I Should Be Committed!
by, 06-28-2009 at 02:55 PM (1788 Views)
All winter we shivered away up here in a one-bedroom apartment, trying to buy a house, hoping to start the spring together somewhere new. Every house we looked at had nice features -- hell, some of you have seen many of them. Every place we saw was anywhere from 60% to 85% what we wanted. But there was always something, and sometimes a bunch of things, that we would've had to change right off, before a home would be "compatible" to my needs.
An old friend said one day, "why don't you build a house?" Actually, we had looked into this last year and it seemed too expensive. One thing led to another and this guy, well actually, the son of the guy who asked that question, is building us a house.
All the stuff you've ever heard about building a house is probably true. Getting married may be a commitment of some kind, but building a house together, now that is a pledged promise of obligation! Isn't it great that I have such confidence that Little Miss Wonderful and I will endure this arrangement of bond and covenant.
So that's where I've been. Learning how to sign my name. Learning what color I would prefer to have floor walls and ceiling, and what they are to be made of. One little anecdote. The closet in the master bedroom is bigger and has more windows than one of the apartments I lived in when I went to college! It's going to be great though, we both have some of the things we've always wanted.