Dream House: The Courtship of We

I meet with our realtor today to sign the purchase and sale agreement for our new house! This is the last big step before the closing. The Bear and I have to run to the bank and withdraw our down payment.  I have to say that it is somewhat overwhelming (but terribly exciting).

Last week I decided to meld our bank accounts together, rather than keeping my own private accounts. This might seem like a “given” for someone who has been married two years with a baby on the way, but it was my last vestige of independence. My financial competence. I needed to do merge our finances as a personal acknowledgement that I am part of a WE now.  Sure, there will be time for a “mad money account” later, but now, I need to know we both have access to this in case of an emergency.

I can’t lie here. This was really hard for me to do. When you have been single for so long you are used to being self-reliant. It is hard for me to be vulnerable. To know that family decisions will now override personal ones. But it’s time.

Here are some more pictures of the Dream House. I am still going bonkers with ideas for paint, nursery, and period details. It’s been a pleasant distraction. A real focus on  the future. 

The front of the 1850's colonial


The backyard at dusk


The Beech tree stands vigil.


The long driveway from the road.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Christina on May 4, 2010 at 10:41 am



  2. I’ve been married almost three years and I still have my own account ha ha, and I haven’t even changed my social security card! I like having my own account, though (that way he doesn’t know when I buy him something – or more specifically when I buy MYSELF something, he he)

    We remodeled our first home, took a year and it was HARD since we did it all on our own. Just remeber to stay happy!!! It’s all that matters!!!


  3. Love love love your new house! What a great place. 🙂


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