After 2 hours of paper after paper, signature after signature – and several questions sprinkled in for good measure – we’re now the owners of a two-flat conversion in our favorite Chicago ‘hood. (What!)
As you can imagine, it was slightly comical when the previous owner passed the torch – 2 pounds of keys, ha! – followed by, what the?! There are 20 more days of tenants living in the our soon-to-be home, but we’ve tossed around the idea of some exterior fixing up (including a tree limb that’s thisclose to crashing through the second floor window), and we’re already making plans for knocking down walls and leveling an uneven floor (oh, the ceiling, too). This future guy needs help, and we can’t wait to dive in.
We’re deep in the rental process of our own little condo, and we were admittedly surprised by the overwhelming response – pleasantly surprised, of course. Fingers crossed we can make a decision among the applicants soon – opening the rest of June to pre-planning and hyper-excited dinner conversations. For every hurdle we’ve jumped through to get to that closing table, we know we have that many more (way more) ahead of us still. Those old (at times, painful) hurdles seem so distant now; we’re only looking forward.
PS! Happy birthday to the coolest guy I’ve ever known; Scott turned a whopping 32 yesterday.