Hero, on the Glory Road(to family security)


Hope she likes the Christmas Present.

Well, after a few weeks of being wishy-washy as far as looking for a new house, my wife and I found a house that met all of our requirements, as well as being low in the price band we had set for ourselves. 

Because history has proven that the chances increase that you will make a bad decision the longer you think about it, we got the ball rolling Monday to put in an offer.  Much pain ensued, but after some running around, we got the mortgage guy enough paperwork that he was willing to give us a pre-approval letter, and we sat down with our agent to put in an offer.

At noon I got a phone call with a counter offer, which we accepted.

Yay...we get to start the adventures of being homeowners again!

It's a nice house...at 1940SF it's big enough for us, but not too big(although my wife is already looking at a couch for the living room).  The back yard has several grape vines growing in it, which has the potential to be nice next fall.  To my wife's delight, it even has a room already set up for homeschooling.


Closing probably won't happen until the end of January, which is almost perfect timing as our lease is up at our current place at the end of February.  We will get to enjoy Christmas, and then start boxing things up.  Luckily, we have a lot of experience with that now...this will be the 4th move since December of 2010.

Even more luckily for me, it means me wife will be doing most of the packing!


  1. Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly for you.

  2. Don't count on that January closing...SOMETHING will go wrong, we were supposed to close on the last wednesday of July (26th I think). We didn't close till Sept 1st.......