Binding Our Futures Together
Buying a house is akin to getting married.
There is a solemn gathering with a presiding official and everyone wearing nice clothes. There is a lot of arcane ceremony and formal language. Papers are signed, payment is rendered. Everyone shakes hands and congratulates the new owner.
I was very nervous before the closing. I didn’t sleep much the night before. It’s such a big step. All the inspections were good, but how much can you really know about what lies behind walls or under floors? What if this is all a mistake? I couldn’t eat breakfast and had too much coffee. Nevertheless, I found the resolve to sign my name to a check while managing to smile. A ring full of keys was my reward.
Afterwards, it was just us, the house and I, enjoying the spring sunshine. Ready for the challenges ahead.