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Well, a few things have been checked off my list of Things Which Must Be Done In The Next Two Months:

Start new job... check.
Survive first week of new job... check.
Move into James and Terra's spare room... check.
Make an offer on a condo... check.

The rest of my list looks increasingly manageable but still pretty hectic:

Continue new job
Read absolutely stacks of books for new job
Accept counter-offer on condo
Do innumerable closing-related condo tasks
Have nervous breakdown
Find time to go to Indianapolis and retrieve dining set and hutch of my Grandma's that now belongs to me and has home in condo

After that... well, I'm sure life in the asylum will be very peaceful. I wonder if they'll let me out every afternoon to teach my 8th graders?


Anonymous said...


When we were moving your stuff on Saturday, I was marveling at God's provision. I remember the news about six weeks ago, "I don't have a job, and I won't have a place to stay come September 1."

God is good...check.


Laura said...

Amen and amen.

Praise God.

Radagast said...

Try to stay out of the asylum...

James said...

just wondering, what made you decide to buy rather than rent? customizations you would like to make? financial benefits? pride of ownership? something else?

Laura said...

James... a lot of it was just the fact that I've lived in Louisville for 3 1/2 years, have put thousands of dollars into rent, and have nothing to show for it. At this point, with the market being like it is, I can buy for less than renting an equivalent-sized place, which makes buying a total no-brainer.

In 4 or 5 years, I'll have a paid-off mortgage and be able to sell the place for more than I bought it for (Lord willing), rather than be out even MORE thousands of dollars and STILL have nothing to show for all that money spent. It seems like much better stewardship of my limited resources to put a chunk of my paycheck toward a mortgage as opposed to padding the pockets of a landlord and getting nothing in return.

The tax deductions are pretty rad too...