Soon To Be in the 20001.
Pat, Jason, and I got the contract signed last night. We got a house. It’s an awesome place at New Jersey Ave and Q in Northwest D.C. We bought it from a very nice lady and her husband who have had it for the last few years.
We looked at a lot of places. We saw things that would almost qualify as drug houses. We saw things that were almost mansions (and had wonderful pocket doors, and really cool locations, and… and…). AT the end of the day, we found the perfect house for the three of us. Three equal bedrooms. Lots oh so lots of potential, but not so much potential that we have to gut the place.
It’s an odd feeling, buying a house. Just wrapping your head around the paperwork takes a lot of time. Without my background in design contracts, I would have been staring at the page blankly saying “um, what?” Even with said background, half of the things were me turning to our realtor asking for a translation. But it worked well, our structural engineer gave it the thumbs up, and everyone is stoked.
So, as of the end of May, I will be leaving 19 years as a Virginia resident behind me and become one of the residents of the “non-state” of Washington, D.C. I’ll have license plates that say “Taxation Without Representation” and I’ll be living in the most liberal voting block in the country. Not too shabby.
Send home depot gift cards.