Not sure we could have fit two bigger milestones into a one-week period. In less than 48 hours, Scott and I are scheduled to close on our new home in Okemos, Mich. Six days from now, we hit the big day and get married.
So, to make a long story short, yes, we survived the rigamarole of house-hunting while simultaneously figuring out this wedding thing. (We don’t recommend doing both at the same time.) More on the house after the wedding.
In any case, we appreciate everyone who helped pitch in to our home downpayment fund, which, as of Thursday, will officially become the home set-up fund because moving from a little one-bedroom apartment to a 1,400-square-foot house means we don’t have a single room furnished. What little furniture we do have fits well into the finished basement — and it only fits the basement (that should give you an idea of the state of our apartment). Our basic metal you-can-buy-it-new-for-$80 bed frame will go into the guest bedroom (sorry in advance, guests). And that’s literally it in terms of furnishings!
For those of you who will joining the party on Sunday, we will, if all goes according to plan, not only be newlyweds, but newlyweds with their first home. Talk about a megadose of long-term commitment. Good thing we feel ready on both counts.