Day 04/30: A Roof Over Our Heads
Last July we went and did something incredibly grown-up. We bought a house. Boy, oh boy was that ever a stressful exercise. I feel like no matter how much you try to be cold, hard, and logical about home-buying there is always a huge element of ERMERGERD going on.
I remember lying awake at night worrying about whether or not I was making a huge mistake. What if the roof caves in? What if a sink hole forms under the house? What if it's FULL OF SNAKES?! Honest to God, I had a panic attack over each and every one of these things.
A year and a half later we are still here. The roof might not be brand new, but it's not leaking yet. The foundation may not be perfect, but its not a seething vortex either, and most importantly, I am yet to find a single rattlesnake anywhere inside. Way to go, house.
For the first six months I couldn't shake the feeling that we were crashing at someone's parents house, like the grown-up police were going to show up at any moment and toss us on our cans. After a while though, we settled in, and now I feel perfectly cozy on our little homestead. I am so comfortable that I don't even bother wearing pants most days.
How would the grown-up police like that?