After some quick rounds of negotiation, seller-to-realtor-to-realtor-to-buyer and back again, we agreed on a selling price and a closing date. As of March 21, I will be a homeowner!!! I was a homeowner once before, but it was only a condo. Same financial responsibility of a mortgage, but it was basically a glorified apartment. This, my friends, is a HOUSE. Holy cow. On one level, it seems like a natural evolution, and there's unabated excitement. On another level, there's awe: lil' ol' me will own a whole big house with a front yard, backyard, driveway, and garage. I can, like, plant trees and flowers and build a deck and shop at--gasp--Home Depot. Wow. I'm trying to ascertain if there's any anxiety or trepidation yet...so far, so good. Bring it on!
Now, to begin the packing.